D-BSSE in Basel meets Industry


We are very pleased to host a talk by Dr. Audrey Kauffmann, Bioinformatics group leader in oncology at Novartis.
She will be holding a talk on her experience, her work at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and the field of bioinformatics/computational biology in a big pharma company. Her talk will be followed by a networking apéro, during which participants will have the opportunity to speak to her and Dr. Grainne Kerr, Bioinformatics Analyst and member of Audrey Kauffmann’s team.

More information: https://bsse-industry.ethz.ch



1000 Beer Genomes Project on Kickstarter

Dear brewers and beer lovers,
If you want to know exactly what your beer contains, if you want to understand the diversity of frosty, foamy styles across the globe and decode the secrets hidden within, then the project BeerDeCoded will excite you. It consists of sequencing the genome of 1000 varieties of beer and comparing their biochemical parameters. The result will be made into a poster as a reward to all of our supporters.
This project brings together a multidisciplinary team of six researchers who need your help to complete the goal. The first financing campaign was launched on Kickstarter and ends on 27 June.
If you are interested, please share the following link with your social network and consider contributing your support.
Check out if your favorite beer is included in the study. The link to share is: http://kck.st/1GCH7cW
You may also join our analysis workshops in our laboratory at the Hackuarium (Lausanne, Switzerland: http://www.hackuarium.ch) starting this summer.
Our results will be free for all to see. We believe in Open Access science and we will therefore release the results online and through a free App.


The team at BeerDeCoded
All inquires should be sent to Gianpaolo Rando (gianpaolo.rando@swissdecode.ch)

Thanks to beer- and genome-lovers like you, in only 4 days we were 70% funded.
Thanks to the generous breweries for sending their beer! Again, the link here: http://kck.st/1GCH7cW

Life Science Career Day 2015: Reminder

Dear Student, PhD candidate, Postdoc or Young Scientist in Life Science,
Are you wondering how to build your career after a degree in life science or a postdoctoral experience? The Life Science Career Day aims to make you aware of numerous career options!
It is also one day full of career networking opportunities:
• 60 delegates of companies, associations and institutions
• 20 experts/trainers in career counseling and CV check
• More than 360 participants registered!
• Some places are still available for you!
Date & Venue: Saturday, May 9th 2015, University of Lausanne, Amphipôle Building, UNIL-Sorge, 1015 Dorigny
On-line Registration: Registration is OPEN & FREE (Deadline: April 9th 2015)
• Discover careers & the everyday life of professionals (3 symposia)
• Be part of a large interactive area
• Benefit of an individual CV check and career counseling services
• Boost your career and learn in several workshops (start-up, elevator pitch, competences and networking)
• Interact with scientific journalists
Our Special Guests
Benoît Dubuis
Director of the Campus Biotech Foundation, Geneva and President of the BioAlps Association
Luigi Marra
Journalist, Producer, SPECIMEN (Reports on Human Behavior), Radio Télévision Suisse, RTS
Program: Click here!
We are looking forward to meeting you there,
The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (UNIL) & BioScience Network Lausanne

New internship position at Schenider Lab, University of Luxembourg

Hello all,
The education committee of the ISCB Student Council is pleased to announce a 6-month internship position with the Schneider group at Bioinformatics Core, Luxembourg Centre For Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), University of Luxembourg. The internship is expected to start in June 2015 and it is available to Masters and PhD students in computational biology or related areas from developing nations.
We would like to seek your help in spreading the word to your friends and colleagues! Many thanks for your assistance.
More information is available here: http://www.iscbsc.org/internships/Schneider-lab-032015
Education and internships committee
ISCB Student Council

Zurich Life Science Day 2015: ENERGIZE YOUR CAREER

The Life Science Zurich Young Scientist Network invites you to the 6th edition of the biggest life science career event in Switzerland: the Zurich Life Science Day 2015!
This year, Professor Ingo Potrykus, the inventor of Golden Rice and voted “most influential scientist” from 1995-2005 by Nature Biotechnology, will be the Keynote speaker of an event that will give you the opportunity to ENERGIZE YOUR CAREER.

You will hear about opportunities in Big Pharma, Intellectual Property, Research and Discovery, Academia, Consulting and Start-ups, among many other options. Moreover you will learn about how “headhunters” can help you, how to improve your CV or how to get the most out of a job interview.

Join us on the 12th of February 2015 in the Lichthof of the Irchel Campus at the University of Zurich and be a part of a fulfilling experience of insider talks, a company exhibition, CV checks and plenty of networking opportunities during lunch, coffee breaks and the final apéro.
For more detailed information about the program, participating companies and registration, stay tuned on our website: http://zlsd2015.lszysn.ch
The deadline for the online registration is February 5th. Hurry up and seize the opportunity, as places are limited this year!

Life Science Zurich Young Scientist Network

Sascha Feuerhahn
Life Science Zurich Young Scientist Network
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich
+41 44 63 53479

bioinfo-fr.net : en 2015 partagez vos connaissances

Chers collègues,

Nous nous permettons d’utiliser le blog du RSG Suisse afin de
lancer un appel au recrutement d’auteurs pour http://www.bioinfo-fr.net.

Ce blog communautaire scientifique est né en février 2012 et a déjà été
présenté lors de divers rassemblements autour de la bioinformatique.

En ce début d’année et afin d’être au point pour souffler nos 3 bougies,
nous faisons le point sur les collaborateurs. Et force est de constater
que malgré de très bons retours en général nous n’avons pas beaucoup de
nouveaux arrivants dans l’équipe.

Celle-ci qui est aujourd’hui constituée d’une quarantaine de personnes,
dont une trentaine d’actifs. Parmi ces actifs, certains sont relecteurs,
d’autres contributeurs et enfin, la denrée rare du moment, auteurs.

Afin que vous puissiez y voir plus clair, sachez que nous fonctionnons
sur un système simple et qui a fait ses preuves depuis le début de
l’aventure :
– des auteurs qui acceptent de figurer sur un planning de publication et
qui contribuent de façon régulière à la publication de nouveaux articles.
– des contributeurs qui n’ont aucune “obligation” de publication, ils
sont libres de nous présenter un article quand bon leur semble
– des relecteurs qui assurent la véracité des propos dans un billet,
corrigent les fautes d’orthographe et de grammaire et peuvent engager
des discussions pré-publication quant à un billet en écriture.
– des admins qui mettent en place les publications, valident et
s’occupent de l’administration du site

Nous faisons donc appel à vous et votre entourage bioinformatique pour
qu’en 2015, si l’aventure vous tente, vous nous rejoigniez comme auteur.
Nous ne refuserons bien entendu pas d’autres types d’implications, mais
le plus urgent aujourd’hui reste au niveau du panier d’auteurs à garnir.
Actuellement, avec l’effectif actuel, un auteur est appelé à contribuer
environ une fois tous les 2-3 mois. Plus il y aura d’auteurs, plus ce
délai sera allongé.

Nous attendons avec impatiences vos retours (contribuer@bioinfo-fr.net)
et espérons que cette année ne sera pas la dernière d’une si belle aventure.
Merci encore pour votre soutien.


L’équipe de bioinfo-fr.net