Prizes given to Chiara Auwerx and Francesca Mattioli (May 2024)

Chiara Auwerx and Francesca Mattioli were awarded the best and the runners-up awards for best presentation at the Swiss Society of Medical Genetics annual meeting (May 16-17, 2024, Bern) for their “Rare copy-number variants as modulators of common disease susceptibility” and “Bi-allelic variants in BRF2 are associated with perinatal death and craniofacial anomalies” talks, respectively.

Welcome Lise!

Hello everyone,

My name is Lise Rolée and I recently started as an Administrative Assistant. I will be in charge of the groups of Alexandre Reymond, Richard Benton, Johannes Larsch and Jean-Yves Roignant.

I worked for 6 years in the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences in the same position, where I learned a lot. I’m happy to be able to share it with you!

I’m looking forward to meeting you all,

Welcome to Melinda

Melinda Mischler is joining the CIG and DBC Admin Team!

Previously, Melinda worked at EPFL for different laboratories.

I’m very excited to get started and join the department!



Welcome Melinda!

Thu Feb 22 – Fri Feb 23, 2024 – Lausanne Omics Days 2024

This year, the scope of the Lausanne Genomics Days has broadened since it becomes the Lausanne Omics Days. It is still a 2-days international conference meant to share advances in genomics and their impact on biological research, applied to a wide range of topics(it does involve 5 UNIL departments CIGDBCDBMVDEE, and DMF).

It will take at UNIL / Genopode on February Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd.

The conference offers 4 sessions:

  • Deep learning in Biology and Medicine (Chair: Prof. Sven Bergmann)
  • Variation in genome structure and organization (Chair: Prof. Sebastian Soyk)
  • Metabolomics – Towards understanding biological interaction (Chair: Prof. Philipp Engel)
  • Single cell and spatial transcriptomics (Chair: Prof. Tanja Schwander)

For detailed program and more information, please visit the event webpage

Registration is FREE of charge. Still, it is mandatory for organization purpose, in particular ensuring that there will not be food wasted (coffee breaks, lunch and apero are offered).

HERE is the direct link for registration

Attendance is worth 0.5 ECTS

Best regards

Julien Marquis, on behalf of the L0D2024 organization team
Head of Lausanne Genomics Technologies Facility (GTF)

CIG Seminars Spring 2024 Program

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B

Monday January 15, 2024
Pedro Beltrao,
ETHZ, Zurich, CH
«The genetics of human trait variation – from atoms to the organism»
Host: Jolanda van Leeuwen

Monday January 22, 2024
Ana Marija Jakšić,
EPFL, Lausanne, CH
«Genetics shape chaos-like individuality in learning in Drosophila melanogaster»
Host: Richard Benton

Monday February 19, 2024
David Gatfield,
CIG, University of Lausanne, CH
«Ribosomal emancipation, from triplet code to hub for cellular sensing and decision-making»
Host: Christian Fankhauser

Monday February 26, 2024
Olivier Pertz,
University of Bern, CH
«Self-organisation of MAPK signaling dynamics in cell collectives»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

Monday March 18, 2024
Jason Rihel,
University College London, UK
«Sleep pressure modulates synapse dynamics in zebrafish»
Host: Paul Franken

Monday March 25, 2024
Matthieu Boulard,
EMBL, Rome, IT
«Causal roles of chromatin modifications in the mammalian embryo»
Host: Maria C. Gambetta

Monday April 15, 2024
Tina Perica,
University of Zurich, CH
«Systems Biochemistry – How do complex cellular functions emerge from biochemical properties?»
Host: Jolanda van Leeuwen

Monday April 22, 2024
Todd Streelman,
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
«Cellular basis of bower building behavior in Malawi cichlid fishes»
Host: Johannes Larsch

Monday April 29, 2024
Manuel Mameli,
UNIL, DNF, Lausanne, CH
«The brain’s decoder of aversive signals»
Host: Sophie Croizier

Monday May 27, 2024
Pei-Hsuan Wu,
University of Geneva, CH
«Guardians of Male Reproduction: A Non-coding RNA Perspective»
Host: Maria C. Gambetta

FRIDAY June 21, 2024
Cassandra Extavour,
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
«TBA»
Host: Richard Benton


Monday June 24, 2024
Dan Zhang,
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited, Singapore, SG
«ER-PM contacts: formation, function and regulation»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica