Samstag, 10. November 2018

Meetup Groups and Events around Zurich


Health Care & Marketing @ZHAW

Swiss Healthcare Startups

Project Management Network Zürich

Project Management Network Basel

Python Co-Learning Group

AWS Cloud Technology Zürich

OWASP Switzerland Chapter<

Artificial Intelligence Suisse

Power BI User Group Switzerland

Zurich Blockchain Techonology Meetup

Zurich Behavioral Economics Network - ZBEN

Zurich Data Scientists & Machine Learners

Context-Driven Software Testing Meetup Zurich

Meetups in November 2018:

Hidden inbox rules in MS Exchange... or how to persistently steal your messages

Donnerstag, 26. Juli 2018

Women in Science: 100 years back -> 1918

July 23, 1918  - Emmy Noether published her famous theorem that every differentiable symmetry of the action of a physical system has a corresponding conservation law.

1918  - Lina Stern who is best known for her pioneering work on the blood–brain barrier, was the first woman awarded professional rank at the University of Geneva, being a Professor of chemio-physiology, and researching cellular oxidation.

Stern-Gattiker Prize

In 2018, the SAMS has launched a new prize to recognize women in academic medicine and to motivate early-career female scientists. The prize is named after two women with distinguished medical careers: Lina Stern, who was the first woman to hold a professorship at the Faculty of Medicine in Geneva, and Ruth Gattiker, who was among the first female professors appointed at the Faculty of Medicine in Zurich.

Nadezhda Suslova (11 September 1843 – 20 April 1918) was Russia's first female physician.

Suslova's first  article, Changes in skin sensations under the influence of electrical stimulation, was published in Meditsinskiy Vestnik in 1862. In 1865, after women were officially banned from universities, she moved to Switzerland, partially influenced by the arrest of her siblings and Bokov and her husband for political activities. In Switzerland, she audited medical classes at the University of Zurich for two years, then became an official student when the university was opened to women. She had intended to study obstetrics in Paris for her doctoral research, but instead moved to St. Petersburg. For her dissertation, she researched the muscular reflexes of frogs and their relationship to the function of lymph hearts at Graz Medical University in Sechenov's lab. She graduated in 1867. Suslova was the first Russian woman to be awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree, which was conferred after having to defend her research and education in front of a large audience and the medical school faculty.

Freitag, 18. Mai 2018

Blockchain in Clinical Trials

Pfizer and Genentech Turn To Ethereum Blockchain

sunny lake: Community-based clinical research

Big Pharma Seeks DLT Solution for Drug Costs

Blockchain technology for improving clinical research quality

Silicon Valley Business Institute | Blockchain | GDIS 2018 Project Launch

Panel 1: The Future of Healthcare, Powered by Blockchain

Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2018

ScienceMatters, Blockchain & Scientific Publications

Open science platform powered by blockchain, Sciencematters allows scientists to share their observations.
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland (

FORCE11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology.  (

Current Trends in Clinical Trials

Virtual clinical trials will be standard, says THREAD exec on Novartis project

 By Brittany Farb Gruber
Novartis’ recently launched FocalView app will be used in a new study to remotely collect electronic device reported outcome measurements (eDROs) from 150,000 users.

Top CROs slow to adopt new tech? Smaller firms better positioned for innovation, says exec

 By Melissa Fassbender
More efficient clinical trials may reduce global CRO revenue, potentially slowing adoption of new technology, says Otsuka director – noting that the industry doesn’t often take operational risks, but it must.

Innovative Technologies for Clinical Trials Showcased at Oracle Industry Connect 2018

Why Amazon Needs AI At The Center Of Its Healthcare Strategy

AI software that helps doctors diagnose like specialists is approved by FDA
Google interested in Nokia digital health unit

Sonntag, 6. Mai 2018

Photography + Clouds = Citizen Science

Pictures of clouds are very popular on social networks, Instagram, photo-sharing sites. There are 84 Mio posts with hashtag #clouds on Instagram and 168 Mio pictures with hashtag #sky.  

With NASA Globe and Globe Observer app, Sky photography and Citizen Science can be combined. 

Recording sky and clouds observations is technically simple. There is a minor data entry on high, mid and low level clouds required before pictures of clouds can be taken. Altogether up to 6 pictures can be recorded: North, South, West, East, Up and Down. Once observation is done, measurements and pictures shall be checked and submitted to the NASA server. These can be then publicly visible on the NASA GLOBE Visualization System:

Training materials to identify cloud types, step-by-step instructions to record measurements are provided via Globe Observer website (1) and the app (2). Program updates, events, webinars are also published @NASAGO Twitter channel (3).

The GLOBE Program's Mission is to promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery (4). The cloud observations help NASA scientists understand clouds from below (the ground) and above (from space) (5).


Freitag, 4. Mai 2018