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PharmaCamp event – Bern (CH), Sep. 15 & 16, 2022

Would you like to work in Pharma Industry, but don’t know how to get in? Would you like to get an inside look to the pharmaceutical business or opening a biotech startup?
PharmaCamp is a new event in Switzerland that will provide you just that. Showcase your skills to top companies & professionals and compete with your peers while having fun and network! 
Winners of the challenge collect a cash prize.

WHO CAN APPLY? From natural science students, to engineers and business people; from Master students to recent graduates, PhDs and PostDocs. 

We invite all of you to participate. 

Event is a case challenge competition that opens with a talk series about new trends in pharma with a focus on personalised medicine and about opening a biotech startup.
The selected 25 applicants will be divided in 5 teams and will have almost 24 h to come up with a solution to ascience/business challenge. 
The solutions will be presented in front of an expert panel and the winning team will be presented with 2’000 CHF!

WHEN & WHERE? Bern, CH on 15th & 16th September.
The accommodation in Bern for participants will be provided. 
Are you up for the challenge? Learn more about the event on our website and check our our flyer
Spots are limited, so don’t hesitate to apply!


SAC visit : June 30 and July 1, 2022

The CIG’s Scientific Advisory Committee will be visiting the department on Thursday and Friday, June 30 and July 1, 2022

Please take good note that there is a poster session and aperitif, Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Posters can remain in the building hall between the CIG symposium’s poster session and the SAC poster session.

For PAT and assistants, discussions with members of the SAC are planned just before at 3:30 pm in room 3027 and 5022, respectively.
If you have questions, ask your representatives or the CIG Direction.


what’s the Scientific Advisory Committee?

The CIG Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is a consultative commission of external experts widely recognized for their contribution in the fields of activity of the CIG. Its principal responsibilities are:

  • To advise on scientific objectives and priorities
  • To evaluate the outcomes
  • To propose means of improving outcomes and visibility
  • To propose the acquisition of new technologies or the development of new research and educational activities or services
Prof. Mariann BIENZ MRC Laboratory of Molecular BiologyCambridge, UK
Prof. Andrea BRAND Gurdon Institute of Cancer and Developmental BiologyCambridge, UK
Prof. Vincent COLOT Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS) CNRSParis, FR
Prof. Robert EISENMAN Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattle, USA
Prof. Ben LEHNER Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)Barcelona, ES
Prof. Joachim LINGNER Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Lausanne, CH
Prof. Irene MIGUEL-ALIAGA MRC, Imperial CollegeLondon, UK
Prof. Erin SCHUMAN Goethe University FrankfurtMUNICH, DE
Prof. Amalio TELENTI Scripps Research InstitutesLa Jolla, USA

12 Junior Professor (tenure track) positions available on several topics at the INSERM (accross France)

The INSERM has just launched a call for the recruitment of 12 Junior professors.

The Junior Professorships (CPJ) are intended for researchers with strong potential to manage and lead research teams, as well as to participate in international projects.
These tenure-track positions are based on fixed-term contracts (from 3 to 6 years), and should lead to permanent INSERM positions (as Research Directors).

One position is open at the “Institut du thorax” in Nantes University, under the title : “Risk prediction models for cardiovascular diseases”
We aim at attracting an emerging leader in computational biology willing to develop and apply novel statistical/numerical approaches based on multi-scale data.

More information on the call and on the open positions is available at:

​Université de Clermont
* GReD – U1103
Dynamic regulation of the body axis morphogenesis
​Université de Grenoble
IAB – U1209
​Interactions between epigenome dynamics, cellular metabolism and cellular and mechanical microenvironment
​Université Paris-Est Créteil
IMRB – U955
Sarcophenia: role of phenylalanine in age-related diseases
​Université Paris-SaclayMI2 –  U996VIGILE: Immunosurveillance & skin virome: relationships and role in inflammatory conditions
​Université de Toulouse
* INFINITy, IRSD, RESTORE – U1291, U1220, U1301
CHRONnic diseases: use of Organoids and Stem cells as Therapeutic options
​Université de Caen
* PhIND – U1237
Blood and brain interactions
​Université Paris Cité* IPNP – U1266Signaling pathways and psychiatric diseases
Université de Bordeaux
* BPH – U1219
Methods for interventional research in prevention and health promotion
Sorbonne Université
* iPLESP – U1136
Causal inference in public health using large observational health databases
Université de Lille
PRISM – U1192
Intraoperative mass spectrometry for precision health
​​Université de Nantes
* ITX – U1087
Risk prediction models for cardiovascular diseases
​Aix – Marseille Université
Faculté des Sciences Médicales et Paramédicales
MMG – U1251
Diagnostic Deadlocks in Genetic Diseases

Science & SciLifeLab Prize, Deadline 15.07.2022

Apply for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, an annual prize awarded to early-career scientists.
The prize is presented in four categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology Approaches, Ecology and Environment, and Molecular Medicine.

The winners will have their essays published by Science, win up to USD 30’000 and be invited to Sweden in December 2022 to participate in a unique week filled with events in honor of science.

Further information on this website:


BSNL BioTech Chat on Science Communication – May 4, 2022 at 6PM in room SV1717 (EPFL)

Have you ever wondered what a career in Science communication looks like? 

If so, you should join our upcoming Biotech Chat dedicated to careers in Science communication.

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 on Science communication, you will have the opportunity to listen to the talks and discuss with the following four outstanding speakers:

  • Anna Lukacs
    Social Media Operations Lead, Philip Morris International

The event will take place on Wednesday, May 4th6:00 p.m. onwards at SV1717, EPFLThis will be followed by a Q&A session to give you a chance to discuss with the speakers.

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.


Life Science Career Day (LSCD) , EPFL – 12.05.2022

With spring, the Life Science Career Day (LSCD) is back!

The LSCD team has put together an original program to better prepare scientists for the transition to employment outside of academia.
In honor of this tenth anniversary, the theme of the day will be “Dare”: dare to network, dare to leave one’s comfort zone, dare to fail (sometimes!) and above all dare in one’s daily life, to build a professional future that meets one’s desires.

Date & Venue: May 12th 2022, SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne (Winner of the 2016 and 2019 “Best Convention Center” Award)

Take the look at the programthe list of guests present at the networking session & the companies that have confirmed their participation by March 25 (more will follow!)

Registration opens on April 1st.