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2020 Louis-Jeantet Symposium

Cells and pathways of the immune system

The ninth edition of the Louis-Jeantet Symposium will take place virtually on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, on the topics of cells and pathways of the immune system.

This edition will be organised by two Louis-Jeantet prize winners: Antonio Lanzavecchia, Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare, Milan, Italy, and Caetano Reis e Sousa, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK.

Access to the webinar is free and does not require registration.

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15th Swiss Stem Cell Network Annual Meeting

Innovation in Clinical Bio-manufacturing

* New date: December 11, 2020 *

The Swiss Stem Cell Network (SSCN) is a Swiss non-profit association of scientists that are or have been active in stem cell research. The SSCN aims to consolidate the Swiss community of scientists involved in stem cell research; promote stem cell-related research and regenerative biology in Switzerland and support regenerative medicine; discuss scientific and ethical issues arising from stem cell research and provide this information to the society.

The SSCN annual meeting 2020 is the 15th edition of that event. It will take place on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the UniS, University of Bern, Switzerland, from 9 h 30 to 18 h 30, on the general topic organoids and other specialized cell cultures for clinical applications.

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International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting 2020

* New date: October 8 & 9, 2020 *

The International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting (IVBM) 2020 is a cross-disciplinary conference focussing on bioinformatics approaches in virology. Sub-topics include (but are not limited to): systems virology, virus-host interactions, virus classification and evolution, epidemiology and surveillance, viral metagenomics and ecology, as well as clinical bioinformatics. The meeting will take place from 8 to 9 October 2020 at the Eventforum in Bern, Switzerland.

IVBM 2020 is jointly organised by the European Virus Bioinformatics Center, the University of Bern and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB).

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48th European Mathematical Genetics Meeting

The European Mathematical Genetics Meeting (EMGM) focusses on key areas of statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology: population genetics, complex trait genetics, causal inference, trait prediction and personalised health, omics (as biomarkers), imputation / fine-mapping / rare variants, gene-, tissue- and pathway-enrichment, family-based data, multi-trait methods.

The EMGM has been held every year since its first edition in 1973. This 48th meeting will take place on April 16 & 17, 2020 at the Genopode of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. It is organised by the University of Lausanne and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB).

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Feeding the microbiota - Nutrition and microbiota

5th Symposium GE-VD - Gut microbiota and aging

This yearly symposium aims at highlighting the impact of nutrition on microbiota and the subsequent potential for prevention and treatment of diseases. Recent studies suggest that the gut microbiota changes with age and could be involved in age-associated diseases and conditions. It is therefore tempting to hypothesize that nutrition could modulate the gut microbiota, subsequently influence the immune system and finally impact on age-associated diseases and conditions.

The symposium will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the Auditorium Marcel Jenny of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), from 13 h to 17 h 30.

  • Registration is free but mandatory.
  • Organisation: Jacques Schrenzel & Laurence Genton Graf
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LS2 Annual Meeting 2020

Cells, Molecules and Organisms

The LS2 Annual Meeting 2020 will be held on the 13th and 14th of February, 2020, at the Irchel Campus of the University of Zurich, with the topic Cells, Molecules and Organisms.

The LS2 Annual Meeting brings together scientists from all nations and backgrounds to explore the large spectrum united under the umbrella of Life Sciences. For the first time in 2020, the LS2 Annual Meeting will be jointly organized with the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT).

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Geneva Health Forum Expert Meeting

What are the current challenges and solutions
to access to insulin and diabetes care ?

Globally it is estimated that one person in three has no guaranteed access to essential medicines. In the poorest parts of Africa and Asia, this proportion increases to one-half. Considerable attention has been paid to the issue of access to medicines for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, however little attention has been paid to questions of access to essential medicines for non-communicable diseases and diabetes. It therefore appears important to develop action research programs to define new strategies to improve diabetes management in resource-con-strained settings, and it is felt that an expert meeting will be a good tool to build a roadmap for action.

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9 h to 18 h 30
Campus Biotech, Geneva

Key note presentation – Open to public

13 h - 14 h

Opening remarks
Dr Soumya Swaminathan - Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)

Precision diabetes
Pr Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis - Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, Faculty of Medicine; SIB; Health 2030 Genome Center; iGE3

  • Access to the meeting requires registration.
  • Access to the key note presentation is free.
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2020 International Symposium on Chemical Biology

Bringing together the leading scientists in chemical biology

The NCCR Chemical Biology is organising the 2020 International Symposium on Chemical Biology to be held from January 22 to 24, 2020 at the Campus Biotech in Geneva. This international meeting of high scientific calibre will bring together leading scientists to feature the latest advances within the broad field of Chemical Biology and foster an open and dynamic dialogue.

The symposium will cover topics around the engineering of proteins and small molecules, chemogenetic and optogenetic technologies for probing molecular and cellular interactions, technologies to probe active molecules in their native environment, etc. Three hundred participants from Switzerland and neighbouring countries are expected to attend.

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8th Annual Meeting of iGE3

Monday, November 4, 2019 • 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Auditorium HES - Clinique La Colline - La Roseraie building

The iGE3 Annual Meeting 2019 will feature keynote lectures by invited experts and talks by iGE3 members. This year’s main topics are precision medicine and RNA-gene expression pathway. The meeting will also be the opportunity for the winners of the 7th iGE3 PhD Salary Awards to present their research project.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Program, registration:

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Event ID: meeting_2019
Extended registration deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019


Françoise Stutz and Patrick Meraldi

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2019 Louis-Jeantet Symposium

RNA in the balance: between translation and decay

The eighth edition of the Louis-Jeantet Symposium will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Auditorium Alex-F. Müller / A250 of the CMU in Geneva, on the topics of RNA in the balance: between translation and decay.

This edition will be organised by two Louis-Jeantet prize winners: Elena Conti, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich, and Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.

Access to the Symposium is free, upon registration.