Developing a toolkit to wire synthetic transcriptional circuits in Drosophila melanogaster
The genomic control of development is done by gene regulatory networks (GRNs), these are networks of interacting transcription factors that control spatial and temporal gene expression, giving accurate instructions for the proper development of an organism. Deciphering GRNs has attracted a lot of interest and many methods have been introduced for their statistical inference from gene expression data. Recently, scientists have been offered a new way to study GRNs thanks to synthetic biology where they can test the previously established mechanistic models by reconstruction. In Synflylab we are developing a toolkit to allow the reconstruction of such networks in the powerful genetic model organism, the fruit fly.
The use of video-based technologies for older adults’ rehabilitation and aging-in-place.
As a psychomotor therapist, I developed an expertise in older adults’ rehabilitation and research in the field of technologies to support aging-in-place (i.e., aging safely at home while being involved in one’s community).
Two of the biggest threats to aging-in-place are falls and the behavioural symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., wandering, agitation). These problematic overburden caregivers, precipitate institutionalisation and complexify the care in those institutions. Technology solutions exist to support older adults and their caregivers. Video-based technologies present advantages to detect, evaluate and intervene for these age-related issues. This presentation aims to expose how video-based technologies can support older adults’ rehabilitation and aging-in-place. Early detection of falls and behavioural symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders at home or in long-term care contribute to reducing their consequences. Despite some prejudices, video-cameras are well accepted to detect dangerous events at home and send alert to caregivers. Technological difficulties can be overcome to successfully implement video-based technologies at home. Likewise, they can inform the causes of the falls and the behavioural symptoms in order to adjust the rehabilitation treatment. Moreover, in the form of exergames (games targeting physical activity) video-based technologies can support the rehabilitation professional to provide older adults with rehabilitation program adapted to the older adults’ abilities, specific health issues, in a fun way that improves their motivation and adherence to the treatment. Ethical considerations regarding users’ privacy and user-centred approaches have guided this work in order to support older adults’ rehabilitation and aging-in-place.
We are happy to invite you to the network seminar with Massimo Stella, Complex Science Consulting, Via Amilcare Foscarini 2, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Title Cognitive network science as a proxy for accessing key ideas and emotions in people's minds
Abstract This talk focuses on recent applications of network science to the quantification of cognitive patterns about people's perceptions. The recent field of cognitive network science, at the intersection between computer science, psycholinguistics and complex systems, provides novel tools for reconstructing how people frame and perceive events by means of conceptual associations, sentiment analysis and emotional profiling. Different case studies will be investigated, such as: (i) identifying subjective perceptions of STEM subjects in students and researchers, (ii) reconstructing the emotional profiles of social discourse around the gender gap in science and (iii) the identification of emotional patterns over time within the social discourse of COVID-19. Research gaps and potential bridges with natural language processing and AI will be highlighted, as well as theoretical motivations brought up by the current literature in cognitive science. Cognitive networks provide a transparent access to knowledge structure and its perceptions, opening the way to important future applications for policy making, interpretable AIs and social good.
The Open Law Fund and its partners, HackYourResearch, Où sont les dragons and Open Law, are organizing on november 7th a workshop open to everyone. This event is proposed as part of Remix ta thèse, an experimentation aiming at reappropriating the work of the doctoral students in law.
The event, at the crossroads of research and design, aims to answer the question « Why open your research (thesis, dissertation...), and how to foster the reappropriation of your research by others ?».
The first workshop will be a design fiction based on a Legal history thesis : Transmissions of legal knowledge during the Roman Empire (27 B.C – 565 A.C), by Ralph Évêque
2040 : MICE AND PROFESSORS
In a not-so-distant future, as the educational system is affected by deep changes, two teams confront their views on modern and traditional vision of teaching. For more information and news on the event, go to the page Remix ta thèse ! Workshops in French only...
Come along (no background in law needed)!
I want to participate : https://openlaw.fr/evenement/remix-ta-these-2040-des-souris-et-des-profs
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Lancé en 2016, le Festival des idées Paris a proposé plus de 200 événements et invité plus de 350 intervenants dans des lieux chaleureux, prestigieux ou atypiques.
Gratuit et ouvert à tous les publics, le Festival des idées Paris est un événement co-organisé par Université de Paris, l’Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, l’ENSA Paris-Val-de-Seine, la FMSH, l’Inalco, l’Ined, l’IPGP et Sciences Po – membres de l’Alliance Sorbonne Paris Cité.
Pour sa 5e édition retransmise en ligne, le Festival des idées Paris prépare une programmation autour des "nouvelles normalités", dans le sillage de la crise sanitaire et économique que nous traversons. Les crises changent-elles le monde ? Le CRI, lieu de prospérité de l’interdisciplinarité propose deux sessions en format remote via Youtube Live:
Vendredi 20 novembre de 18h à 20h : une table ronde : « Will Kids be OK ? » Comment associer nos enfants à la construction du monde de demain ?
Samedi 21 novembre de 14h à 16h: une table ronde : Éduquer à l’ère de l’anthropocène
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Deep learning driven model discovery in biology and physics
In this talk I will introduce DeepMoD, a deep learning based model discovery algorithm which seeks the partial differential equation underlying a spatio-temporal data set. DeepMoD employs sparse regression on a library of basis functions and their corresponding spatial derivatives. A feed-forward neural network approximates the data set and automatic differentiation is used to construct this function library and perform regression within the neural network.We illustrate this approach on several problems in the context of (bio)physics, mechanics and fluid dynamics, such as the Burgers', Korteweg-de Vries, advection-diffusion and Keller-Segel equations, and find that it requires as few as O(100) samples and works at noise levels up to 75%. This resilience to noise and high performance at very few samples allows to apply DeepMoD directly to noisy experimental time-series data, discovering e.g. the advection diffusion equation from a gel electrophoresis experiment.
Repoliticising the discussion of Sustainable Development Goals: the dangerous confusion between justification and normative narratives
The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) was founded by François Taddei and Ariel Lindner in 2005 to create a student/researcher centered open environment in which people can collaborate together to build a world where lifelong learning is at the heart of our society.
To help everyone take care of themselves, others and the planet, the CRI is co-constructing and sharing new ways of learning, teaching and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life, learning and digital sciences. Sitting at the crossroads of research and education, CRI advocates for innovative pedagogy by putting the student at the heart of their own learning experience through projects, research and societal challenges.