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CIG Seminars Fall 2021 Program

CIG Seminars Fall 2021

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B

Free entrance

Monday October 11, 2021
Schraga Schwartz, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehvot, Israel
«When the heat is up, turn on the Ac(4c)»
Host: Jean-Yves Roignant

Monday October 25, 2021
Susan Gasser, DMF, University of Lausanne & ISREC foundation, Lausanne, CH
«The rules and regulation of H3K9me-mediated heterochromatin in development»
Host: Jolanda van Leeuwen

Monday December 12, 2021
Stephen Goodwin, University of Oxford, UK
«Genetic dissection of sexual behaviour»
Host: Thomas Auer

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2020-2021 CIG research progress seminars (Zoom sessions)

Schedule of our CIG research progress seminars in Fall 2020 from 16h-17h:

September 17 : Flash! Newcomers since spring 2020 introduce yourself in one slide!
October 1st : Giti Ghazi Soltani (Soyk), Suguru Takagi (Benton)
October 15 : Johanna Krahmer (Fankhauser), Betül Ünlü (van Leeuwen)
October 29 : Giriram Mohana (Gambetta), Hima Priyanka Nadimpalli (Gatfield)
November 12 : Katharina Huber (Fajas), Chiara Paolantoni (Roignant)
November 26 : Nastassia Gobet (Franken), Hayden Schmidt (Benton)
December 10 : Sophie Croizier (Thorens), Amandine Batté (van Leeuwen)

May 20: cancelled
June 3: Geoffrey Cobb (Fankhauser), Edlyn Wu (Vastenhouw)

(Zoom sessions).

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Life Science Career Day, Oct. 21 , 2020, SwissTech convention center (EPFL) – REGISTRATION OPEN

A FREE event to get ready for your professional future!

  • Boost your career and get guidance. Learn how to communicate successfully with prospective employers, get ready for a job interview, and valorize your competences.
  • Discover positions in the corporate world, non-profit organisations & the public sector.
  • Expand your network! The networking forum is a perfect occasion to exchange insights with professionals & alumni from many organizations and companies.
  • In summary: The main goal of the LSCD is to provide guidance, tools & networking opportunities. Such information will help you to build a career after having obtained your degree or a postdoctoral experience.

 

Further information:

 

Registration:

https://conference.unil.ch/e-ticket/register?ceremony=10

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Oct 19, 2020 Mini-symposium “Adipose tissue metabolism and cardiovascular diseases”

We are pleased to announce the new date of the Mini-Symposium of the Cardiovascular and metabolism (CVM) PhD program of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, UNIL/CHUV, entitled

Adipose tissue metabolism and cardiovascular diseases”

Organizer: Francisco Verdeguer, Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease,
University of Zurich

When: October 19, 2020 from 9:00 – 12:30

Where: CHUV Lausanne, main building BH08, Auditorium Auguste Tissot
(remote participation via videoconferencing will be possible)

 

Talk program:

  • Isabel Lopez-Mejía (Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland): The SR protein Srsf2 modulates lipid metabolism in white adipose tissue
  • Jose Javier Fuster (Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research, Madrid, Spain): Somatic mutations and clonal hematopoiesis in age-related cardiovascular and metabolic disease
  • Patrick C.N. Rensen (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands): Brown adipose tissue in lipid and glucose metabolism in health and disease
  • Francisco Verdeguer (Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, University of Zurich): Transcriptional and metabolic control of brown adipose tissue thermogenesis

Further program details are available on the CVM website. The meeting is free of charge, but please register by filling the form here prior to October 1.  Participation to the mini-symposium will be accredited by the Direction of veterinary affairs and their inspection (DAVI), section Lausanne, as a half day of continuing education. Please note that previous symposium inscriptions (done before the confinement) cannot be kept.

For PhD candidates: There will be workshops with symposium speakers in the afternoon following the symposium between 14:00 – 16:00h. The UNIL doctoral school attributes 1.0 ECTS for PhD students who present a signed participation form for the mini-symposium (0.25 ECTS morning session, 0.75 ECTS afternoon session). Please also use the registration link here and indicate your workshop preference.

Dr. Ulrike Toepel
Coordinator of the LN and CVM PhD Programs
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Address: Doctoral School Amphipôle,
room 316 Unil-Sorge
University of Lausanne
1015 Lausanne
Phone: +41 (0)21 692 4014
Fax: +41 (0)21 692 4005

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LS2 “PIs of Tomorrow”, Feb 17-19, 2021 – Applications’ deadline: 01.11.2020

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the session

“PIs of tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research”

at the next LS2 Annual Meeting 2021,which will go virtual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This session offers postdocs interested in an academic career an opportunity to present a plenary talk similar in format to a professorship interview seminar.

Selected participants will have the chance to get a slot for a 15-minute presentation, which should appeal to a broad audience and in which both the achievements accomplished and the proposed future research are to be explained. The talk will be followed by a 10-minute discussion on various aspects of the proposed activity, as well as on career-oriented aspects of the presenter. A knowledgeable jury panel of professors will evaluate the presentations.

The best presentation will be awarded a prize. However, everyone is a winner, as all presenters in the session will receive feedback from the jury in a one-on-one private session afterward. Moreover, as a participant in the LS2 Annual Meeting 2021, you will have the opportunity to expand or refresh your network in Switzerland, to interact with scientists in and outside your field. Only applicants having ties to Switzerland will be considered (i.e. Swiss citizenship, Swiss residency, past or on-going affiliation with a Swiss institution of at least two years by the 2021 meeting). Independent position holders are not eligible.

The following documents are required for the application:

  1. Cover letter highlighting your interest and eligibility (1 page)
  2. Research statement including past work and future research plans with their scientific impact and significance (max. 300 words)
  3. CV with a publication list (max. 2 pages)

Selection criteria:

  • Scientific quality of proposed research;
  • Novelty and creativity;
  • Relevance and impact;
  • Research output;
  • Collaborations, networks and outreach;
  • Teaching and leadership;
  • Mobility

To apply, please follow the guidelines in the application link below, where you will be asked to upload your documents in a single pdf file (max. 5 MB):

https://form.jotform.com/PIOT2021

 

Applications must be received by November 1st, 2020 (23:59 CET). Questions to the sessionshould be addressed to postdocsession@gmail.com. We are looking forward to your application and hope to virtually welcome you in February at the LS2!

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The CIG Symposium 2020 is canceled

We regret that all events at the University of Lausanne have just been canceled until September 2020.

As members of the organization committee, we therefore sadly decided neither to postpone nor to virtualize our symposium, but to simply cancel it. We did not want to overload an already busy virtual conference schedule, and we understand that our speakers’ and participants’ priorities will be to safely restart their labs and experiments as soon as this becomes possible.

With our very best wishes,

Maria Cristina Gambetta & David Gatfield