Meetings, symposia

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Conférence clôture du PRN Synapsy

PRN Synapsy - Conférence de clôture

Cultiver sa santé mentale
Un dialogue entre neurosciences et psychiatrie

Le cerveau demeure l’organe humain le moins compris par la communauté scientifique. Les personnes avec des troubles mentaux sont les plus concernées par ce fait, car le développement de diagnostics et de traitements est limité sans la connaissance des mécanismes neurobiologiques sous-jacents. L’avancée des connaissances, essentiellement engendrées par des observations faites chez l’animal, soulève des interrogations. Peut-on transposer ces informations chez l’humain ? Est-ce que tous les troubles psychiatriques ont des origines communes ? Quelle est la frontière entre un esprit sain et troublé ?

Les neuroscientifiques et psychiatres du Pôle de Recherche National Synapsy apporteront des éléments de réponses au grand public lors d’une conférence - table ronde organisée pour célébrer la clôture de ce pôle et la création d’un nouveau centre à la Faculté de Médecine de l’Université de Genève.

Cet événement ouvert à tous aura lieu à Genève le 2 juin 2022, à 18 h, à l’Auditoire U600 d’Uni Dufour.

  • Entrée libre.
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Symposium en l’honneur du Pr Alexandre Dayer

Ce symposium est organisé en hommage au regretté Pr Alexandre Dayer, du Département des Neurosciences Fondamentales de la Faculté de Médecine, disparu en 2020. Il se tiendra le 24 mai 2022 de 14 h à 18 h 30, à l’Auditoire de la Fondation Louis-Jeantet à Genève.

Cet événement se composera de présentations scientifiques et d’une partie lyrique de poèmes et de musique.

  • Entrée libre, sur inscription.
  • Organisation: Faculté de Médecine
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DCI Symposium 2022

2022 inaugural symposium of the Dubochet Center for Imaging

The University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) jointly organize the inaugural symposium of the Dubochet Center for Imaging on June 8, 9 and 10, 2022.

The meeting will take place at the University of Geneva in Sciences II, Auditorium A300 and at the University of Lausanne - EPFL in the Amphimax.

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Feeding the microbiota - Prebiotics and probiotics

Nutrition and Microbiota - 7th Symposium GE-VD

This yearly symposium aims at highlighting the impact of nutrition on microbiota and the subsequent potential for prevention and treatment of diseases. Mounting evidence implicates the microbiota of the digestive tract in the development and progression of diseases. Thus, there is a growing interest to modulate the microbiota to improve health state. It is recognized that the microbiota of each person is different; part of theses differences are related to food intake.

This 2022 edition will summarize the impact of oral intakes, whether nutrition, nutritional compounds or probiotics, in health and disease. The symposium will take place virtually on Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 13 h to 17 h 15.

  • Registration is free but mandatory.
  • Organisation: Jacques Schrenzel & Laurence Genton Graf
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LS2 Annual Meeting 2022

Life Sciences in the 2020s: quantitation, integration and prediction

Postponed to April 21 & 22, 2022

The LS2 Annual Meeting 2022 will be held on the 21st and 22nd of April, 2022 together with the Young Scientists' Satellite on April 20, 2022, at the Campus Irchel of the University of Zurich with the topic Life Sciences in the 2020s: quantitation, integration and prediction.

The LS2 Annual Meeting brings together scientists from all nations and backgrounds to explore the large spectrum united under the umbrella of Life Sciences. The 2022 edition is organized on-site with all safety measures in place. The situation may change from now to April 2022, therefore specific rules will be announced in due term if needed.

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10th Annual Meeting of iGE3

Thursday, November 11, 2021 • 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Uni Mail - Auditorium M S150 - Geneva
Online via Zoom

The iGE3 Annual Meeting 2021 will feature keynote lectures by invited experts and talks by iGE3 members. The meeting will also be the opportunity for the winners of the 9th iGE3 PhD Salary Awards to present their research project.

  • This year the meeting will be held on-site in Uni Mail, as well as transmitted live online via Zoom. The Zoom invitation will be communicated to the registered attendees by email in due time in November.
  • The covid certificate will be required to access the meeting. Please find here information about the sanitary measures that apply to events organized by the University of Geneva.
  • Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.
  • Extended registration deadline is Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - Midday.
Program, registration:

Meeting 2021 website


Mirko Trajkovski and Ramesh Pillai

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[BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference

Harnessing biological data: from molecular processes to human health

The Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) will organise [BC]2 from September 13 to 15, 2021 at the Congress Center Basel, Switzerland. The conference is Switzerland’s main event in the domain of computational biology and one of the major events of its kind in Europe. It features inspiring keynote lectures by international experts as well as presentations of the latest scientific results and methods in the field.

[BC]2 will take place live in Basel with all the necessary safeguards in place, to allow each of us to enjoy great science together and develop relationships during social activities. Remote access to the conference (access to all presentations and poster sessions) will be made possible for participants living in countries, which are affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions.

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Swiss Genomics Forum 2021

Organized by the Health 2030 Genome Center

The second Swiss Genomics Forum will be held online on Friday, June 4, 2021, from 10 h to 15 h 30 at the Campus Biotech in Geneva. It will bring together researchers, clinicians, patient communities, and other stakeholder groups to meet and discuss the future of genomics.

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

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The Human Microbiota & Brain Diseases - 4th Edition

Therapeutic targets

The past two years have seen an exponential increase of lay and scientific publications on the effects of the trillions small guests that each of us more or less willingly hosts in the most secluded and intimate folds and holes of our body. Reports have been published on the association of some bacterial strains in the guts on human physiology and somatic and brain diseases. Reports have multiplied of animal experiments showing that some natural features can be transferred from one animal to another by gut bacteria transfer. It is increasingly clear that a number of environmental events can affect the bacterial composition of gut flora, that the animals with the modified version of the gut flora acquire specific physical and behavioral features, and that such features can be transferred to nonexposed animals by gut bacteria transfer.

The 4th edition of this conference will take place on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 8 h to 19 h 15 as a fully online videoconference. It aims to update physicians and scientists on the latest discoveries on the role of the gut microbiota in neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, and to identify leads for microbiota-based interventions for brain diseases.

  • Registration is free but mandatory.
  • Organisation: Giovanni B. Frisoni, Jacques Schrenzel & Annamaria Cattaneo