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GECKO Conference 2021

Epigenetic Inheritance across species

We are happy to invite you to register for the GECKO Conference – inspired by the Gametic Epigenetics Consortium Against Obesity (hence, GECKO). Professor Romain Barrès Head of the GECKO Consortium, and his research group will be hosting the conference, which will take place virtually between May 25-28, 2021. Sessions will be live daily from 8.00-10.30 and 17.00-19.30 CET.

The theme of the conference is intentionally broad. We will have sessions dedicated to the technical aspects of studying epigenetic inheritance, how we can use a comparative approach to understand inheritance mechanisms, the evolutionary explanations for epigenetic inheritance and a session focused on how our research could influence reproductive biology. 

We already have a fantastic line-up of speakers, including Noora Kotaja (University of Turku), Qi Chen (University of California), Michael Wilson (University of Toronto), Isabelle Mansuy (University and ETH Zurich), Oliver Rando (University of Massachusetts), Anita Öst (Linköping University) and Tobias Uller (Lund University).

The conference format will include panel discussions, short talks selected from submitted abstracts, poster sessions and a set of short and sharp talks to accompany these.

The deadline for submitting an abstract to be considered for a talk or poster is May 4th . Those selected to present will be informed in the following week, with final posters due May 17th .

Program at a Glance

About GECKO

The Gametic Epigenetics Consortium Against Obesity (GECKO) is a research consortium funded by a Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge grant from 2019 to 2025. The main goal of the consortium is to understand the effect of diet on the epigenetic signatures that are passed through sperm to offspring, and the effect these signatures have on the developing offspring and future generations.

The GECKO is comprised of three leading research groups headed by Professor Romain Barrès at the University of Copenhagen, Professor Stephen Simpson at the University of Sydney and Professor Marcelo Nobrega at the University of Chicago.

25 — 28 May 2021

Netherlands Respiratory Society Webinar Series

Welcome!

Science is about curiosity, blossoming of promising and novel ideas, getting inspired and connecting to other people. The NRS wants to provide and promote this for their members. Unfortunately, the NRS was not able to organize physical meetings in the past year due to the corona pandemic, while there was/is huge pressure on pulmonologists and scientists working in respiratory medicine. Therefore, we have set-up a new series of monthly online events: NRS Webinar, where you can acquire the latest updates within the lung field, and easily (re)connect with fellow members in our digital NRS cafe. During the NRS Webinar both a senior speaker and a junior speaker from different institutes will present their work at the online platform; sufficient time has been scheduled for discussions with the audience, via the chat or live. Every month a different theme is presented, and the program has been set up such that translational, clinical and more fundamental research is presented allowing for cross-fertilization of different research areas, various respiratory diseases and the latest technology applied.

For more in-depth discussions or small talk to catch up with researchers on the other side of the country, the NRS webinar is followed by networking time in the virtual NRS caffé. This is a virtual area in which you can join people sitting at a table in small groups and catch up on each other’s business, research activities, plans and challenging new hypotheses.

Please register here.

If you somehow miss the webinar, fortunately you can see the presentations later at a convenient time, as most presentations will be recorded and are accessible via the NRS website in the members area and here on Underline NRS page under the microphone icon/past sessions.

Hope to see you there,

Dr. Hermelijn Smits, President of the NRS

More about the committee team:: Anne van der Does, Ph.D. // Karen Moor, M.D. Ph.D. // Kiki Waeijen-Smit, MSc //Maaike de Vries // Olaf Geerse, AIOS Longziekten, MD, PhD // Samara Jansen, MD

27 May 2021

EIPBN: The 64th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication

1 — 4 June 2021

AIM Seminar Series 2021

Artificial Intelligence in Metabolism (AIM)

AIM is a seminar series that will explore the potential of data science in metabolic research. It is hosted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) at the University of Copenhagen. The seminar series takes place over three days in June and July, 2021.

Save the dates now: June 2nd, June 16th and July 1st!

To register for AIM 2021 Series, please click here.

About AIM

Artificial Intelligence in Metabolism brings together renowned investigators to discuss how cutting edge data science can be best utilized to challenge current dogmas and catalyse better translation in metabolic and biomedical research.

Significant new discoveries in metabolic research increasingly rely on large-scale profiling, data integration and machine learning-based techniques. Not only can these techniques be leveraged to distil novel actionable biological hypotheses to be tested in relevant physiological contexts/clinical settings, they for example enable us to develop predictive tools to more effectively and timely identify at-risk individuals or personalized drugs/interventions.

