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Mon March 13, 2017 CIG Sem. A. Webb

CIG Seminars Spring 2017

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B, followed by sandwiches

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Monday March 13, 2017
Alex Webb, University of Cambridge, UK
«Signalling pathways regulating the circadian clock of Arabidopsis»
Host: Christian Fankhauser


CIG Symposium 2017: Registration is now open!

The Faculty of the CIG is organizing this year again its famous CIG Symposium on the topic:

Innovations in Biology

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Link to the CIG Symposium website


Link to the registration online form & sign in afterwards to submit your abstract

Link to reset your password

Link to the programme


CIG Seminars Spring 2017 Program

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CIG Seminars Spring 2017

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B, followed by sandwiches

Download the poster

Monday January 16, 2017
Jan van der Meer, University of Lausanne, CH
The secret life of mobile DNA in bacteria»
Host: Liliane Michalik

Monday January 23, 2017
Nick Gilbert, The University of Edinburgh, UK
«Regulation of large-scale chromatin architecture in mammalian cells»
Host: Andrzej Stasiak

Monday February 13, 2017
Claudia Bagni, University of Lausanne, CH
«Brain wiring and synapse shaping: the RNA-cytoskeleton perspective»
Hosts: Richard Benton & Alexandre Reymond

Monday March 13, 2017
Alex Webb, University of Cambridge, UK
«Signalling pathways regulating the circadian clock of Arabidopsis»
Host: Christian Fankhauser

Monday March 20, 2017
Luca Giorgetti, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, CH
«A quantitative analysis of the hierarchical folding of mammalian genomes»
Hosts: Vincent Dion & Andrzej Stasiak

Monday March 27, 2017
Virginia A. Zakian, Princeton University, USA
«Stress at the ends: How and why telomeres respond to environmental change»
Host: Vincent Dion

Friday April 7, 2017 (GEN B, 12:15)
Charles Weitz, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
«PERIOD complexes of themammalian circadian clock»
Host: David Gatfield

Monday April 24, 2017
Sara Mitri, University of Lausanne, CH
«The social lives of microbes»
Host: Alexandre Reymond

Monday May 8, 2017
Derk-Jan Dijk, University of Surrey, UK
«Circadian regulation of human sleep: a multilevel approach»
Host: Paul Franken

Monday May 15, 2017
Arkaitz Carracedo, CIC BioGune of the Basque Country, ES
«Metabolic requirements for prostate pathogenesis and progression»
Host: Lluis Fajas

Monday May 22, 2017
Sven Gould, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, DE
«The impact of mitochondria on eukaryotic compartments and chloroplast protein targeting»
Host: Christian Fankhauser

Monday May 29, 2017
Maricel Kann, University of Maryland, USA
«A protein-domain approach for the analysis of disease mutations»
Host: Ioannis Xenarios

Monday June 19, 2017
Stephen Liberles, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
«Internal and external sensory systems»
Hosts: PhD students & Postdocs

Monday June 26, 2017
Mala Murthy, Princeton University, USA
«Neural mechanisms for dynamic acoustic communication in flies»
Host: Richard Benton

Tuesday June 27, 2017 (GEN B, 12:15)
Stanislas Lyonnet, Institut Imagine, Paris, FR
Host: Alexandre Reymond



SNSF Scientific Image Competition

The SNSF Scientific Image Competition encourages researchers working in Switzerland to present their works to the public and the media. Photographs, images and videos will be rated in terms of their aesthetic quality and their ability to inspire and amaze, to convey or illustrate knowledge, to tell a human story or to let us discover a new universe.

The competition is held annually. An international jury will meet at the beginning of the year and award a CHF 2,000 prize in each category for the winning entry, as well as distinctions. The award-winning works will be announced in April or May, displayed in an exhibition and made available to the public and the media, as well as to institutions.

This initiative has multiple aims: to show the growing role of images in scientific research, to reveal how scientific work is conducted and give a face to the researchers conducting it. The competition also aims to encourage the media to use more images in their science coverage and make them accessible to the public through exhibitions.

Researchers are encouraged to use their cameras to document the – often unusual – surroundings in which they work, and to give their colleagues a face.

Next deadline for submitting entries: 12 February 2017

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BIG SEMINARS 2016-2017

BIG seminars 2016-2017 (Download poster)

Every first Monday of the month
16h15, Auditorium Biophore Building
UniL-Sorge at Dorigny
BIG is an interdepartmental seminar series, and is organized by Vincent Dion, Ted Farmer, Thomas Flatt and Sophie Martin
5 September 2016  Angela Belcher, The Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research
“Evolving biology to make new nanomaterials for energy, the environment and medicine”
3 October 2016  Angelika Amon, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
“Effects of cell size and shape on cell division”
7 November 2016  Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology Tübingen
“The development of colour patterns in fishes: Towards an understanding of the evolution of beauty”
5 December 2016  Graham Bell, McGill University
“Can we discover antibiotics to which bacteria will not evolve resistance?”
9 January 2017  Peter Campbell, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
“Interrogating the architecture of cancer genomes”
6 February 2017  Toby Kiers, University Amsterdam
“Evolving control”
6 March 2017  Naomi Pierce, Harvard University CANCELED
“Bee-ing social: Evolutionary, behavioural and genomic insights into the biology of bees”
10 April 2017  Jonathan Jones, The Sainsbury Laboratory
“Diversity, deployment and dissection of plant disease resistance”
1 May 2017  Paul Martin, University of Bristol
“Live imaging of inflammation in repair and cancer”
12 June 2017  Claudia Koehler, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
“Epigenetic control of plant speciation”