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  1. Half-day meeting at the iGE3 Genomics Platform

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    Thermo Fisher Scientific organises a half-day meeting at the Genomics Platform of iGE3. This meeting will provide information about:

    • how to optimise gene expression profiling workflow (for mRNA and miRNA),
    • the last qPCR development (including RNA extraction and reverse transcription),
    • complementarity of RNA-seq vs microarrays.

    Thursday, September 14, 2017 – 10 h to 12 h
    CMU – Room A04.3011, building A, 4th floor

    Everybody is welcome but registration is required. To register please send an e-mail to christophe.dabadie@thermofisher.com.

    Organisation: Thermo Fisher Scientific and Mylène Docquier


  2. LS2 Annual Meeting 2018

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    The LS2 Annual Meeting 2018 will be held on the 12th and 13th of February, 2018 at the Amphimax/Amphipôle Campus of the University of Lausanne, with the topic Metabolism & Signaling in the Life Sciences.

    The LS2 Annual Meeting brings together scientists from all nations and backgrounds to explore the large spectrum united under the umbrella of Life Sciences.
    Details, program, registration:
    >>> LS2 Annual Meeting 2018 website
    Information on LS2:
    >>> LS2 website
  3. 2017 Louis-Jeantet Symposium

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    The Louis-Jeantet Foundation is pleased to invite you to the 6th edition of the Louis-Jeantet annual Symposium that will take place on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the CMU, auditorium A250.

    This sixth edition will be organised by Mike Stratton, 2013 Louis-Jeantet prize winner, director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, and by Stephen West, 2007 Louis-Jeantet prize winner, group leader at the Francis Crick Institute, London.

    Presentations and discussions will concentrate on the genetic evolution of cancer.

    Access is free, upon registration.
    Details, program, registration:
    >>> 2017 Louis-Jeantet Symposium website
    Information on Louis-Jeantet Foundation:
    >>> Louis-Jeantet Foundation website
  4. 50 years of human genetics

    Stylianos Antonarakis portraitSymposium in honor of Prof. Stylianos Antonarakis

    This one-day symposium is organized at the Campus Biotech in Geneva in honour of Prof. Stylianos Antonarakis, iGE3 director, who will be retiring from his position of chair of the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the University of Geneva on 1st October 2017.

    Friday, September 15, 2017 – 8 h 50
    Campus Biotech
    9, chemin des Mines
    1202 Geneva

    Registration is required.

    Registration deadline: August 28, 2017

    Organisation: Emmanouil Dermitzakis, Alexandre Reymond


    Program (PDF, 2 pages, 651 Ko)
    Details on UNIGE website
  5. Latsis Symposium 2017

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    Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance: impact for biology and society

    The Latsis Symposium 2017 will be held on August 28 to 30, 2017 at the ETH Zurich.

    The main aim of that symposium is to discuss the breadth of biological phenomena involving epigenetics and their importance for transgenerational inheritance. The conference focuses on the issue of cross- and trans-generational inheritance of traits acquired by environmental exposure and personal experiences, a major mode of transmission that works outside classical Mendelian inheritance.

    The Latsis Symposium 2017 is motivated by the wish and strong need to discuss and debate about the novel field of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance, an emerging discipline that is currently revolutionizing biology and is bringing novel perspectives for medical research and the society. The field addresses a key question in biology: what mediates heredity. The symposium is supported by the Latsis Foundation.
    Details, program, registration:
    >>> Latsis Symposium 2017 website
    Information on Latsis Foundation:
    >>> Latsis Foundation website
  6. OptoDBS 2017

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    Pathological circuit function is at the origin of many symptoms of neurological disorders. The optogenetic toolbox applied to animal models of behavioral diseases has in the last years led to decisive progress with the hope that deep brain stimulation (DBS) may be used for rational treatments.

    OptoDBS 2017, that will take place on June 22 to 24, 2017, at the Campus Biotech in Geneva, will discuss the state of the art of current therapies for DBS and ask how a better understanding of neural circuit dysfunction in pathology could inspire novel protocols. A particular emphasis will be on novel DBS indications such as obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), depression or addiction. Cutting-edge optogenetic presentations will interleave with clinical studies from leading experts.

    Organizers: Paul Krack and Christian Lüscher.

    Details, program, registration:
    >>> OptoDBS 2017 website
  7. 8th Forum 2017, Graduate Schools Infection and Immunity

    A one day symposium of the Graduate Schools Infection and Immunity, UniGe & UniL: CUS & CUSO.

    The PIs of the two graduate schools, all their lab members and most importantly, the PhD students are warmly welcome to attend this forum. It’s an unique opportunity for the PhD students to present their work to a wide audience. So they are encouraged to register to give a talk.

    Friday, May 12, 2017 – 9 h 00
    Louis-Jeantet Foundation
    17, chemin Rieu
    1208 Geneva

    Deadline for PhD students oral presentation is April 21, 2017.
    Deadline for registration is April 28, 2017.

    Organisation: Dominique Soldati-Favre, Dominique Garcin and the CUS and CUSO committee.


  8. Brain Diseases and Gut Microbiota Symposium

    Please join us at Campus Biotech in Spring 2017 to hear the latest research findings on the effect of the human microbiota on the brain and in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – 13 h 30
    Campus Biotech
    9, chemin des Mines
    1202 Geneva

    Registration is required.

    Organisation: Giovanni B. Frisoni and Jacques Schrenzel.


  9. LS2 Annual Meeting 2017

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    The LS2 Annual Meeting 2017 will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of February, 2017 at the Irchel Campus of the University of Zurich.

    The LS2 Annual Meeting brings together scientists from all nations and backgrounds to explore the large spectrum united under the umbrella of Life Sciences. Discover the latest, most exciting findings in the field, from molecular and cellular biosciences to proteomics and physiology, or enjoy the Satellite Workshop on opportunities in academic and non-academic careers. Scientists who are at the stage to start their own research group and who are interested in doing so in a Swiss research institution are welcome to enter the contest “Tomorrow’s PI”, where the best future projects from diverse disciplines are being showcased.
    Details, program, registration:
    >>> LS2 Annual Meeting 2017 website
    Information on LS2:
    >>> LS2 website
  10. 3rd UNIGE Diabetes Conference

    Organized by the Faculty of Medicine Diabetes Center.

    Friday, November 4, 2016 – 9 h
    Louis-Jeantet Auditorium
    77, route de Florissant
    1206 Geneva

    Please register by November 1, 2016.

    Organisation: Roberto Coppari, Valérie Schwitzgebel and Charna Dibner.



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