Meetings, symposia

Chronological order of publication in this website

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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
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Feeding the microbiota
Gut microbiota, obesity and metabolic diseases

Nutrition and Microbiota - 6th 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.

The symposium will take place on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at the Auditorium Marcel Jenny of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), from 13 h to 17 h 15. Due to the sanitary situation the congress is only online in 2021.

  • Registration is free but mandatory.
  • Organisation: Jacques Schrenzel & Laurence Genton Graf
Bannière 5ème symposium HUG-CHUV

Neuro-Covid, complications neurologiques
du virus SARS-CoV-2

5ème symposium annuel de neurologie HUG-CHUV

Le 5ème symposium HUG-CHUV de neurologie aura lieu le 15 décembre 2020 de 9 h 15 à 13 h à l’Auditoire Marcel-Jenny des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, en présentiel et en visioconférence, sur inscription. On y abordera les différentes complications neurologiques du virus, parmi lesquelles les troubles neurocomportementaux, les complications neuroimmunologiques, les accidents vasculaires cérébraux, les atteintes du système nerveux périphériques.

Comme les enjeux autour du COVID-19 ont été l’objet de plusieurs controverses, ce symposium s’articulera autour de présentations de type débat⁄controverse ou classiques animées par des orateurs hospitalo-universitaires des HUG et du CHUV.

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9th Annual Meeting of iGE3

Monday, November 2, 2020 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Online webinar via Zoom

The iGE3 Annual Meeting 2020 will feature keynote lectures by invited experts and talks by iGE3 members. The meeting will also be the opportunity for the winners of the 8th iGE3 PhD Salary Awards to present their research project.

This year the meeting will be held online as a webinar via Zoom. The connection information will be communicated to the participants through an email invite in due time. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Program, registration:

Meeting 2020 website

  • Event ID: meeting_2020
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Organization:

Guillaume Andrey and Florian Steiner

Bannière Journée Genevoise de l’Alzheimer

Journée Genevoise de l′Alzheimer

La 5ème Journée Genevoise de l′Alzheimer, proposée par l′Association Suisse pour la Recherche sur l′Alzheimer (APRA) et l′Association Alzheimer Genève, se tiendra le lundi 28 septembre 2020 de 18 h à 19 h 15. Elle aura lieu en visio⁄audio-conférence chez vous, au bureau, au parc... là où vous le souhaitez, au moyen de l′application GoToMeeting.

Cette édition fera le point sur la recherche et l′innovation sur la maladie d′Alzheimer et le vieillissement cérébral au Centre de la Mémoire des HUG.

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LS2 Annual Meeting 2021

Mechanisms in health, disease and ageing

The LS2 Annual Meeting 2021 will be held during three afternoons on the 17th, 18th and 19th of February, 2021 in an online format, with the topic Mechanisms in health, disease and ageing.

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 program will include plenary lectures, a symposium organized by and for young scientists, and 10 scientific symposia.

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2020 Louis-Jeantet Symposium

Cells and pathways of the immune system

The ninth edition of the Louis-Jeantet Symposium will take place virtually on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, on the topics of cells and pathways of the immune system.

This edition will be organised by two Louis-Jeantet prize winners: Antonio Lanzavecchia, Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare, Milan, Italy, and Caetano Reis e Sousa, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK.

Access to the webinar is free and does not require registration.

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15th Swiss Stem Cell Network Annual Meeting

Innovation in Clinical Bio-manufacturing

The Swiss Stem Cell Network (SSCN) is a Swiss non-profit association of scientists that are or have been active in stem cell research. The SSCN aims to consolidate the Swiss community of scientists involved in stem cell research; promote stem cell-related research and regenerative biology in Switzerland and support regenerative medicine; discuss scientific and ethical issues arising from stem cell research and provide this information to the society.

The SSCN annual meeting 2020 is the 15th edition of that event. It will take place on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 9 h 30 to 17 h 30 as an eMeeting by Zoom, on the general topic organoids and other specialized cell cultures for clinical applications.

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International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting 2020

* New date: October 8 & 9, 2020 *

The International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting (IVBM) 2020 is a cross-disciplinary conference focussing on bioinformatics approaches in virology. Sub-topics include (but are not limited to): systems virology, virus-host interactions, virus classification and evolution, epidemiology and surveillance, viral metagenomics and ecology, as well as clinical bioinformatics. The meeting will take place from 8 to 9 October 2020 at the Eventforum in Bern, Switzerland.

IVBM 2020 is jointly organised by the European Virus Bioinformatics Center, the University of Bern and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB).

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48th European Mathematical Genetics Meeting

The European Mathematical Genetics Meeting (EMGM) focusses on key areas of statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology: population genetics, complex trait genetics, causal inference, trait prediction and personalised health, omics (as biomarkers), imputation / fine-mapping / rare variants, gene-, tissue- and pathway-enrichment, family-based data, multi-trait methods.

The EMGM has been held every year since its first edition in 1973. This 48th meeting will take place on April 16 & 17, 2020 at the Genopode of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. It is organised by the University of Lausanne and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB).