EPFL Research Day in Geneva & NeuroDay

12th September 2019

Campus Biotech, Geneva

EPFL Research Day in Geneva

09:30-13:30
Dedicated to scientific research, innovation and technology transfer, this event will bring together EPFL researchers, key actors of the region and partners and friends of EPFL.

Presentations and panel discussions will focus on the work carried out on campus in the fields of biotechnology, neuroscience and neuroprosthetics, along with some of the key collaborations in these fields. There will be ample opportunity to outline future perspectives for Campus Biotech. The event will be followed by laboratory visits and a festive aperitif.

NeuroDay

13:30-19:30
NeuroDay is an EPFL initiative to federate research and collaboration around neurotechnology and general and simulation neuroscience, highlighting the breadth of research in these fields across EPFL.

Organised jointly by the Brain Mind Institute, the Blue Brain Project and the Center for Neuroprosthetics, NeuroDay 2019 will address a wide range of topics from fundamental to translational research.

The event will conclude with a networking cocktail.

EPFL Research Day


09:30-10:00

Arrival and registration

Event moderator:
Andreas Mortensen, Vice-President for Research


10:00-10:15

Welcome

Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL


10:15-10:30

The Geneva ecosystem and EPFL

Pierre Maudet, State Councillor, Republic and Canton of Geneva


10:30-10:35

Campus Biotech Ecosystem

Ernesto Bertarelli


10:35-10:40

Campus Biotech Ecosystem

Mary Tolikas, Director, Wyss Center


10:40-10:55

Campus Biotech Ecosystem: Round Table of Main Academic Partners

Podium composed of:

  • Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL
  • Yves Flückiger, Rector, University of Geneva
  • Bertrand Levrat, Director General, University Hospitals of Geneva
  • Mary Tolikas, Director, Wyss Center
  • Benoît Dubuis, Director, Foundation Campus Biotech Geneva

10:55-11:15

Coffee break


11:15-11:25

Research and innovation at the Campus Biotech: 21st century medicine

Didier Trono, Coordinator and Chairman of the Strategic Committee, Health 2030

“Western Switzerland’s initiative for personalised healthcare and precision medicine”


11:25-11:35

EPFL Research and Innovation at the Campus Biotech: Blue Brain Project

Henry Markram, Professor and Director, Blue Brain Project
Kathryn Hess, Professor and Head of the Laboratory for Topology and Neurosciences

“Functional implications of neural architecture: insights from brain simulation and mathematics”


11:35-11:45

Research and innovation at EPFL at the Campus Biotech: CNP

Stéphanie P. Lacour, Professor and Director, Neuroprostheses Centre (CNP)


11:45-12:05

Research and innovation at the Campus Biotech: University of Geneva

David Sander, Professor and Director, Centre interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives, University of Geneva
Patrik Vuilleumier, Professor, Laboratory of Behavioural Neurology and Cognitive Imaging, University of Geneva


12:05-12:10

Conclusion

Andreas Mortensen, Vice-President for Research


12:10-13:30

Festive aperitif and visits

Lab visits during the aperitif

NeuroDay


13:30

Event start and registration


13:45

Welcome

Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL


14:00

Session 1 – Neurocomputation, Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

Modeling and simulation

Henry Markram, BBP

Imaging the brain in action

Carl Petersen, BMI

Wearable and implantable neurotechnologies

Stéphanie P. Lacour, CNP


15:00

Sensorimotor function, dysfunction and therapy

Pavan Ramdya, BMI

Bernard Schneider, BMI

Grégoire Courtine, CNP-BMI


15:45

Coffee break


16:30

Session 2 – New Horizons

Future Cognition

Carmen Sandi, BMI

Dimitri Van De Ville, CNP-IBI

Olaf Blanke, CNP-BMI


17:10

Future of Neurocomputing

Kathryn Hess, BMI-Maths

David Atienza, STI IEL

Felix Schürmann, BBP-BMI


17:50

Future Technologies

Diego Ghezzi, CNP-IBI

Alexandra Radenovic, STI-IBI

Mary Tolikas, Wyss Center


18:30

Closing remarks


18:35

Apero and networking