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SystemsX.ch Fourth Call for Proposals (IPPs)

SystemsX.ch Fourth Call for Proposals

SystemsX.ch, the Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology, is issuing its Forth Call for Proposals.

The focus of the present Call is on :

  1. Interdisciplinary Pilot Projects (IPPs): innovative projects with a high risk to scientifically fail and / or seed projects. Up to ten Interdisciplinary Pilot Projects (IPP) will be funded.
  2. Interactions between Academia and Industry: Bridge 2 Industry (BIP) and Industrial Sabbaticals in Academia (ISA) projects.

Deadlines:

IPP:

Deadline for submission of proposals for IPP projects is January 15, 2011.

BIP and ISA:

Unlike the IPP projects, submission deadlines for BIP and ISA are more frequent to allow more flexibility in preparing a proposal together with industrial partners. Deadlines for BIP and ISA proposals are as follows (of each year):

  • February 1
  • May
  • August 1
  • November 1

The next deadline for BIP and ISA proposal is November 1, 2010.

For further information on SystemsX.ch projects and the present Call, please visit our website

Editor: Natalia Emery Trindade, CommunicationsAddress: SystemsX.ch, Clausiusstr. 45, CH-8092 Zurich. www.systemsx.ch

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Nov 1-2, 2010: All SystemsX.ch Day 2010 Geneva

All SystemsX.ch Day 2010

We would like to announce the dates for the All SystemsX.ch Day 2010. Please block your calendars:

Event: All SystemsX.ch Day 2010
Location: Geneva (details to be announced)
Dates: November 1 and 2, 2010

The annual All SystemsX.ch Day is the largest event organized by SystemsX.ch and counts around 400 guests every year. It is a Swiss-wide networking and information exchange event, which attracts scientists, politicians, industry partners, and the public media. Besides being the main location where new projects are presented or proposed, it also promotes education and training opportunities in Systems Biology.  It takes place in rotating cities in Switzerland, according to the location of the hosting institution co-organizing the event, which is always one of the 11 partners of SystemsX.ch. Every year there is a guest speaker invited to talk about the latest news and discoveries in Systems Biology. Additionally, researchers from SystemsX.ch projects present their projects and results. The event ends with a scientific poster competition, which recognizes the best poster with a generous award for successful PhD students or postdocs.

The All SystemsX.ch Day provides scientists and non-scientists alike a great opportunity to exchange their knowledge, interests, and needs, while simultaneously acting as an initial platform for future research cooperation.

Editor: Natalia Emery Trindade, Communications
Address: SystemsX.ch, Clausiusstr. 45, CH-8092 Zurich. www.systemsx.ch

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Call for Industry Collaboration Projects-SystemsX.ch

SystemsX.ch — The Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology

Call for Industry Collaboration Projects

In an effort to bring the systems approach to research closer to the private sector, SystemsX.ch has created two new project types to promote industrial collaborations with our academic partners. SystemsX.ch would like to fund several new projects in the categories Bridge 2 Industry Projects (BIP) and Industrial Sabbaticals in Academia (ISA). Each of these projects will allow our partner institutions to engage an industrial partner into Systems Biology research projects. For more information, projects descriptions, application requirements, and application forms please see our webpage under Industry Collaboration Projects. Industry collaboration projects may be submitted four times per year (February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1) and will be reviewed and selected by the SystemsX.ch Scientific Executive Board. For more information, please contact Franziska Biellmann in the SystemsX.ch Management Office

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SystemsX.ch Summer Course in Computational Biology

from SystemsX.ch:

Dear SystemsX.ch community,
I would like to draw your attention to our annual summer school in computational biology. In 2010, this course will be held as a SystemsX.ch summer course with emphasis on practical implementation and training of methods for modeling and simulating biological systems in space and time. The course is targeted at Master students, PhD students, and postdocs with little background in modeling and simulation, and minimal experience in computer use (basic Matlab skills) and basic mathematics.

Event: SystemsX.ch Summer Course in Computational Biology
Date: August 17-24, 2010
Location: Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (MedILS), Split, Croatia

Application deadline: June 1, 2010
Maximum number of participants: 25 participants
(20 full fellowships are available, covering the full registration fee plus travel costs)

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All SystemsX.ch Day Nov 1&2 Geneva

The annual All SystemsX.ch Day is the largest event organized by SystemsX.ch and counts around 400 guests every year. It is a Swiss-wide networking and information exchange event, which attracts scientists, politicians, industry partners, and the public media. Besides being the main location where new projects are presented or proposed, it also promotes education and training opportunities in Systems Biology.
It takes place in rotating cities in Switzerland, according to the location of the hosting institution co-organizing the event, which is always one of the 11 partners of SystemsX.ch. Every year there is a guest speaker invited to talk about the latest news and discoveries in Systems Biology. Additionally, researchers from SystemsX.ch projects present their projects and results. The event ends with a scientific poster competition, which recognizes the best poster with a generous award for successful PhD students or postdocs.

The All SystemsX.ch Day provides scientists and non-scientists alike a great opportunity to exchange their knowledge, interests, and needs, while simultaneously acting as an initial platform for future research cooperation.

Geneva (details to be announced)
Dates: November 1 and 2, 2010

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2 new postdocs in B.Desvergne’s group

Federica Gilardi and Aurélien Naldi

Federica obtained her PhD on the regulation of sterol 27-hydroxylase in extra-hepatic tissues in December 2006 at the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at the University of Milano. She is working on liver metabolism in Béatrice Desvergne’s group since January 1st, 2010.

Aurélien has joined Béatrice Desvergne’s group on January 15, 2010. Aurélien obtained his PhD in bioinformatics on “Logical modelling of helper T lymphocyte differentiation” at INSERM, Marseille. He will be working on the Cyclix (SystemX) project.