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OptoDBS 2019

State of the art of current therapies for deep brain stimulation

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 2019 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. The meeting will take place from June 20 to 22, 2019, at the Campus Biotech in Geneva.

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ISMB/ECCB 2019

27th annual ISMB conference & 18th annual ECCB

The annual international conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) is the flagship meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). Joining forces with the annual European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), ISMB/ECCB 2019 will bring together scientists from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and related fields from July 21 to 25, 2019, at the Congress Centre in Basel, Switzerland.

ISMB/ECCB 2019 is the largest and most high profile annual meeting of scientists working in computational biology and provides an intense multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in computational tools for data driven biological research.

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2nd Symposium for Emerging Viral Diseases

Understanding emerging viral diseases and their public health impact

In this symposium, that will take place on April 10, 11 and 12, 2019 at the Campus Biotech in Geneva, the Geneva Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases (GCEVD) aims to cover the complete picture of the exciting topic of virus emergence, and the challenges that arise from it. The program is enriched with clinical cases, real-life scenarios, lessons from the field, but also specific basic research findings on emerging viruses of high interest, all delivered by international top experts in the field.

The symposium is of interest for a broad range of health specialists working in the field of emerging viruses, such as clinicians, researchers from the Life Science field and public health specialists, PhD and medical students, as well as policy makers and organizations.

  • Registration deadline: April 8, 2019
  • Organisation: Laurent Kaiser & Isabella Eckerle
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The Human Microbiota & Brain Diseases - 3rd Edition

Therapeutic targets

The past two years have seen an exponential increase of lay and scientific publications on the effects of the trillions small guests that each of us more or less willingly hosts even in the most secluded and intimate folds and holes of our body. High time, given that the power house of eukaryotic cells, mitochondria, are but ancient bacteria.

The 3rd edition of the Human Microbiota & Brain Diseases conference, that will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Auditorium Marcel Jenny of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), from 13 h 30 to 19 h 30, aims to update physicians and scientists on the latest discoveries on the role of the gut microbiata in neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Organisation: Giovanni B. Frisoni, Jacques Schrenzel & Mirko Trajkovski
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Feeding the microbiota - Cancer, immunity and microbiota

Nutrition and Microbiota - 4th Symposium GE-VD

Recent studies implicate the microbiota of the digestive tract in the development and progression of diseases. Thus, there is a growing interest to modulate the microbiota to improve health state. This yearly symposium aims at highlighting the impact of nutrition on microbiota and the subsequent potential for prevention and treatment of diseases.

The symposium will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the Auditorium Marcel Jenny of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), from 13 h to 18 h.

  • Registration is free.
  • Organisation: Jacques Schrenzel & Laurence Genton Graf
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LS2 Annual Meeting 2019

Cell biology from tissue to nucleus

The LS2 Annual Meeting 2019 will be held on the 14th and 15th of February, 2019, at the Irchel Campus of the University of Zurich, with the topic Cell Biology from Tissue to Nucleus.

The LS2 Annual Meeting brings together scientists from all nations and backgrounds to explore the large spectrum united under the umbrella of Life Sciences.

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7th Annual Meeting of iGE3

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
CMU - Room B04.2222 - Building B, 4th floor
Geneva

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Program, registration:

Meeting 2018 website

Event ID: meeting_2018
New registration deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018 - Noon

Organization:

Emi Nagoshi and Denis Jabaudon

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2018 Symposium on Metabolism

Symposium of the Faculty Diabetes Center

The Diabetes Center of the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine and G2L2 organize the 2018 Symposium on Metabolism on Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Geneva University Hospitals, Auditorium Marcel-Jenny. This meeting will focus on the circadian clocks in metabolism and diabetes, islet cells and diabetes, liver physiology and pathophysiology, and other aspects of metabolism and diabetes.

  • Registration is required and free.
  • Registration deadline: October 10, 2018
  • Organization: Roberto Coppari, Charna Dibner, Pedro Herrera, Francesco Negro, Valérie Schwitzgebel-Luscher, Ildiko Szanto
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Gene Regulation Workshop

Regulation from DNA to protein

The Gene Regulation Workshop (former SKMB meeting) 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.

The workshop will take place on Monday, September 3, 2018, at the University of Lausanne, Génopode C, from 9 h 30 to 17 h 30.

  • Registration is required.
  • Registration deadline: August 29, 2018
  • Organisation: Martine Collart, David Gatfield, Winship Herr, David Shore, Florian Steiner
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2018 Louis-Jeantet Symposium

Proteomics and structural biology

The seventh edition of the Louis-Jeantet Symposium will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the CMU in Geneva, on the topics of proteomics and structural biology.

This edition will be organised by two Louis-Jeantet prize winners: Matthias Mann, Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich, and Kurt Wüthrich, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, and ETH Zurich.