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The Covid Grinch has struck again…

Grinch Stealing | Etsy

Dear colleagues,

We regret to inform you that due to the covid situation in (the world) Switzerland, we have no choice but to cancel our End of the year celebrations scheduled Dec. 16, 2021.

Secret santa present exchange remains, so please if you have not received the name of the person you should offer a gift, check your spams or contact Laurian at genopode-it@unil.ch. Participants are invited to drop their gift to Julie’s office, room 2026.3. A silver arrow will guide them to the collecting box.

An online celebration will be organised with the very welcome assistance of the social committee and a Xmas-pack will be distributed to everyone just like last year. We will keep you updated regards to the date and time.


The CIG Direction.


Movie Monday tonight!

The CIG Social Committee is pleased to invite you to the first Movie Monday Evening !
Each movie session will be an occasion to put in the spotlight a different country, culture and (non-English) language. The next session will take place on Monday, 22nd at 18:00 in the Genopode third floor’s meeting room and will focus on an absolute classic of contemporary French film culture : “Les Choristes”.

You can watch the trailer here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qhYtVMoWFNQ

In order to register, please fill this form: https://forms.gle/nuAYoUT9E56CSojx6

We hope to see a lot of you there!

The CIG Social Committee


End of the year celebrations: Dec. 16, 2021 from 5 P.M. in the hall

Save the date: Thursday December 16, 2021

Guests: all CIG, GTF, PAF, Animal facility members


  • 17:00 – 18:45: aperitif in the hall
    • Cocktail contest: may the best lab win!
    • Studio photo: for the record!
    • Dress code (contest): CIG through time be creative!
  • 19:00 – 22:00: dinner at the Gina ristorante (EPFL tube stop)
    • Pub quizz: as scientific and madcap as you could wish!
    • Secret Santa’s presents: preferentially home-made / 2nd hand presents!
    • Italian all-you-can-eat buffet
  •  22:00 – 23:00: cash bar at the restaurant to extend the evening

Please enter your email address on the following doodle to indicate whether you will participate in the Aperitif / Dinner / Secret Santa: https://doodle.com/poll/3mctnddhuhni3gbv?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

Deadline for registration : Friday Nov. 19, 2021 at midnight!
Only then the Secret Santa participants will receive the name of the person they should offer a gift.

Anything unclear? Any question? Contact Julie.papet@unil.ch !


Genopode’s Día de muertos, Nov. 3, 2021 from 5:30 P.M. in the hall

Día de muertos is a Mexican tradition with roots in pre-hispanic cultures. Once a year, the souls of our relatives/loved ones visit our homes during the night. Thus, we prepare an altar (offering) with flowers, candles, meals, drinks and personal objects that our relatives used to love in live. We also put a picture of them in their respective altar, so that they don’t fight between each other for the offerings.

It varies per region, but at the Genopode, it will take place on the 3rd of November!

Adding some decorations in the kitchen, possibly preparing mini-altars for… dead scientists?
The competition will be followed by an apéro in which we consume the food and drinks brought for the altars.
Simply register here to attend the competition or simply have fun making your own altar: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_P3O8HNtARJ68oEvBEWXarAMsm5a0qro9Ge4pof7RGU/edit?usp=sharing

Poster « Crâne mexicain Sombrero Art TatooMan Calavera el dia de los  muertos », par DESLUMBRA | Redbubble

Need ideas/motivation for the altar?




Language Exchanges between CIG members and the Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences (APNS), from 6:00 P.M at the Le Perchoir, Vortex building

Regularly, language exchange sessions are taking place from 6:00 onwards at the Perchoir (the Vortex bar).

Come and gather around a drink to practice your French or any other language you want.

Le Perchoir: https://www.levortex.ch/le-perchoir
Contact: apns@asso-unil.ch


Genopode’s 1st #HappySportyThursday – Nov. 4, 2021 from 5:30 P.M.

Join us for the Table Tennis Tournament on November 4th @ 17:30 🎾 No need to be good, it is just for fun!
The event will take place at Avenue de la Gare 51A (Bus 31 leaving from UNIL Sorge; Direction: Renens Gare, stop Concorde). 

Personnes Jouant Au Tennis De Table Design Plat | Vecteur Gratuite

As usual, some drinks and snacks will be provided.
To participate, please register ASAP to our doodle: https://doodle.com/poll/2t7tpiy9zcdaeckm?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

Depending on the number of participants we will decide whether the matches will be in singles or doubles.