Month: September 2016

Company visit at Syngenta

Dear fellow post-docs and PhD students,
The BioScience Network Lausanne and the SV postdoc association are organizing a company visit at Syngenta on the 7th of October (Friday) 2016 in Basel. The aim of this visit is to promote interactions among researchers in industry and PhD students and postdocs from EPFL and UNIL.
In attachment you will find the final schedule for the visit!! 
!! Registration deadline is in 1 week. Do not miss this great opportunity !!
Since the Syngenta company is not well connected with public transportations, a bus will be provide and the cost is 60 CHF per person. The registration is now open and the deadline is the 27th of September 201612:00.   Places are limited to 20 participants,  so register early! The organising committee will select participants based on their CV and a small paragraph about their motivation. The results of the selection will be communicated by September 30th, 2016. 
To register, please send an email to with your CV and your motivation paragraph
For the payment:
  • Transfer 60 CHF to the official BSNL bank account:
    IBAN: CH50 0900 0000 8946 8243 2
    PostFinance AG BERN
    BSNL- BioScience Network Lausanne
    P.a. EPFL AA DAF
    Station 1
    CH-1015 Lausanne
    Make sure to include the following line as the reason for payment: “Syngenta visit”
  • Send an email to with the proof of payment.
    Include “YourName Syngenta visit” in the subject line
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! Registration opens now and closes on the 27th of September 2016 at noon!
In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Martina, on behalf of the BioScience Network Lausanne (BSNL) and the SV postdoc association
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MedLem Meeting “INFLAMMATION in the era of BIG DATA” the 17th of November 2016 in Geneva-Centre Louis Jeantet.

The Faculty of Biology and Medicine  of LAUSANNE 

and the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva

 are very pleased to present the 1stMedLem Meeting 

that will held on Thursday, the 17th of November 2016

 in Geneva-Centre Louis Jeantet. 

The 2016 theme is

« INFLAMMATION in the era of BIG DATA »

Invited Speakers :

  • Prof. Francine Behar-Cohen (Hôpital opthtalmique Jules-Gonin)
  • Dr. Lydie Lane (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)
  • Dr. Luc Stoppini (Hepia//HES-SO and Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology)

Deadline Abstract: 30.09.2016

(More info at

The MedLem meeting will be a fantastic opportunity to discover the breadth of research around Lake Geneva            

 We encourage you to participate!

Scientific & organizing committee:

  • Olivier Gaide (Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Lausanne University Hospital) contact
  • Maxime Pellegrin (Division of Angiology, Lausanne University Hospital) contact
  • Aurélien Thomas (Unit of Toxicology, CURML, Lausanne University Hospital, Geneva University Hospital) contact
  • Natacha Turck (Department of Human Protein Sciences, University Medical Center-Geneva) contact



Science Hackathon at UniverCité

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of November, Hackuarium with Inartis Foundation and THE Port association organise a Science Hackathon at UniverCité!
So if you have a science project, a problem or some skills you want to share with a team of 25-30 other bright minds, sign-up HERE before September 30th!
It will be 3 days of intense brainstorming, prototyping and problem solving.
Everyone welcome! And please, spread the word!

IBM Research – María Rodríguez Martínez – 7th of September


Dear all,

The ISCB regional student group for Computational Biology in Switzerland is very pleased to host the talk “Systems approaches to unravel molecular mechanisms of cancer ” by

María Rodríguez Martínez, Technical Leader of Systems Biology at IBM, Zurich Research Lab, on Wednesday the 7th of September 2016 at 18:00 at UZH, Irchel campus, Y03-G91.

Abstract: Despite their great promise, high-throughput technologies in cancer research have often failed to translate into major therapeutic advances in the clinic. One challenge lies in the difficulty of transforming next generation molecular data into mathematical disease models that can make actionable clinical statements. A second challenge arises from the high level of intra-tumor heterogeneity exhibited by most human cancers. To address these challenges new methodologies that can reconstruct the map of genomic alterations and understand its influence on phenotype need to be developed. In this talk I will give an overview of current projects at the Systems Biology group in IBM Research, Zurich, that illustrate systems medicine approaches to understand cancer complexity and that can bridge the chasm between basic research and clinical applications.

The talk will be followed by an apéro, during which participants will have the opportunity to continue discussions with María Rodríguez Martínez.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!

The RSG Switzerland Team