Der Rigi Workshop wurde von der Plattform Biologie ins Leben gerufen, um den interdisziplinären Austausch unter NachwuchswissenschafterInnen zu fördern. Das Thema des dreitägigen Workshops wechselt jedes Jahr, hat aber immer sowohl einen Bezug zur Biologie als auch einen interdisziplinären Charakter. Es können jeweils maximal 40 DoktorandInnen und Postdocs aus der ganzen Schweiz am Workshop teilnehmen. Die Plattform Biologie organisiert die Rigi Workshops in Zusammenarbeit mit aktiven Wissenschaftlern, die sich mit einer Idee für ein geeignetes Thema für die Durchführung des Workshops beworben haben.
end of January, generally.
The workshop is open to PhD students from all Swiss Institutions of Higher Learning. Postdoctoral applications are also considered. Student participation will be competitive. Selection from the pool of applicants will ensure that active, motivated students from different disciplines and institutions attend.
A registration fee of CHF 150.- is due after acceptance of your registration.
• All lectures and workshops with documentations.
• All meals, coffee breaks and mineral water between arrival and departure (all other beverages at your own expense).
• Overnight stay the 2 nights during the workshop in a double room. Please add a comment if you wish to share the room with a specific person.
Please fill in the form found on the webpage to register to the Rigi Workshop.(www.naturwissenschaften.ch/organisations/bio/events/rigi_workshop)
• Your registration is valid only, if you submit an abstract of your current research project (title and a maximum of 300 words in a Word document) and a letter of motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of November. The letter of motivation should briefly explain why the interdisciplinary theme of the Rigi Workshop.
• For the poster session you will have to bring a poster of your research project (standard size DIN A0) to the workshop. You will be asked to give a presentation on your project in less than 3 minutes on a maximum of 3 ppt-slides.
• At the end of the workshop you will receive a certificate of attendance, which allows you to request one ECTS-credit of your university.
Registrations will be accepted based on the quality of submitted abstracts and motivation letters.
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Big answers from small packages: systems and synthetic biology of microbes
From 24. - 26. January 2016, PhD students, MSc students and early postdocs working at Swiss research institutes met leading scientists in the fields of synthetic and systemic biology at Hotel Rigi Kulm to share news and views, discuss latest results and extemd their network.
The Rigi Workshop 2015 brought together mathematics, computer science and biology. The aim of this workshop was to present interesting, cutting-edge topics from the life sciences which require mathematical modeling to PhD students working at Swiss universities. Mathematical modeling is becoming more and more instrumental in life sciences; the data complexity and the high number of interacting components, from molecules to animals, render intuitive reasoning very difficult. The idea consists in formulating mathematically how certain biological units affect each other and how these interactions affect the whole system. Such quantitative modeling approaches produce mathematical models which are then implemented using computer software.
The Workshop aimed to address various aspects of creativity in science, including the origin of innovation, the importance of interdisciplinary research, and to promote increased awareness of the importance of creativity amongst students and young scientists. Participants were challenged to reach beyond their own research and to bridge or integrate different fields of knowledge.
Performing an animal experiment requires competencies in many fields as animal experimentation is at the crossroad of life sciences, human & veterinary medicine, cutting edge technologies, biostatistics, database mining, 3Rs, ethics and legislation. The aim of the workshop was to help young scientists to perform animal experimentation from planning to data evaluation and reporting.
Biological machines are touted to offer novel technological strategies provided that their mechanisms can be understood and replicated outside the cellular context (see for instance G.M. Whitesides, Sci. Am., 2001). The principles of how molecular motors, biological nanopores, structural elements etc. operate not only provide profound insights into our understanding of cellular function, but can also have a practical impact on molecular device development for applications in health, security and the environment.