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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.

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User symposium

iGE3 Genomics Platform user meeting

The next user symposium proposed by the Genomics Platform of iGE3 will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019, in room A04.2906 of the CMU, building A.

This event will feature speakers who will present their findings and experiences in using the services of the iGE3 Genomics Platform. The meeting will also be an opportunity to meet specialists from Thermo Fisher Scientific and Illumina for a presentation and discussion on the latest technological advances and solutions.

  • Attendance is free, but registration is required.
  • Registration: send an email to
  • Host: Mylene Docquier
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Swiss Genomics Forum 2019

As genome analysis becomes commonplace in research and clinics, Switzerland has much to offer in terms of scientific strength, quality of its healthcare system (including universal coverage) and detailed patient phenotyping.

The Swiss Genomics Forum 2019 (SGF2019) organized by the Health 2030 Genome Center will take place on September 27, 2019 at the Campus Biotech in Geneva. The SGF2019 will bring together researchers, clinicians, patient communities, and other stakeholder groups to meet and discuss the future of genomics around the following topics: genomics, diseases, personalized health, data and collaboration.

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[BC]2 2019

Big data in molecular medicine

The [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference is organized by the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), and has become the key computational biology event in Switzerland uniting scientists working in a broad range of disciplines, including bioinformatics, computational biology, and systems biology. This year’s thematic focus is on the use of big data in molecular medicine. The conference will feature presentations of latest research results, workshops, tutorials, poster sessions, and keynote lectures by international experts.

The main [BC]2 conference will take place on September 10 & 11, 2019, at the Congress Centre in Basel, Switzerland as an integral part of the BASEL LIFE 2019 congress, giving [BC]2 attendants access to all of BASEL LIFE’s activities. The [BC]2 workshops and tutorials are on Monday, September 9 at the University of Basel.

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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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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.