At the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) we have set up enabling biology platforms that utilize sophisticated metabolomics, single-cell and data integration techniques to enrich our deeply phenotyped and genotyped patient cohorts. These data, along with the associated Danish longitudinal health register information, constitute a unique base to empower current and next generations of scientists to tackle the major questions in metabolic research.

We envision that data and machine learning models will be at the heart of future teams driving novel discoveries in metabolic research, through interdisciplinary approaches involving traditional biomedical scientists alongside data scientists, mathematicians and bioinformaticians. Please join us in our effort to discuss and incubate new ideas to better explore and model metabolic disease.

* * Program at a Glance * *

2 June 2021

IWSSIP 2021

IWSSIP is an international conference that brings together researchers and developers from both academia and industry reporting the latest scientific and theoretical advances to discuss and debate major issues and state-of-the-art aspects on systems, signals and image processing.

2 — 4 June 2021

2021 CAP Virtual Congress

Please note that each talk has been flagged with an indicator. The following legend illustrates how each talk is flagged:

G* = Graduate Student presentation, in competition

U* = Undergraduate Student presentation, in competition

I = invited speaker

6 — 11 June 2021

NAACL 2021

2021 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

6 — 11 June 2021

REPM 2021: The 26th International Workshop on Rare-Earth and Future Permanent Magnets and their Applications

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the 26th International Workshop on Rare Earth and Future Permanent Magnets and Their Applications (REPM2021) which will be held virtually on June 7-10, 2021. Please note, this is an updated schedule due to COVID-19 travel restrictions which forced us to postpone the conference from summer of 2020. The REPM workshop takes place every two years and is the premier conference on permanent magnets covering a wide range of topics including:

  • Rare earth magnets
  • Rare earth-free magnets
  • Raw materials, mining and recycling
  • Advanced synthesis, processing and characterization techniques
  • Theoretical modeling of coercivity
  • Fundamental properties of advanced magnetic materials
  • Thin film magnets
  • Applications of permanent magnets

Workshop The workshop will be chaired by Professor George C. Hadjipanayis, University of Delaware, Newark, DE and Dr. Jinfang Liu, President & COO of Electron Energy Corporation, Landisville, PA. The objectives of the workshop are to bring together engineers and scientists who work on permanent magnets and their applications to present their latest results and exchange ideas on a wide range of relevant topics including resources, raw materials, recycling, processing, fundamental and hard magnetic properties and applications of rare earth and future magnets.

7 — 10 June 2021

The 25th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies

Welcome Message from our Co-Chairs

Through this message, we want to give you our warmest welcome to the 25th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (AEiC 2021). The special circumstances we all go through have made the conference a virtual event. Nonetheless, this will allow us to take advantage of the benefits of this format by using the Underline.io platform that allows remote participation of speakers and attendees and a virtual exhibition. The platform will also provide a virtual space through Gather.Town to facilitate social interaction among participants, which, in addition to presenting state of the art research results, is one of the most important goals of a conference. This platform will hold various social events together with breaks and a poster session.

The conference schedule includes a four-day program and exhibition from Monday to Thursday, with parallel tutorials on Monday, and keynotes, technical sessions and a Work-in-Progress session on the remaining three days. The technical sessions include the presentations of 13 journal-track papers, 5 industrial presentations and 6 invited talks on leading topics on reliable software technologies. The program will be completed with three outstanding keynotes that will delight the participants.

The main conference activities will be from 13:00 to 18:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST) to allow participants from America to Central Asia to attend to the conference sessions. Virtual social events are scheduled at the beginning and the end of each day. We encourage you to participate in these activities as well as visiting the exhibition. We look forward to meeting you virtually in June 2021!

J. Javier Gutiérrez and Mario Aldea Rivas // AEiC 2021 Program Co-Chairs

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

7 — 10 June 2021

Cultural Evolution Society 2021

Conference Welcome

We are very pleased to welcome you to the Cultural Evolution Society Conference 2021 Sapporo, which will be held as an online conference onn June 9-11, 2021. In this and future meetings, we are committed to an inclusive, pluralistic perspective. We hope you will join us for creating and experiencing the excitement of the field of cultural evolution.

9 — 11 June 2021

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