Career development for young scientists

This year’s retreat at Schloss Münchenwiler focused on career development – a very important topic for PhD students and postdocs alike. The aim of the retreat was to give participants not only the specific tools but also the space to reflect on their own situations, values and prospective career choices.
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Scales, feathers and hair - same origin

Reptilian scales, bird feathers and mammalian hairs have all evolved from the scales of a common reptile ancestor. This finding has recently been published by researchers at the University of Geneva and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB). Picture: © UNIGE 2016 (Tzika, Di-Poï, Milinkovitch)
This research was supported by the RTD Project EpiPhysX.
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A new tool brings personalized medicine closer

Scientists from EPFL and ETHZ have developed a powerful tool for exploring and determining the inherent biological differences between individuals, which overcomes a major hurdle for personalized medicine.
This research was supported by the RTD Project AgingX.
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Register now for the All Day 2016!

This year’s All Day will take place on September 1, 2016 at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern. For the first time, we are inviting applications for lightning talks, where presenters will have 90 seconds to explain their project to the community with the help of a single slide. Besides talks in synthetic biology, single-cell modeling and methods-focused talks, there will of course be poster sessions and an apero at the end of the day.
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