Other events, links, news… Archive


The documentary “Picture a scientist” will be screened Monday Sep. 27, 2021 at 12:00pm in the Aud. C, GEN.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights.
Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.”

The CIG encourages everyone to attend the screening organised on Monday Sep. 27, 2021 and to take part to discussions following this event.
Dates will be communicated soon.

For pandemic reasons, please register here to participate: link
The room is limited to x persons.
Please bring your mobile with you as your covid passes will be checked at the doors of the auditorium.


Génopode’s 1th #HappyWednesday – Wed. Sep 29, from 5:00 p.m.

The social committee is back from summer break with a new event: The language exchange!
Language exchanges will be organised in collaboration with the Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences at UNIL (APNS) and opened to PhD students as well as PAT.

Language exchange, food, drinks and fun will be provided.

Wednesday 29th of September, from 17h00 (late arrival possible)

On the Vidy beach.

Register here: https://forms.gle/su1yxtgBYBw2dTsR6

Further information:
Small groups of 4-5 will be made depending on the language participants want to learn and of their level.
Native English and French speakers are wanted!

No worries, the #HappyThursdays will be back in October, starting with a ping pong tournament, from 17:30, on the UNIL campus!

Contact / join the social committee team: cig_socialcommittee@unil.ch


Génopode Retreat 2021: souvenirs

Do not hesitate to share / exchange your pictures on the following switchdrives: https://drive.switch.ch/index.php/s/IYmBLsYc1pSw0hN


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

Nous avons le plaisir de vous convier au vernissage de l’exposition FEMMES DE SCIENCES qui se tiendra sur le campus lemercredi 15 septembre 2021 à 17h30 devant l’Unithèque (en extérieur, sans réservation). 

À cette occasion, nous aurons le plaisir d’entendre les allocutions de :

Prof. Anne-Christine Fornage, Vice-rectrice Relations extérieures et communication scientifique
Prof. Liliane Michalik, Vice-rectrice Égalité, diversité et carrières
Mme Marie Neumann, Directrice du Service Culture et Médiation scientifique 
Mme Delphine Ducoulombier, Médiatrice scientifique


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.

Pour vous tenir informé·e de nos projets et événements, inscrivez-vous à notre Newsletter
Suivez-nous sur les réseaux sociaux 


Service Culture et Médiation scientifique | UNIL


Génopode’s 6th #HappyThursday – Thu. April 29, from 6:00p.m.

This time, the social committee proposes a live outdoor a Scavenger Hunt in the city of Lausanne on Thursday 29th of April from 18 onwards.

Register and you will be assigned in a group with four other people. With your crew, explore Lausanne, find the tips and the clues to move to the next step, until the last steps!
Careful, four other teams are doing the same tour as you, so be the fastest! To keep hydrated during the hunt, supplies will be provided.

*** Corona safety rules ***
– To ensure the maximum of protection for everybody, you will be split into 5-people groups.
– Mask should be worn during the whole game and a safe distance should be maintained between the participants.

-Each group will not meet accidentally at the different steps of the game because you will not start at the same geographic position. If by any chance, two groups are on the same enigma at the same place, please, wait for the one group to finish before the other starts. 

To make the game more interactive, every group should share its live location during the game, and at least one person should have access to What’s app to communicate with the organisers (tips can also be given this way). 

To sign up (mandatory) indicate your FULL NAME here: https://doodle.com/poll/f4wzuxt9ttmiawea?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

Please also indicate if you agree to share your live location during the game and give the organisers your number for What’s app communication!


D-Day: April 28, 2021

D.Day is an event aiming at the interaction between students of the FBM.
It is a one-day meeting organized by PhD students for students, where you have the chance to present your work and see what the others PhD from FBM are doing.
You can present your work either by getting a poster, a 15 minutes-talk or an “elevator pitch”, which is explaining your work in 3 min.

Information on registration: https://wp.unil.ch/dday/registration/


09:00 Welcome by ADAS

09:05 Antonella Fioravanti – Dpt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
Bacillus anthracis’ S-layer is a cell envelope load-bearing component

09:35 Student talk 1

09:50 5×3 min pitches

10:05 3×5 minutes sponsor presentations

10:20  Poster session 1 (odd numbers) and opportunity to talk to sponsors

11:00 Student talk 2

11:15 Student talk 3

11:30 Student talk 4

11:45 Simona Francese – Dpt, Sheffield Hallam University, United-Kingdom.
Fighting crime with lasers 

12:15 Lunch break

13:15 Student talk 5

13:30 Student talk 6

13:45 Hendrik Poorter – Dptmt, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
Meta-Phenomics: towards a ‘periodic table’ of plant responses to their a-biotic environment

14:15 5×3 min pitches

14:30 3 x 5 minutes sponsor presentations

14:45 Poster session 2 (even numbers) and opportunity to talk to sponsors

15:30 Student talk 7

15:45 Student talk 8.

16:00 Start-up talk: Samir Ounzain from HAYA Therapeutics.

16:30 Ieronymos Zoidakis – Deptmt, Biomedical Research Foundation Athens, Greece.
Trials and errors in the proteomic studies of bladder cancer

17:00 Presentation and Poster Awards, Closing remarks