Conferences Archive


Louis-Jeantet Symposium 2022 Oct 11, 2022 in Geneva

This years exceptional Louis Jeantet symposium will bring together the 10 Laureates of the COVID years during which the Jeantet Prize ceremonies could not take place.  The scientists are exceptional, the topics extremely diverse from transcription, to RNA vaccins, to neuroscience, from protein structure to regenerative therapies, never forgetting cancer 😉.

It will take place at the CMU in Geneva on October 11th 2022, all day. Registration is needed if you want to attend in person:

We are hopeful that as every year, the symposium will provide half a day of continuous education for animal experimentation. 

Please forward this information to your friends and colleagues, also to students. Remember some 20 to 25 % of the people obtaining the Jeantet prize end up getting the Nobel 😉. It is always fun to have heard them before.


European Incretin study group meeting, Aud. C, Sep. 29 – Oct. 1, 2022

European Incretin meeting

The goal of the Study Group is to bring together researchers in academia, hospitals and industry to exchange data and expertise in order to advance the understanding of the physiology of incretin and related hormones and their role in the pathogenesis and treatment of metabolic and other diseases.

The overall aim of the European Incretin Study Group is to extend our understanding of the broader incretin field and to disseminate relevant information to the wider scientific community.

Please, go to the website for all information regarding the meeting organization, registration, abstract submission.

Be aware that abstract submission is open until June 30th, 2022.

Program and details of the event:


LS2 Autophagy Workshop 2022, DNF (UNIL-CHUV) – Deadline 22.08.2022

The LS2 – Swiss Autophagy Workshop will take place in Lausanne on September 16, 2022, at the grand auditoire of the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences (DNF, Rue du Bugnon 9, Lausanne).

We have an exciting list of Swiss and international invited speakers, covering different model organisms and a wide range of cell biology questions at the forefront of autophagy research. This workshop offers wonderful opportunities for young scientists to interact with the autophagy field, as well as for “autophagists” to exchange ideas and foster collaborations.  

Deadline is soon approaching, so register now and submit an abstract at

You can find additional information on the venue and speakers at the same site.


Seminars of candidates for Professorship at the CIG, May 17-18, 2022 in Aud. A


FEBS3+ Meeting: 86th Harden Conference – Machines on Genes, Alicante (ES) – Deadline for earlybird registration is TOMORROW 22.03.2022

About the meeting:

From bacteria to eukaryotes, cells have evolved a remarkable battery of enzymes to deal with the mechanical and topological challenges presented by nucleic acid production, processing and maintenance. A clear view of the biology of the genetic material requires a molecular understanding of how these enzymes function. Such an understanding will enhance our ability to manipulate genome structure and gene expression. The theme of this meeting revolves around the mechanisms of these enzymes, with particular emphasis on research that integrates structural, biochemical, biophysical and computational approaches. With recent technological advances in imaging (i.e., single-molecule and cryo-electron microscopies), we expect to witness a flourish of key biological systems to be characterised with unprecedented detail.

This meeting will cover many of the molecular mechanisms by which large macromolecular machines carry out a diverse range of nucleic acid processes including DNA replication and repair, gene transcription and regulation, RNA processing and splicing, translation, nucleic acids structures and chromatin structure and epigenetic mechanisms. The meeting will also explore new quantitative techniques as well as theoretical approaches.

Invited speakers include:
–  Keynote speaker – John Diffley, The Francis Crick Institute (UK)
–  Keynote speaker – Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
–  Biochemical Society’s 2021 International Award winner – Brandt Eichman, Vandberbilt University (USA)

Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication. You can submit your abstract here.

Please note that Harden Conferences are ‘fully residential only’ retreat-style conferences to encourage networking and discussion outside of the lectures. As such, all registration fees include onsite accommodation and it is not possible to offer a registration fee without accommodation.

There are a variety of Biochemical Society, NVBMB and SEBBM bursaries available for this meeting. Click here to find out more. 

Not a member of the Biochemical Society? Join today and save up to 100€ on your registration fee.

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Awakening of the genome: The maternal-to-zygotic transition, Vienna, (AT) – deadline: 01.04.2022

This EMBO workshop is organised by Dr N.Vastenhow, Dr Harrison, Dr O’Carroll, and Dr Tachibana.

About the workshop:

Life for all sexually reproducing species commences with the generation of a totipotent embryo with a unique transcriptional program. This process requires the gradual handover of developmental control from maternally provided mRNAs and proteins to products of the zygotic genome. This maternal-to-zygotic transition (MZT) is accompanied by epigenetic reprogramming, 3D chromatin reorganization, changes in chromatin accessibility, dynamic regulation of non-coding and coding RNA, as well as transcriptional activation of genes and transposons from a repressed state. Pioneer transcription factors required for zygotic genome activation (ZGA) and developmental progression beyond the MZT have been identified in Drosophila but essential regulators of genome awakening remain unidentified in most organisms. The revolution in single-cell approaches may close this gap and will facilitate answering mechanistic questions in early embryos across species. Therefore, the major objective of this meeting is to advance the mechanistic understanding of ZGA and the MZT. To achieve this, this EMBO Workshop will bring together both established scientists and young researchers working on diverse organisms and in different disciplines, ranging from development and transcription to structural biology, with a shared interest in the earliest stages of life.

Further information: