CIG NEWS Archive


Oct 31, 2019 10th Lausanne Comp Bio meeting

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce the 10th Lausanne Comp Bio meeting, which will take place on Oct 31 over lunch in Génopode Auditoire B.

Recall that the CompBio meeting series brings together the broad quantitative and computational biology research community in Lausanne.

Here is the schedule, with four brilliant speakers:

11:30 – 12:00: Registration + Coffee
12:00 – 12:25: Patrick Barth (EPFL)
12:25 – 12:50: Andy Oates (EPFL)

12:50 – 13:25: Lunch break

13:25 – 13:50: Patrick Roelli (UNIL / TUM)
13:50 – 14:15: Yolanda Schaerli (UNIL)

14:15 – 15:00: Dessert & Coffee

Participation is free but space is limited so please register as soon as possible to ensure we don’t run out of risotto—provided courtesy of the Department of Computational Biology—at:

Best wishes,
Anneke Brummer, David Dylus, Matteo Dal Peraro, Sven Bergmann & Christophe Dessimoz


2019-2020 CIG research progress seminars

Schedule of our CIG research progress seminars in Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 from 16h-17h.

Génopode GEN 3027

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Mon Oct 21, 2019, CIG Sem. B. Fierz

CIG Seminars Fall 2019

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

Free entrance

Download the poster

Monday October 21, 2019
Beat Fierz, EPFL, Lausanne, CH
«Gene control with a “twist”: Exploring the dynamic chromatin landscape»
Host: Maria C. Gambetta


LS2 “PIs of Tomorrow “, Zurich Feb. 13-14, 2020 – Applications must be received by November 1st, 2019

We are pleased to announce the call for applications to the “PIs of tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research” session at the next LS2 Annual Meeting 2020, taking place in Zurich, 13-14 February. This session offers postdocs interested in following an academic career the opportunity to present a plenary talk similar in format to a professorship interview seminar. Selected participants will have the chance to get a slot for a 15-minute presentation, which should appeal to a broad audience and in which both the achievements accomplished and the proposed future research are to be explained. The talk will be followed by an open discussion on various aspects of the proposed activity, as well as on career-oriented perspectives of the presenter. A knowledgeable jury panel of professors will evaluate the presentations.

The best presentation will be awarded a prize. However, everyone is a winner, as all presenters in the session will receive feedback from the jury in a one-on-one private session afterwards. Please, find all the information about the last PIs of tomorrow 2019 at The 2020 edition and call will be published in August under the same link.

As a participant in the FEBS3+ LS2 Annual Meeting 2020, you will have the opportunity to interact with scientists in and outside your field, and to expand or refresh your network not only in Switzerland, but also in Germany and Austria since, for the first time next year, we are welcoming the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT) as co-organizing societies. Of course, you will also enjoy a two-day meeting in the beautiful city of Zurich! If you are selected, your travel and accommodation fees will be paid by the LS2 organisation.


The following documents are required for the application:

  1. Cover letterhighlighting your interest and eligibility (1 page)
  2. Research statement including past work and future research plans with their scientific impact and significance (max. 300 words)
  3. CV with a publication list(max. 2 pages)

Only applicants having ties to Switzerland will be considered (i.e. Swiss citizenship, Swiss residency, past or on-going affiliation with a Swiss institution of at least two years by the 2020 meeting).

Selection criteria:

  • Scientific quality of proposed research;
  •  Novelty and creativity;
  • Relevance and impact;
  • Research output;
  • Collaborations, networks and outreach;
  • Teaching and leadership;
  • Mobility

To apply, please follow the guidelines in the application link below, where you will be asked to upload your documents in a single pdf file (max. 5 MB):

Applications must be received by November 1st, 2019.

Questions to the session should be addressed to

We are looking forward to your application and hope to welcome you in Zurich!

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Elisa Araldi (ETHZ), Dr. Sophia Verouti (UNIBE), Dr. Nabil Hanna (UNIGE), and Dr. Shalu Jhanwar (UNIBAS), Chairs of the PIs of tomorrow 2020

Dr. Carolin von Schoultz and Dr. Elena Cardenal (, LS2 Scientific Officers and organizers of the FEBS3+ LS2 Annual Meeting 2020