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Génopode’s 4th #HappyThursday – Thu. Mar. 4, at 6:30p.m.

The social committee is proud to propose to the Genopode community a second edition of its incredible Pub quiz!

Update your calendar and quickly find your teammates before the best are all taken (or just enroll as free member, you will be gathered in a very eclectic team – which might bring you victory)!

Registration by March 3, 2021: https://doodle.com/poll/225s4m6ue47kbx7x


InnoPACTT: a financial support to create your start-up. Deadline: Apr. 5, 2021

Are you a UNIL-CHUV researcher, you want to create a start-up and you are looking for funding to start it?

Apply for a one-year InnoTREK grant for your spin-off project resulting from UNIL-CHUV research!

PACTT, the UNIL-CHUV technology transfer office, is opening a call for projects, “InnoTREK”, as part of the InnoPACTT financial support, intended to accelerate innovation and the creation of spin-offs.
With this support, the PACTT wants to encourage researchers who have an innovative idea to embark on the entrepreneurial adventure.

Next project submission deadline: April 5, 2021
Contact: innopactt.info@chuv.ch
Phone: 021 314 39 84/021 314 49 58/021 314 82 19
Further information: https://news.unil.ch/display/1613722999492


Genes Dev.: co-auth.: group Franken

Genes Dev. 2021 Feb 18. doi: 10.1101/gad.346460.120. Online ahead of print.

Circadian hepatocyte clocks keep synchrony in the absence of a master pacemaker in the suprachiasmatic nucleus or other extrahepatic clocks

Flore Sinturel # 1 2 3 4Pascal Gos # 5Volodymyr Petrenko 1 2 3 4Claudia Hagedorn 6Florian Kreppel 6Kai-Florian Storch 7Darko Knutti 7Andre Liani 5Charles Weitz 7Yann Emmenegger 8Paul Franken 8Luigi Bonacina 9Charna Dibner 1 2 3 4Ueli Schibler 5


It has been assumed that the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) synchronizes peripheral circadian oscillators. However, this has never been convincingly shown, since biochemical time series experiments are not feasible in behaviorally arrhythmic animals. By using long-term bioluminescence recording in freely moving mice, we show that the SCN is indeed required for maintaining synchrony between organs. Surprisingly, however, circadian oscillations persist in the livers of mice devoid of an SCN or oscillators in cells other than hepatocytes. Hence, similar to SCN neurons, hepatocytes can maintain phase coherence in the absence of Zeitgeber signals produced by other organs or environmental cycles.

Keywords: circadian gene expression; in vivo bioluminescence recording; liver; suprachiasmatic nucleus.


Congratulations and welcome (back) to Shanaz!

The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) and the UNIL-CHUV technology transfer office (PACTT) awarded an InnoTREK scholarship to Dr Shanaz Diessler for her Sleep Sensor project for the monitoring and identification of sleep parameters .

The project began at the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) of UNIL, in Professor Paul Franken’s lab.
Dr Shanaz Diessler will work again in this laboratory for the duration of her fellowship.
At the end of this year of InnoTREK scholarship, Dr Shanaz Diessler will be able to more easily embark on her business creation project.

Further information about the Sleep Sensor project: https://fondation-fit.ch/deux-bourses-innotrek-de-chf-100000-une-pour-sleep-sensor-et-une-pour-autonomyo/


Welcome to Andrey!

Andrey Lazopulo received his master’s degree from the Department of Physics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
During his undergraduate studies, he worked within a medical physics group and learnt how physics is applied to study medicine and biology.

He did his diploma project at the Russian Academy of Science Institute of Protein Research, where he studied protein-RNA interactions using x-ray crystallography and molecular dynamics.

In 2012, Andrey was accepted to the University of Miami Graduate school. He carried out his thesis project in the Dr. Sheyum Syed lab, where he studied the mechanisms of the circadian clock and sleep homeostat in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. He received his Ph.D. in 2018 and then continued his work with Dr. Syed as an affiliated postdoc.  From March 2021, he will work as post-doctoral fellow in the Franken lab.


Congratulations to Béatrice Desvergne on her election as honorary member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS)’s Senate

The Senate is the supreme organ of the SAMS. It is composed of ordinary members, honorary members, individual members and corresponding members, about 250 persons in total.

Ordinary members (delegates) include representatives of the medical faculties, members of the medical and nursing professions, representatives of various societies and organizations in the health care system. The statutes of the SAMS contain precise information on the composition of the Senate.

Further information about the Senate of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS): https://www.samw.ch/en/News/News.html

Interview of Prof. Béatrice Desvergne regarding this election: https://news.unil.ch/display/1608115449844