CIG NEWS Archive


Jan 22, 2018 CIG sem. A. Teleman

CIG Seminars Spring 2018

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

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Monday January 22, 2018
Aurelio Teleman, DKFZ, Heidelberg, DE
«Regulation of mitochondria by a dietary metabolite»
Hosts: PhD students and Postdocs


Mon Feb 2, 2018 BIG Sem. D. Charlesworth

BIG seminars 2017-2018 (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 Ted Farmer, Thomas Flatt, Winship Herr and Sophie Martin

CIG Biennial Report 2015-2016

The CIG is pleased to present its new report.

This new edition was made more respectful of the environment , more interactive and more accessible to everyone. We thus hope you will fully appreciate reading it just as we enjoyed creating it for you.

Link to the report:



LS2 Annual Meeting in Lausanne, Feb. 12-13, 2018 – deadline abstracts: Dec. 10, 2017

Dear all
It is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the next edition of the LS2 Annual Meeting in Lausanne on February 12 and 13, 2018 with the topic “Metabolism & Signaling in the Life Sciences”. The LS2 Annual Meeting is the biggest meeting in the life sciences in Switzerland. It brings together Swiss Life Scientists, as well as researchers and industry partners. 

The meeting will consist of:

  • 4 excellent international plenary speakers (Sharon Tooze, Herbert ‘Skip’ W. Virgin, Andrea Ballabio, Tamotsu Yoshimori)
  • 10 scientific symposia with invited speakers and speakers selected from abstracts covering a broad range of life science topics: Molecular & Cell. Biosciences (x2) – Neurosciences – Infection/Proteomics – Physiology – Systems Biology – Autophagy/Cell Death – Experimental Pharmacology – Bioinformatics – Physics of Biology
  • The full program with all speakers is available here: 
  • A large poster session mixed with an industry exhibition
  • Free public panel discussion on CRISPR/Cas9
  • Postdoc competition “PIs of Tomorrow” with the 5 finalists from over 80 (inter)national applications
  • Science Crowdfunding evening event
  • Two lunch Career Roundtables about Non-Academic Careers & Careers Out of the Box
  • The Award Ceremonies of the Lelio Orci Award and the Friedrich-Miescher-Award
Further information can be found at:
Register until Sunday 7 January 2018.
Poster Submission until Sunday 10 December 2017.
Special prices exist for BSc, MSc, and members of LS2!
Please find attached additional information, flyers, and the preliminary program. All invited speakers are listed in the detailed program on:
On behalf of the entire LS2 organising committee, I am looking forward to seeing you in Lausanne in February!
Kind regards,
Carolin von Schoultz (LS² Scientific Officer)
2018_LS2 poster

Rigi-Workshop 2018 (21-23 January)

Networks and interactions – from species to communities, Rigi-Workshop, where disciplines meet, 21 – 23 January 2018, Rigi Kulm
Want to learn about biological, evolutionary and social interactions of species? To formulate and model species-interaction concepts? To cross disciplinary boarders and share similarities and differences between social and natural sciences?
Four experts will guide you into the fascinating world of ecological, evolutionary and social networks of species and communities and help you to build and test computational models of species-interactions. 
  • Mutualistic interactions: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (Christoph Scheidegger, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL)    
  • Host-parasite interactions (Daniel Croll, Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics, University of Neuchâtel)    
  • Mutualistic networks (Miguel Fortuna, Departmente of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich) 
  • Interspecies-exchange (Ina Dietzsch, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Universität Basel) 
  • Computational approaches to study co-evolution of networks (Miguel Fortuna, Departmente of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich)         
This 3-day course is held in English.
PhD students from all Swiss institutions of Higher Learning are most strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from Master students and Postdocs are also considered. 
Organisers: Christoph Scheidegger (WSL), Pia Stieger (Swiss Academy of Sciences). 
Please register online before October 15th, 2017
For further information and registration:

Mond Feb 5-Tues Feb 6, 2018 – Lausanne Genomics Days 2018

Lausanne Genomics Days

is an annual event sponsored by the University of Lausanne and the Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale (CUSO). This 2-day event will bring to Lausanne investigators from Europe and the United States to present and discuss the newest developments in genomics and genomic technologies and their impact on biological research.

Génopode, Aud. C

Monday February 5, 2018

09:00 Hernán A. Burbano – Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology (Germany)
Reinforcing plant evolutionary genomics using ancient DNA

09:45 Philippe Pasero – Institute of Human Genetics/CNRS (France)
Cellular responses to replication stress in yeast and in human cells

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Korbinian Schneeberger – Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (Germany)
Phylogenetic association mapping reveals the adaptive basis of between-species trait variation

11:45 Sara Buonomo – University of Edinburgh (UK)
Rif1 a hub connecting nuclear architecture and replication timing

12:30 Lunch (sandwiches and drinks provided in Exhibition Hall)

14:00 Magnus Nordborg – Gregor Mendel Institute for Plant Biology (Austria)
Epigenetic variation in Arabidopsis

14:45 Giacomo Cavalli – Institute of Human Genetics/CNRS (France)
The role of 3D genome organization in epigenetic regulation of development


Tuesday February 6, 2018

09:00 Romain Koszul – Institut Pasteur (France)
Probing virus/host interactions in complex microbial communities using DNA 3D contacts

09:45 Tim van Opijnen – Boston College (USA)
Phenotypic, metabolic and transcriptional analyses combined with topological network modeling predicts survival success of pathogenic bacteria

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Siv Andersson – Uppsala University (Sweden)
The evolution of intracellular membranes and the challenges of integrating two genomes in one cell

11:45 Sarah Schaack, Reed College (USA)
Direct Genome-wide Estimates of Mutation Rate and Spectra

12:30 Lunch (sandwiches and drinks provided in Exhibition Hall)

14:00 Walter Salzburger, University of Basel (Switzerland)
The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation in Lake Tanganyika cichlid fishes

14:45 Nicolas Galtier – University of Montpellier (France)
Comparative population genomics in animals: genetic diversity, adaptive rate, species barrier

More information and registration