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ISIC Memento – Conferences and Thesis

Call for applications: bench2biz workshop >>> from cutting-edge research to entrepreneurship


Category: Call for proposal

Designing small molecule analogues of Purple Acid Phosphatases to study the mechanism of enzymatic phosphoester hydrolysis


With: Simran Bhardwaj
Place and room: BCH3303
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Surface functionalization of metal oxide harmonic nanoparticles for targeted cancer imaging


With: Raphaël Jovita DE MATOS
Place and room: CE 1 2
Category: Conferences – Seminars

2020 International Symposium on Chemical Biology


With: Prof. Laura Kiessling (MIT) (keynote speaker) and another 14 speakers
Category: Conferences – Seminars

What and why do we publish?


With: Interactive panel discussion with Gianfranco Pacchioni, Peter Gölitz (former editor-in-chief of Angewandte Chemie), Alain Borel (EPFL), Béatrice Marselli Fuerer (EPFL), moderated by Vassily Hatzimanikatis (EPFL).
Place and room: ART C0 120
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Natural Products in Microbial Interactions


With: Prof. Pierre Stallforth. Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute, Jena, Germany
Place and room: TBD
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Innovation at MSD Process Research & Development


With: Dr. Rebecca Ruck Dr. Rebecca T. Ruck joined Merck Research Laboratories, Process Research & Development in 2005 and is currently Executive Director of Enabling Technologies, PR&D in Rahway, NJ. Her team is tasked with leveraging its expertise in areas such as Catalysis, Biotechnology and Flow Chemistry to enable processes for APIs in the MSD pipeline and developing new capabilities that will allow us to continue to do so into the future. Becky previously served as Director of three different teams: Process Chemistry, Catalysis & Automation and Discovery Process Chemistry. Over the course of her career, Becky and her team have impacted projects across a range of therapeutic areas, including beta-lactamase inhibitors, hepatitis C and diabetes.   Becky earned her A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1998. She received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003, where she was an NSF Fellow in the research group of Professor Eric Jacobsen. Following graduate studies, Becky served as an NIH post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Professor Robert Bergman at the University of California, Berkeley. She has a real passion for driving Women in Chemistry activities and was named the 2018 winner of the ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences.  
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Complete agenda of events


ISIC Seminars

Organized jointly by Professors Nicolai Cramer, Jieping Zhu and Jerome Waser, the seminars usually take place on Wednesday at 17:15. Unless indicated otherwise, the lecture takes place in BCH 2218.

The Physical Chemistry Seminar Series at ISIC is organized by Prof. Ulrich Lorenz
Unless it is otherwise specified, the seminars take place on Thursday at 17.15 in BCH 2201.

The Chemical Engineering Seminar Series is Organized By Prof. Jeremy Luterbacher and takes place every other Friday at 16:15 in BCH 2201, unless otherwise indicated. It is followed by an Apéro at 17:30.

The seminar series “Highlights in Energy Research” is organized by Professor Queen from EPFL Valais Wallis and takes place every other Thursday at 16:00 – 17:00 in the Zeuzier room at the 4th floor at EPFL Valais in Sion. The seminars are available live on the link in the memento Some of them are filmed. You can find them here

The Chemical Biology Seminars Series is Organized by Prof. Christian Heinis, Prof. Beat Fierz and Prof. Yimon Aye. It takes place every Tuesday at 16:15 unless otherwise indicated.


Newsletters Archives (2010-2015)

ISIC is a superb institute with a world-leading faculty and outstanding staff and students.

The past twelve months have been a period of considerable growth for ISIC, with seven new faculty members approved by the ETH board.

The last 12 months has been another exceptional period for ISIC. Like EPFL as a whole, we’re continuing to grow.

As always, we hope you enjoy reading this newsletter. Please visit our website for more detailed information and forthcoming events that might interest you.

During the 12 months since the publication of our first newsletter we have seen many positive changes in ISIC.

The chemical sciences are of vital importance in the modern world and the research undertaken in our Institute addresses many of the major challenges facing humanity.