Seminars & Workshops Archive


Mahdieh Godazgar will give a seminar, Mar. 1, 2018 in 5022, Génopode – 12.15 pm


Post-Doc Candidate


Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

University of Oxford

“α subunit dependent and independent Na+ current inactivation behaviour in insulin-secreting cells.”

Thursday, 1st March 2018

at 12:15

Génopode Building
Room 5022

Host : Prof. Bernard Thorens


Alexandre Leydon will give a seminar, Mar. 29, 2018 in 4026, Génopode – 09.30 am


 Dr. Alexandre Leydon

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

“The GA-biosynthesis pathway can be re-programmed in a model driven manner using hormone activated Cas9-based repressors (HACRs)”

Thursday March 29th 2018
At 9h30

Génopode Building
Room 4026

All the interested people are cordially invited.
Hosts : Prof. Niko Geldner and Prof. Christian Fankhauser


Mon March 5, 2018 BIG Sem. M. Piel

BIG seminars 2017-2018 (download poster)

Every first Monday of the month
16h15, Auditorium Biophore Building
UniL-Sorge at Dorigny
BIG is an interdepartmental seminar series, and is organized by Ted Farmer, Thomas Flatt, Winship Herr and Sophie Martin
5 March 2018  Matthieu Piel, Institut Curie


ISREC-SCC Symposium 2018 September 8-11, 2018

We invite you to attend the next ISREC-SCC Symposium 2018

September 8-11, 2018, in Lausanne, Switzerland

Following on from the ISREC Symposia in 2011 to 2016, the next ISREC Symposium, to be held in Lausanne in September 2018, will focus on broad themes ­ horizons ­ in cancer biology and therapy. This symposium is presented under the auspices of the multi-institutional Swiss Cancer Center (SCC), which leverages complementary expertise from our partner institutions: the University Hospital & Medical Center (CHUV) of the University of Lausanne (UNIL), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Ludwig Cancer Research (Ludwig), the University Hospital & Medical Center (HUG) of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics (SIB) and the ISREC Foundation. An exciting roster of basic, translational, and clinical cancer scientists will present their results and implications.



Steve Baylin

Carlos Caldas

Lew Cantley

Karen Circhowski

Lisa Coussens

Michele De Palma

Karin de Visser

Tyler Jacks



Guido Kroemer

Scott Lowe

Joan Massagué

Drew Pardoll

Jeffrey Pollard

Nicholas Restifo

Antoni Ribas

Michel Sadelain

Erik Sahai

Charles Sawyers            Jeff Settleman

Sheila A. Stewart

Charles Swanton

Susan Topalian


     Vander Heiden

Jacco von Rheenen

Laurence Zitvogel


The 2018 ISREC SCC Symposium will present an excellent opportunity to hear the latest results from and interact with exceptional cancer researchers, in the context of invited talks, short talks – selected from proffered abstracts, and posters. Topics to be covered include all of the hallmarks of cancer, with a focus on tumor immunology and mechanism guided therapies. We envision an inspirational gathering.



  1. Horizons
  2. Immunotherapy
  3. Cancer Genetics
  4. Metabolic Phenotypes
  5. Tumor Microenvironment
  6. Epigenetics
  7. Microbiome
  8. Therapeutic Strategies & Drug Design
  9. Metastasis and Cancer Stem Cells


As a local participant, you may register for only 250 CHF (early) or 350 CHF (late).


The Organizing Committee

Douglas Hanahan, Johanna Joyce, Ping-Chih Ho, Elisa Oricchio, Michele De Palma, George Coukos, Gian-Paolo Dotto, Joerg Huelsken



Betül Ünlü will give a seminar, Jan. 30, 2018 in 4026, Génopode – 11.00 am

Post-doc candidate

Betül Ünlü

Einthoven Laboratory for Experimental Vascular Medicine
Leiden University Medical Center
The Netherlands

“Tumor-expressed Tissue Factor: a key player in cancer and thrombosis?”

Tuesday January 30th 2018
At 11am

Génopode Building
Room 4026

All the interested people are cordially invited.
Host : Prof. Jolanda van Leeuwen

Call for applications : SwissCompanyMaker workshop Bern 2018 : from cutting-edge research to entrepreneurship

The SwissCompanyMaker consortium is pleased to announce its next workshop which will be held on April 17, 18 and 25, 2018 at the Köniz Castle (Kulturhof), Köniz-Bern, to host idea champions from all over Switzerland.
The workshop invites aspiring entrepreneurs with very early to early high-technology entrepreneurial ideas in science and technology and prepares them for the entry into the existing Swiss start-up promotion ecosystem.
Participants benefit from fast-paced sessions, guidance specifically adapted to their project, support from recognized industry experts from various backgrounds and networking opportunities.
Take a look at our video and get inspired!

—  Is my idea worth pursuing commercially? What are my next steps? APPLY NOW by sending your application ! —-

SwissCompanyMaker workshop
Deadline for application: February 11, 2018
When: April 17, 18 & 25, 2018
Where: Schloss Köniz, Köniz-Bern
Application form: here
Limited number of teams participating: 12
Application and participation to the workshop is free of charge.


The events are organized by the SwissCompanyMaker, a consortium of several academic partners in Switzerland (NCCR Chemical Biology, SICHH, NCCR TransCure, NCCR PlanetS, NCCR RNA&Disease and HEG Fribourg) and powered by Neworks Pre-Seed Workshop.
The events are sponsored by the CTI and the IPI.