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June 6, 2019 Ma thèse en 180 secondes – finale suisse

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MT180 finale suisse 2018

Madame, Monsieur, chère collègue, cher collègue,

Au nom de l’Université de Neuchâtel et de la Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale, coorganisatrices, nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à assister à la finale suisse du concours Ma thèse en 180 secondes,

Jeudi 6 juin prochain, 18h30,
à La Chaux-de-Fonds,

Théâtre de l’Heure bleue,
Avenue Léopold-Robert 27.

Ce concours francophone de vulgarisation et d’éloquence, organisé pour la quatrième année en Suisse, permet à des doctorant-e-s de présenter leur sujet de recherche en termes simples à un auditoire profane et diversifié. Chaque doctorant-e doit faire, en trois minutes, un exposé clair, concis et néanmoins convaincant sur son projet de recherche.

Une compétition interne dans les hautes écoles universitaires participantes a permis de sélectionner des lauréat-e-s dans chaque établissement pour la seconde étape: la finale nationale. La finale 2019 rassemblera donc 16 qualifié-e-s des universités de Fribourg, de Genève, de Lausanne, de Neuchâtel et de Zurich, ainsi que de l’EPFL, qui solliciteront les faveurs du public et du jury.

La ou le lauréat-e du premier prix représentera les universités suisses lors de la finale internationale, le 26 septembre 2019 à Dakar (Sénégal). Vous pouvez trouver d’autres informations sur le site mt180.ch >>.

Afin que nous puissions vous accueillir dans les meilleures conditions, nous vous remercions de bien vouloir nous confirmer votre présence d’ici le 26 mai 2019, en vous inscrivant en ligne: www.mt180.ch/reservation/ >>

Avec nos bien cordiales salutations,

Denis Billotte
Secrétaire général
Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale
Kilian Stoffel
Université de Neuchâtel

Career Conversations Seminar, May 9, 2019

Graduate campus and Career conversations organize a new seminar on the UNIL campus

“If you don’t know what kind of job you want to do in the future, or if you are uncertain how to actually get the job of your dreams, this is the seminar for you.” Further information and registration: https://www.graduatecampus.ch/index.php?id=1203&tx_displaycontroller[showUid]=97
The seminar will take place at May 9th, 5:30pm at the Doringy campus.
You can register with you Graduate Campus account

Career Conversations seminar May 9th


9th Lausanne CompBio Meeting on May 24 starting at 12:00

The 9th Lausanne CompBio meeting will take place on May 24 starting at 12:00 in the Génopode Auditoire B
Our CompBio meeting series brings together the broad quantitative and computational biology research community in Lausanne.

This time we will have talks from three outstanding speakers:
  • Hanna Kokko (Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich):  Why you might want to care about population regulation, even if your actual focus is some other question
  • Eleonora Porcu (Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG), University of Lausanne, and Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, CHUV):  Mendelian Randomization integrating GWAS and eQTL data reveals genetic determinants of complex and clinical traits
  • Mojgan Masoodi (Lipid Biology, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, and Inselspital Bern):  The role of lipid metabolism in metabolic disorders: From patient stratification to personalized treatment
For a change, we’ll start with registration and lunch at 12:00 and the talks will begin at 13:00.

Participation is free but space is limited so please register as soon as possible to ensure we don’t run out of risotto (provided as a courtesy of the Department of Computational Biology):  https://compbio.eventbrite.com


CRISPR and Beyond, Wellcome Genome Campus, UK – Sep. 2 to 4, 2019

CRISPR and beyond – perturbations at scale to understand genomes

02 – 04 September 2019, Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

The rapid advances of CRISPR/Cas-based technologies and DNA synthesis now make it possible to modulate genomes with relative ease. These tools can help us understand how genetic variation impacts phenotype and answer important long-standing questions in biology that also impact human health, laying the foundations for precision medicine for heritable diseases and cancer treatment.
This conference will bring together biomedical researchers working on high throughput screening, genome engineering, and/or variant effect interpretation, to explore these advances.
Early Bird discount is available until 11 June 2019. A limited number of bursaries are available for PhD students to attend the meeting.
Please feel free to forward this message on to colleagues who may also have an interest in this conference.

Scientific sessions include:
  • Understanding impact of coding variants
  • Measuring consequences of non-coding variation
  • Screens for gene function in cells
  • Assaying gene function in organisms
  • Gene and drug function in disease
  • Interactions with genes, drugs, and environment
  • New technology for readouts and perturbations
John Doench
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
Jolanda van Leeuwen
University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Leopold Parts
Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Lea Starita
University of Washington, USA
Brit Adamson
University of Princeton, USA

Brenda Andrews
University of Toronto, Canada

Michael Boutros
DKFZ Heidelberg, Germany

Ellen Bushell
Umea University, Sweden

Ulrich Elling
Institute of Molecular Biology, Austria

Douglas Fowler
Unversity of Washington, USA

Molly Gasperini
University of Washington, USA

Maya Ghoussaini
Open Targets, UK

Luke Gilbert

Emma Haapaniemi
University of Oslo, Norway

Ben Lehner
Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain

James McFarland
Broad Institute, USA

Fritz Roth
University of Toronto, Canada

Jussi Taipale
University of Cambridge, UK

Sibylle Vonesch
EMBL, Germany

Yanli Wang
Institute of Biophysics CAS, China

Poster: https://coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CRISPR_2019_A4_Poster.pdf 


Thesis defense of Harmonie Dehaene, March 8, 2019 – 16:00 Aud. A, Génopode


D.Day 2019: Wednesday 10th April – Auditoire Yersin, CHUV

The ADAS is excited to invite you all to the 15th edition of the

D.Day 2019

Wednesday 10th April
Auditoire Yersin – CHUV

Come discover what your neighbours are working on!

Registration deadline is until March 20th!


The D.Day is our annual PhD event at UNIL, organised by ADAS and supported by the Doctoral School of the FBM. During this day, invited speakers present their research on various topics, and PhD students and Post-docs are given the opportunity to share and present their work as posters or also as oral presentations! Of course, the event is followed by an aperitif!


With exciting talks by this year’s distinguished guest speakers:


Francesca Siclari – Research center for the sleep, CHUV, Switzerland

Carlos Guillén Viejo– Département of Biochimistry and molecular biology, Complutense University Madrid, Spain

Wendy Russell – Rowett Institut, University of Aberdeen, UK

Jonathan Cooper – Wolfson Chair of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK


Why come to the D.Day?

* Easy credits! 0.5 ECTS if you present a poster and 1.0 ECTS if you are selected for a short talk

* Networking experience! with your colleagues, our sponsors and our extra guests from biotech startups

* Cash Prize! for best talk and best poster!


Check out the full program and other info about the D.Day 2019 on our website www.unil.ch/dday

Fill in the registration form if you would like to come! 


The event is open to all, therefore even if you don’t have a poster, you are still more than welcome to come! So don’t hesitate to register!

FMB is composed from different horizons, so if you are an engineer or working on public health or any other topic related to life science, please come and share with us your work!

Programme           http://wp.unil.ch/dday/program/ 

Further information   http://wp.unil.ch/dday/


ADAS Committee