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1st GGC (Genopode Givrés Contest)

Thanks to all the participants at the 1st GGC !
We were 27 inside the lake at 11,5°
It is impressive 👏🏻

Après l’effort…. le réconfort …. glühwein and hot tea for everyone


SNSF scientific image competition, Deadline 31.01.2023

The Swiss National Science Foundation invites researchers from Switzerland to submit photographs, images and videos produced during their research activities to the SNSF Scientific Image Competition.

A work can be submitted in four categories:

  • The object of study
  • women and men of science
  • places and tools
  • video loop

    The jury awards a first prize of 1000 francs and several mentions of 250 francs in each category.

The Competition is open to scientists working in a university or research institution in Switzerland or Liechtenstein. Only works created after January 1, 2022 can be submitted.

Submission deadline: January 31, 2023

Further information: https://www.flickr.com/people/snsf_image_competition/


End of the year celebrations: Dec. 8, 2022 from 5 P.M. in the Genopode hall

Save the date: Thursday December 8, 2022

Deadline for registration: Nov. 16. 2022 !

Guests: all CIG, GTF, PAF, Animal facility members and their partners!
If coming with your partner:
– please register both of you to ensure that enough chairs will be set up!
– It would be great if you could bring a dish/dessert that everybody can share to increase diversity!

Registration: please enter your email address on the following doodle to indicate whether you will participate in the Aperitif / Dinner / Secret Santa: https://framadate.org/IA8RcF17bFbUkwx5


  • 17:00 – 19:00: aperitif in the hall
    • Cocktail contest: may the best lab win! (no refund possible from funds)
    • Studio photo: for the record!
    • Dress code (contest): Cocooning – be creative!
  • 19:00 – 22:00: dinner in the hall
    • Pub quizz: as scientific and madcap as possible!
    • Secret Santa’s presents will be distributed before dessert (preferentially home-made / 2nd hand presents!)
    • Family-like dishes to share all together
9 au 11 août 2019 - Laconnix, grande fête au village — Commune de Laconnex  • Canton de Genève
  • 22:00 – 00:00: fun activity in a meeting room upstairs to extend the evening

What is “secret Santa”?
-> you register to receive the name of a colleague who’s secret Santa you are going to be. Therefore, the name you pick is the name of the person you will make a present to! 
Secret Santas will receive a randomly assigned colleague’s name mid-November, which leaves them enough time to find the perfect gift!
Our CIG Santa will distribute the presents, so your identity remains secret 🙂


Unil Sleep Research Day symposium on 17.10.2022 at the CHUV

The Unil and CHUV sleep labs invite you to the Unil Sleep Research Day on October 17th, 2022 | 09:00 – 17:00.

This symposium provides an exciting opportunity to explore recent advancements in Sleep Research.

Guest speakers are Prof. Christian Cajochen and Prof. Anissa Kempf. Additionally, 10 neuroscientists and clinicians from the Sleep labs in the Lausanne area will present their most recent work, including researchers from Paul Franken’s lab.

Seminars and talks are on-site at the CHUV hospital.

Participants from the swiss Sleep Research Community and/or UNIL-CHUV-EPFL members interested are welcome to attend!

Students from Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS) will receive credit for their participation.

Registration to the full day symposium is free but mandatory as the number of participants is limited.

Register online HERE

Auditoire Charlotte Olivier, CHUV, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1005 Lausanne 


New Concepts and Challenges in Diabetes Research, Symposium at the Olympic museum of Lausanne – 28.10.2022

Organizers : Sophie Croizier, Bernard Thorens, Lluis Fajas
Contact : Stéphanie Scuderi, Stephanie.Scuderi@unil.ch

Register now: https://events.unil.ch/e-ticket/register?event=113

Registration: 8:30-9:00

9:00 Lluis Fajas, Lausanne

Islets 1
Chair: Emmanuel Van Obberghen, Nice

9:10 Domenico Accili, New York
9:40 Jorge Ferrer, Barcelona
10:00 Michele Solimena, Dresden
10:20-10:40 Coffee break

Islets 2
Chair: Philippe Halban, Geneva

10:40 Raphael Scharfmann, Paris
11:00 Miriam Cnop, Brussels
11:20 Marc Prentki, Montreal
11:40 Patrik Rorsman, Oxford

12:00-13:30 Lunch

Interorgan communication
Chair: Rémy Burcelin, Toulouse

13:30 Catherine Postic, Paris
13:50 Gilles Mithieux, Lyon
14:10 Marc Donath, Basel

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

Systems Biology
Chair: Decio Eizirik, Brussels

15:00 Markus Stoffel, Zurich
15:20 Philippe Froguel, Lille
15:40 Barbara Kahn, Boston

Farewell Lecture

16:10 Christian Fankhauser, Director-elect, CIG
16:20 Bernard Thorens, CIG

Cocktail and visit of the Museum


#HappyThursday team presents: the 2nd FashionThursday! 3 & 4.11.2022 in room GEN 4026

Winter is coming (back) !
Following the success of the 1st edition of the free market, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a 2nd one!

The social committee is organizing a second-hand clothes free-market

In the meeting room of the 4th floor

Thursday Nov. 3 after noon & Friday Nov. 4 all day

Soft drinks will be provided for shoppers to stay hydrated! 

Bring your extra-clothes bags and place them in pile following the size indications set in the room. If you see some beautiful pieces that would look gorgeous on you, then you are welcome to try them on and go back home with them!
All adult sizes are accepted!

Any Genopode member can attend. It is not mandatory to bring piles of clothes to take part to the exchange.

The market will close on Saturday morning 9:30 A.M. All clothes that were not adopted by new humans by then should be taken back or we will bring them to the nearest clothes collection point.

By organizing such event, the social committee wishes to bring the Génopode members’ attention to the fact that buying pre-owned clothes allows us to add items to our wardrobe without using additional resources in the manufacturing process. 

The fashion industry is responsible for 8-10% of global carbon emissions, uses massive amounts of water, and exploits workers and animals worldwide. Buying clothes that already exist slows down the fast fashion cycle and the relentless demands on low-paid workers in the supply chain.