Bioinformatics in the pub – November 2017


Dear All,

please join us for bioinformatics in the pub, a friendly gathering around food and drinks of PhD students, postdocs and young bioinformaticians.

This month it will be on Wednesday 29.11.17 7pm at The Pearl.  Registration is non-mandatory but appreciated for booking tables:

Please help us spread the word to other bioinformaticians in Lausanne.


On Behalf of the International Society for Computational Biology Regional Student Group of Switzerland (ISCB-RSG-Switzerland)



We are recruiting!

We are recruiting new members for the regional section of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council (SC). Join us for a short discussion if you are interested in participating in our organisation. To keep it brief, we summarized various questions you might have below.

Where and when?
In the 14th November at the foyer of the Genopode building (close to the UNIL-Sorge metro station) from 17:30 to 19:00.

What do we do?
We are organising various types of events to enhance the scientific exchange and communicate science to various audiences with focus on bioinformatics. Especially, our aim is to strengthen the scientific network between PhDs, postdocs and PIs.

What do we need?
We are looking for active and interested people that are willing to help in their spare time with various organisational tasks. The only thing required is to be open and constructive.

Who are we?
We are PhD students and postdocs from UNIL and EPFL, covering a broad range of cultural backgrounds and scientific expertise in bioinformatics. We also welcome Master students.

What does it bring you?
Scientific exchange, communication and organisational skills are increasingly important in a scientific career and joining our organisation will help you to get hands on experience. In 2019, Basel will host the ECCB/ISCB conference. As part of this event we will play a major role as the local representation of ISCB student council. This will be a great opportunity for you to be included in the organization of a major conference.

If you are interested in more details about past events and our structure, please check our website or our facebook page.

Best Regards,

On behalf of the committee,
Amel Bekkar

LS2 “PIs of Tomorrow” session – call for applicants 2018

Two announcements that we received by e-mail, that may be of interest to our followers:

About the PIs of Tomorrow (from

The special session “PIs of tomorrow” will be held next year at the upcoming Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) Annual Meeting (February 12-13 2018, University of Lausanne). This session offers an opportunity to postdocs and senior researchers interested in pursuing an academic career to present a talk similar in format to a professorship application interview. A knowledgeable jury panel of professors will evaluate the presentations and provide feedback in a one-on-one session afterwards.

Please refer to the attached instructions to enter the competition to be one of the five speakers selected from all applications. For the 2018 addition, one additional slot will be given to the best Postdoc talk at the Life Sciences Postdoc Day ’17.

Applications must be received by November 1st, 2017.  If you are selected, your travel and accommodation fees will be paid by the LS2 organization.

About the Life Sciences Switzerland (from

The next edition of the LS2 Annual Meeting in Lausanne will take place on February 12 and 13, 2018 with the topicMetabolism & Signaling in the Life Sciences”. The LS2 Annual Meeting is the biggest meeting in the life sciences in Switzerland. It brings together Swiss Life Scientists, as well as researchers and industry partners. 
The meeting will consist of:
  • 4 excellent international plenary speakers (Beth Levine, Skip Virgin, Andrea Ballabio, Tamotsu Yoshimori)
  • 10 exciting scientific symposia with invited speakers and speakers selected from abstracts covering a broad range of life science topics: Molecular & Cell. Biosciences (x2) – Neurosciences – Virology/Proteomics – Physiology – Systems Biology – Autophagy/Cell Death – Experimental Pharmacology – Bioinformatics – Physics of Biology
  • A large Poster session mixed with an industry exhibition
  • Science Policy Panel discussion on CRISPR/Cas9
  • Science Crowdfunding evening event
  • Two Career Roundtables about Non-Academic Careers
  • The award ceremonies of the Lelio Orci Award and Friedrich-Miescher-Award
Further information can be found at:
The registration deadline is November 30, 2017! Special prices exist for BSc, MSc, and members of LS2!
All invited speakers are listed in the detailed program on: