Save the date – 3rd International SystemsX.ch Conference 2017
We are pleased to announce the dates for the 3rd International SystemsX.ch Conference, which will take place on September 4–7, 2017 at the ETH Zurich. This will be the initiative’s final conference, bringing together the SystemsX.ch community one last time. The conference will focus on the results coming out of the final wave of SystemsX.ch projects, as well as include an excellent program of international speakers.
A different approach to supporting young scientists
A postdoc’s role is demanding and multifaceted. It brings a lot of responsibility, for example when supervising students, without embodying a formal leadership role. Postdocs find themselves in a sort of “sandwich position” between research group leader and student, and are expected to simultaneously teach and conduct their own studies. Besides that, they also have to concentrate on furthering their own careers. The participants at this year’s Postdoc Workshop learned how to identify and cope with the different roles required of them as postdocs. more »
More computing power for Swiss research
Europe’s most powerful supercomputer Piz Daint is being upgraded, a move that is expected to at least double its computing power. ETH Zurich is investing around CHF 40 million to allow researchers to perform simulations, data analyses and visualisations even more efficiently in the future.
Read the ETH Zurich press release »
Quality control for genetic sequencing
Genetic sequencing is in widespread use today, but until now has not been accurate enough to identify an antibody immune response. Now, thanks to a new control system based on genetic barcodes, the technique is far more reliable – and ready for use in the development of vaccines and antibody drugs.
This research was supported by the SystemsX.ch RTD Project AntibodyX.
Read the press release published by ETH News »