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Mon Oct 23, 2017 CIG Sem. L.J. Jensen

CIG Seminars Fall 2017

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B, followed by sandwiches

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Monday October 23, 2017
Lars Juhl Jensen, University of Copenhagen, DK
«Text/data mining of biological networks and health registries»
Host: Ioannis Xenarios


Prix Schläfli

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Prix Schlaefli, one of the oldest
 science prizes in Switzerland (since 1866), is awarded by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) to young scientists for excellent articles resulting from PhDs in
 the following natural sciences disciplines: 

• Biology

• Chemistry
• Geosciences with a focus on the theme ’A Habitable Planet’
• Pure or Applied Mathematics.

Deadline of application: 31 October 2017

More information can be found on our website

Best regards

Dr Anne Jacob


Rigi-Workshop 2018 (21-23 January)

Networks and interactions – from species to communities, Rigi-Workshop, where disciplines meet, 21 – 23 January 2018, Rigi Kulm
Want to learn about biological, evolutionary and social interactions of species? To formulate and model species-interaction concepts? To cross disciplinary boarders and share similarities and differences between social and natural sciences?
Four experts will guide you into the fascinating world of ecological, evolutionary and social networks of species and communities and help you to build and test computational models of species-interactions. 
  • Mutualistic interactions: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (Christoph Scheidegger, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL)    
  • Host-parasite interactions (Daniel Croll, Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics, University of Neuchâtel)    
  • Mutualistic networks (Miguel Fortuna, Departmente of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich) 
  • Interspecies-exchange (Ina Dietzsch, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Universität Basel) 
  • Computational approaches to study co-evolution of networks (Miguel Fortuna, Departmente of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich)         
This 3-day course is held in English.
PhD students from all Swiss institutions of Higher Learning are most strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from Master students and Postdocs are also considered. 
Organisers: Christoph Scheidegger (WSL), Pia Stieger (Swiss Academy of Sciences). 
Please register online before October 15th, 2017
For further information and registration:

Feb 12-13, 2018 LS2 Annual Meeting “PIs of tomorrow”

Dear postdocs and advanced researchers,
We are very pleased to announce the special session “PIs of tomorrow” that will be held next year at the upcoming Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) Annual Meeting (February 12-13 2018, University of Lausanne). This session offers an opportunity to postdocs and senior researchers interested in pursuing an academic career to present a talk similar in format to a professorship application interview. A knowledgeable jury panel of professors will evaluate the presentations and provide feedback in a one-on-one session afterward.
Please refer to the attached instructions to enter the competition. 
Applications must be received by November 1st, 2017.
If you are selected, your travel and accommodation fees will be paid by the LS2 organization.
Please feel free to spread the word to other potential candidates!
We are looking forward to your application and hope to welcome you in Lausanne!
Best wishes,
On behalf of the LS2 organizing committee,
Nino Nikolovski, Aleksandra Konovalova and Elisa Araldi
Carolin von Schoultz
Scientific Officer LS2