Mol Biol Evol.: auth.: group Reymond

Mol Biol Evol. 2021 Aug 31;msab244. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msab244. 
Alpha satellite insertion close to an ancestral centromeric region
Giuliana Giannuzzi 1 2 3, Glennis A Logsdon 4, Nicolas Chatron 2 5 6, Danny E Miller 4 7, Julie Reversat 5, Katherine M Munson 4, Kendra Hoekzema 4, Marie-Noëlle Bonnet-Dupeyron 8, Pierre-Antoine Rollat-Farnier 5 9, Carl A Baker 4, Damien Sanlaville 5 6, Evan E Eichler 4 10, Caroline Schluth-Bolard 5 6, Alexandre Reymond 2
Human centromeres are mainly composed of alpha satellite DNA hierarchically organized as higher-order repeats (HORs). Alpha satellite dynamics is shown by … Read more.

CIG in the media

A.Reymond was in “L’Actu” magazine regarding his lab research on human genetics, August 2021

L’utilité des gènes traduits en protéines ne fait pas de doute. Mais qu’en est-il de la matière noire, constituée quasi exclusivement de séquences d’ADN répétées?
Dans une étude publiée le 31 août 2021 dans la revue «Molecular Biology and Evolution», l’équipe du Pr Alexandre Reymond, directeur du Centre intégratif de … Read more.


Congratulations to Chiara!

Chiara Auwerx (AR) received an Early Career Award at the European Society of Human Genetics' annual conference held Aug. 28-31, 2021.
She received the Lodewijk Sandkuijl Award, which is bestowed since 2004 to the author of the best presentation within the field of complex disease genetics and statistical genetics. Her presentation, entitled “The impact of copy number variants on complex human … Read more.


Central services

Welcome to Bastien!

Bastien Vallat joint the DBC starting from September 2021.
"Hi, I'm your new IT assistant, I'm going to help Laurian in his tasks to reduce the number of screens thrown out of the window in this building.
I have always had a passion for science and technology and with my bachelor's degree in Biology from UNIL I started a master's … Read more.

Farewell Joan!

Joan Justiniano, who started working at the CIG in 2010, is leaving the CIG at the end of September to move back to Bolivia where he is from.

Eager worker, he always had his heart set on providing the best service to the CIG members. Him and his 5 stars work will be missed very much!

A farewell letter is available in Julie's office and will be given to him on Sep. 8, 2021 (tomorrow)… Read more.

Seminars and workshops 

Next CIG Seminar: Monday October 11, 2021

Schraga Schwartz, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehvot, Israel
«When the heat is up, turn on the Ac(4c)»

Host: Jean-Yves Roignant 

>>> click here to see the complete program<<<


Registration open to Skills for Scientists courses Autumn/Winter 2021

Registration is now open to the Skills for Scientists courses that will be offered in the Autumn/Winter 2021.

In addition to the courses on the above link, we will also be organising a virtual visit of the Covance laboratories in collaboration with … Read more.


"What's next? Career Options for Postdocs" - Postdoc retreat Sep. 11-12, 2021

The Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences (APNS) at UNIL is happy to announce that registration is now open for our upcoming 4th Annual Post-Doc Retreat (for Post-Docs and final-year PhD students of FBM & FGSE UNIL): WHAT'S NEXT?  Where to go after your postdoc?
Join us this fall in Valais and meet former postdocs that moved on to many different careers including academia, industry, scientific publishing, consulting, start-ups, clinical settings .... Read more.

Open positions

Principal Investigator positions

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in "Spatially Resolved Multidimensional Transcriptomics”, UNIBE (CH)
Deadline 30.09.2021

The NCCR RNA & Disease and the Institute of Pathology at the University of Bern have created a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in "Spatially Resolved Multidimensional Transcriptomics”, which interested candidates can now apply for:  ... Read more.


Chronobiology Lectureship position at the University of Surrey, Guildford (UK)
Deadline 29.09.2021

LECTURER (B) IN CHRONOBIOLOGY The University of Surrey is an international university with a world-class teaching and research profile, and an enterprising spirit. Inventive and forward thinking, our heritage shows a recurring theme of doing things differently – and achieving notable results. For example, we have won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes and were awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework … Read more.


Deadline 17.09.2021

The Collaborative Research on Science and Society (CROSS) program facilitates interdisciplinary projects that address pressing societal and technological issues and that are carried out jointly by researchers at EPFL and UNIL.  Through an annual call, CROSS provides competitive grants to support new seed research endeavors that have the potential to grow into full-scale interdisciplinary research projects.  CROSS launches its 10th Call …

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InnoTREK: a financial support to create your start-up - Deadline 03.10.2021

You are a UNIL-CHUV researcher who would like to create a start-up and need a financial support to start? Apply for a one-year grant of CHF 100’000.- to launch your UNIL-CHUV spin-off !Twice a year, PACTT is calling for start-up projects in order to award the InnoTREK grant. As part of the InnoPACTT financial support, the InnoTREK grant is designed to accelerate innovation and …

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[BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference Sep. 13 – 15, 2021

The 2 Basel Computational Biology Conference will take place on-site, in Basel, and registration is now open.
The early-bird fee is applied until 30 June.
Participating as a student or early career scientists is a prime opportunity to learn about cutting edge research in computational biology and bioinformatics, and to network with other members of the community. It is also a great opportunity to enhance … Read more.


Preview of the exhibition "Femmes de sciences" Sep. 15, 2021 at 5:30pm in front of the Unithèque (banane building

En 2021, dix classes vaudoises sont entrées en contact avec des chercheuses de l’UNIL pour créer des portraits de femmes scientifiques, dessinés ensuite par l’illustratrice Maurane Mazars. Ce projet a permis de sensibiliser deux cents élèves et leurs enseignant·e·s aux enjeux des inégalités entre femmes et hommes dans le monde de la recherche et des sciences. 

L’exposition de ces portraits, présentée en plein air sur le campus du 15 septembre au 27 octobre 2021 et conçue en collaboration avec la manifestation veveysanne de dessins PictoBello s'inscrit dans le cadre du programme de médiation scientifique de l’UNIL De haute lutte !  en écho au 50e anniversaire du droit de vote et d’éligibilité des femmes en Suisse...  Read more.


Synthetic biology: the next industrial revolution? - 15.09.2021 at the Biophore (UNIL)

This event is aimed at PhD students, but others are also welcome to attend.
Synthetic biology: the next industrial revolution?
Synthetic biology is a fast-growing interdisciplinary field that promises to engineer biological systems with potential applications in almost every aspect of our lives, including production of materials, disease detection and treatment, bioremediation, and data storage. Indeed, synthetic biology is predicted … Read more.


LS2 "PIs of Tomorrow" - Applications deadline: 30.09.2021

“PIs of tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research” session at the next LS2 Annual Meeting 2022 which will be held in Geneva, 17-18 February 2022.
This session offers postdocs interested in an academic career an opportunity to present a plenary talk similar in format to a professorship interview seminar.  Selected participants will have the chance to get a slot for a 15-minute presentation, which should appeal to … Read more.