Conferences Archive


Feb 7-8, 2019 biology19 UNIZH

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Dear colleagues

As most of you should know, the next biology19 shall take place on 7/8 February at the University of Zurich Irchel. The web site just went on line: ( A corresponding flyer for distribution is attached. Please pass on this E-mail to all your interested colleagues for information and advertisement.

Abstract submission and registration will open in November and go until Christmas.

Best regards, and in the name of the organising committee,

Wolf Blanckenhorn

Evolutionary Biology & Environmental Studies

University of Zurich-Irchel
34 (building)-J (floor) – 26 (office)
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich

Phone: +41 44 635.47.55


LS2 free Satellite Meeting Proteomics & Structural Biology, Oct. 10, 2018

Dear colleagues

We still have remaining places in the free Satellite Meeting for students & Postdocs on “Proteomics & Structural Biology”, October 10, 2018, at the Louis-Jeantet foundation in Geneva. The registration deadline is September 17, 2018.
With kind regards
Carolin von Schoultz

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Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) and the Louis-Jeantet Foundation co-organize a free Satellite Meeting on “Proteomics & Structural Biology”for 30 students and Postdocs at the Louis-Jeantet Foundation in Geneva on October 10, 2018.

It takes place on the day after the Louis-Jeantet Symposium 2018 on the same topic.

Two outstanding plenary speakers, the Nobel Chemistry laureate Kurt Wüthrich (The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla (US) and ETH Zurich) and Michal Bassani(CHUV Lausanne)will be joining the satellite meeting, give a talk themselves, and comment on the participants’ talks. The chair of the meeting will be Ioannis Xenarios(UNIL/UNIGE).

Registered participants of this satellite meeting that also attend the preceding Louis-Jeantet Symposium (October 9), will join the speakers for the following Apéro and casual dinnerThis is an excellent opportunity for the students to approach the speakers, get inspired, build their network, and exchange ideas!

Interested students & Postdocs are invited to register with an abstract and thereby apply for an oral presentation at this meeting at:

The registration deadline is September 17, 2018.
Please find attached the flyer to the Satellite Meeting.
I would be happy if you could spread this info in among interested students & Postdocs. Don’t hesitate to get back to me if you have any questions.
With best wishes


Carolin von Schoultz, PhD
Scientific Officer LS2
LS2 (Life Sciences Switzerland)

BioTech Chat: Market Research Analyst in Life Science, Sep. 24, 2018, at 6pm, GEN room 2020

  • Are you interested to learn more about career opportunities for Life Scientists in Market Analysis?
  • Are you curious to understand what it means to work on market research, market intelligence, market insights, market analytics and competitive intelligence?
If so, you should join our upcoming Biotech Chat dedicated to
an event organized by the BioScience Network Lausanne (BSNL)!
BSNL Biotech Chats are career and networking events where experts and peers can exchange their ideas and experiences in an informal setting. They offer a unique opportunity to get first-hand insights into various professions in Life Sciences, which may help to discover your own prospective career paths.
During this Biotech Chat dedicated to the job position of Market Research Analyst you will have the opportunity to listen to the talks and network with the following two outstanding speakers:
  • SIMON BALL, Director Global Market Insights at Celgene
Simon Ball gained a PhD in Neuroscience from University of Bristol before moving into the field of Pharmaceutical Market Research in 2006. In 2010 he joined Celgene and has subsequently held several positions of increasing responsibility within the Market Insights team.  He is currently working as Director of Global Market Insights focusing on Hematology and Oncology based in Boudry Switzerland.  
  • ANTOINE JANISSON, Manager, Commercial Analytics at Incyte
Antoine Janisson started his career in 2006 when he joined Merck as R&D training systems manager where he also became a senior market analyst in 2010. In 2017, he moved to Incyte where he is currently working as manager commercial analytics. 
WHENSeptember 24th 2018 from 18.00-20.00 
WHEREGénopode building, room GEN-2020  on the UNIL Sorge campus.
Each Biotech Chat is followed by an apéro to give you a chance to discuss and network with the speakers and the participants.
For organizational reasons, please register here to attend the event.

Lausanne Comp Bio meeting & kick-off of Quantitative Biology doctoral school – Sep. 26, 2018

7th Lausanne CompBio Meeting 26th September 2018


Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM, GEN auditorium A


10:00 – 10:15:   Registration

10:15 – 10:20:   Opening remarks

10:20 – 10:40:   Jacob Arguello (UNIL, Department of Ecology and Evolution):  Sensory Neuroevolution

10:40 – 11:00:   Xiang-Yi Li (University of Zurich): Intersexual resource competition and the evolution of sex-biased dispersal

11:00 – 11:20:   Coffee break

11:20 – 11:40:   Paolo De Los Rios (EPFL): Leveraging co-evolutionary information for protein structure prediction and classification

11:40 – 12:00:   Aitana Lebrand (SIB): From bioinformatics to clinical bioinformatics

12:00 – 12:15:  Joint kick-off event between the new doctoral schools “UNIL Quantitative Biology” & “EPFL  Computational and Quantitative Biology“.

12:15 – 13:00:   Lunch & Coffee

Download the program


About Lausanne CompBio

The goal of this meeting series is to bring together various UNIL, CHUV and EPFL groups who are active in Computational and Quantitative Biology. This 7th event will take place at UNIL Auditorium A in the Genopode building. The meeting is organised and supported by the UNIL Department of Computational Biology.


Organising comittee

  • Sarvenaz Choobdar
  • David Dylus
  • Sven Bergmann
  • Christophe Dessimoz
  • Matteo Dal Peraro


Program and information 


Biophysical Society Thematic Meeting, Mar. 31-Apr. 5, 2019


Multiscale Modeling of Chromatin: Bridging Experiment with Theory thematic 

Les Houches, France, March 31-April 5, 2019.

This meeting will bring together biologists, chemists, physicists, and mathematicians to discuss and launch collaborations to advance the field of chromatin modeling and applications through new conceptual approaches and perspectives.

The meeting will emphasize the unique multiscale features and properties of chromatin, from DNA to nuclear organiza­tion and interactions, and will encourage/enhance the devel­opment of multiscale models and experimental strategies needed to address all relevant components of the chromatin folding problem. Such multiscale approaches, combining ex­perimental data and modeling/informatics, are necessary to extract and identify structure/function relationships on vari­ous scales, from individual base pairs to whole genomes, and to pursue important applications in epigenetics and medicine.



LIMNA Symposium, Nov. 15, 2018 at the Olympic Museum, Lausanne – Deadline Oct 22, 2018


The Lausanne Integrative Metabolism and Nutrition Alliance, LIMNA, is a joint research initiative created by the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (FBM-UNIL), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), and the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV). It aims to promote research and education on metabolism, nutrition, aging and all associated diseases, such as obesity, diabetes or cancer, in Lausanne area.


Topic: “Central regulation of metabolism and feeding”

Invited speakers:

– Daniela Cota, INSERM Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux University, France

– Sabrina Diano, Yale University, USA  

– Ted Dinan, University College Cork, Ireland

– Ana I. Domingos, University of Oxford, UK

– Miguel Lopez, CiMUS, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

– Serge Luquet, University Paris Diderot, France

– Martin G Myers, University of Michigan Medical school, Ann Arbor, USA 

– Sophie Steculorum, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Cologne, Germany