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  1. 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
  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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
  5. 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.


  6. SKMB Meeting 2016

    SKMB logoGene regulation workshop
    The SKMB Meeting 2016 will take place in Lausanne, on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at the Center for Integrative Genomics, Genopode, Auditorium C. The Gene Regulation Workshop is a one day meeting in Lausanne featuring internationally recognized scientists that work on molecular mechanisms controlling transcriptional and post-transcriptional responses in gene expression to cell-type specific, developmental or environmental cues. Participation is free but registration will be required. Deadline for registration is August 29, 2016. Organizers: Martine Collart, Winship Herr, Alexandre Reymond, Thomas Schalch, David Shore.
    Details, program, registration:
    >>> CUSO website
  7. 2016 Louis-Jeantet Symposium

    Louis-Jeantet Foundation
    The Louis-Jeantet Foundation is pleased to invite you to the 5th edition of the Louis-Jeantet annual Symposium that will take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at the CMU, auditorium A250.

    This fifth edition will be organised by Denis Duboule, chairman of the Department of Genetics and Evolution at the Faculty of Science, University of Geneva and professor at the EPFL School of Life Sciences, and by Konrad Basler, chairman of the Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich.

    Presentations and discussions will concentrate on frontiers in developmental biology.

    Access is free, upon registration.
    Details, program, registration:
    >>> 2016 Louis-Jeantet Symposium website
    Information on Louis-Jeantet Foundation:
    >>> Louis-Jeantet Foundation website
  8. 7th Forum 2016, Graduate Schools Infection, Immunity and Cancer

    A one day symposium of the Graduate Schools Infection, Immunity and Cancer, 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 is an unique opportunity for the PhD students to present they work to a wide audience.

    Friday, June 24, 2016 – 8 h 55
    Louis-Jeantet Foundation
    17, chemin Rieu
    1208 Geneva

    Deadline for registration and oral presentation is June 3, 2016.

    Organisation: Dominique Soldati-Favre and Dominique Garcin.


  9. From transcription to clocks

    Ueli Schibler portraitA symposium in honor of Ueli Schibler
    This symposium is organized by the Department of Molecular Biology of the University of Geneva to honour our colleague Ueli Schibler, full professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, iGE3 member. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – 9 h Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève 65-67, Boulevard Carl-Vogt 1205 Geneva There is no registration fee but registration is mandatory and places are limited.

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