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“Draw me a scientist” exhibit, Genopode Hall, May 15-June15, 2018

The Genome Odyssey is a science communication project that combines theatre, science and musems in an attempt to teach the mysteries of DNA and the story of our humanity to children and adults alike.

The children’s drawings are displayed in the hall of the Genopode building till June 15.

Further information: 

Poster presenting the results




SAC visit: June 7 and 8, 2018

The CIG’s Scientific Advisory Committee will be visiting the department on Thursday and Friday, June 7 and 8, 2018

Please take good note that there is a poster session and aperitif, Thursday at 4:15 p.m.
For PAT and assistants, discussions with members of the SAC are planned just before at 3:30 pm in 3027 and 2020, respectively.

Interviews of the director of the CIG: A.Reymond

Interview with Prof. Alexandre Reymond

Director of the Centre for Integrative Genomics

Professor Alexandre “Alex” Reymond heads the Center for Integrative Genomics since January 1st 2015, thereby following in the footsteps of Professor Nouria Hernandez, presently Rector of the University of Lausanne. Three years have passed…Tempus fugit. Now, what could be a better reason for luring Prof. Reymond into an interview, asking him about his dreams and vision for the CIG?

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, the Younger (4 BC – AD 65)

Link to the CIG Director’s interview: http://cigreport.genomyx.ch/the_director_cig/ 


Interviews of the CIG PIs: F.Preitner

Series of interviews were written to present each PI of the CIG.
Most of them are already available on the new CIG Report’s website, and every week we will be displaying one of them in the newsletter.

The Mouse Metabolic Facility (MEF)

Dr. Frédéric Preitner, Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche, is Supervisor of the Mouse Metabolic Facility (MEF) from UNIL-CHUV, which provides customized services to researchers in both fundamental and medical research. To that end, a wide repertoire of in vivo techniques and blood assays to analyse the phenotype of mouse models for obesity and diabetes has been established, and new technologies are implemented as required for each individual project. In addition, the MEF staff provides scientific support during data generation and analysis, as well as in the form of teaching and consulting.

Wed May 16, Life Science Career Day 2018

Dear Researcher, Dear Student,

The 7th edition of the Life Science Career Day (LSCD) will take place on May 16th 2018 in Lausanne. LSCD is the annual event for junior researchers and students wishing to get ready for their professional future!

When & Where : The event will take place at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), on Wednesday May 16th 2018, 10h00-17h00.

Opening Ceremony – The Scientist’s Role in Society : Training Rats to Save Lives, Dr Lena Fiebig, Head of Tuberculosis, APOPO.

What : You’ll hear about career options for the scientist & some practices in recruiting. You’ll discover the key phases of a career and how to successfully navigate through them (Career Design). You’ll get inspiration from professionals and alumni from the field.

Moreover, you’ll be able to

  • attend company talks to get to know some of the major actors in the field;
  • have your photo taken by a professional photographer (limited number of spots).

Who : Symposia and booths with speakers and professionals from more than 30 companies, institutions & organizations (NGO/NPO), as well as career coaches.



GEN retreat 2018 in Les Diablerets

The Génopode Retreat in 2018 is scheduled September 6 & 7 (Thursday & Friday) in Les Diablerets (Eurotel Victoria).

Tentative program to download – Programme provisoire