CIG NEWS Archive


Mon March 27, 2017 CIG Sem. V. Zakian

CIG Seminars Spring 2017

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

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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


May 22, 2017 Workshop on « Data management & Open Data »

Workshop on « Data management & Open Data »


The workshop will be accredited by the RESAL as a one day training in animal research.

The number of participants is limited to 200.

This workshop  on « Data management & Open Data » is part of the Lemanic “Open Science & reproducibility” workshop series that aims at sensitizing researchers from UNIL, CHUV, EPFL, UNIGE and HUG to the notion of Open Science in order to improve transparency and reproducibility of their research. This series of events, supported by the FBM Publication & Data Management Unit at CHUV LibraryLemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School and RESAL will be a unique opportunity for scientists to discuss and discover Open Science best practices and standards at all stages of the research process.

During the first part of this workshop, researchers will discover what are the  upcoming policies concerning data management and data sharing of the SNFS funding agency. They will also discover the visions of Prof. F. Bussy (Vice Rector for Research and International Relations, UNIL) and of Prof. P. Vandergheynst (Vice President for education, EPFL) on Open Science. To help you, professionals involved in Big Data management at VitalIT/SIB as well as in Data Management Plan preparation at EPFL/DLCM will teach you best practices in data management and how to collect, describe, store, secure and archive research data.

The second part of the workshop will be dedicated to Open Data. This session will provide researchers with guidance on how to share their data to increase the visibility of their work. You will discover the journal (PloS, Nature Publishing Group) guidelines concerning data sharing. You will learn about data paper (Scientific Data, a  Nature Research Journal) and Zenodo, figshare, two adapted data repositories to meet journal requirements for publishing biomedical research data underlying their publication.

The workshop is free and open to researchers in the biomedical field from UNIL, CHUV, EPFL, UNIGE and HUG at all career stages as well as scientific information/data manager specialists.

Have a look at our preliminary programme

For registration use the link below:
Workshop III – “Data management & Open Data” (May 22, 2017)

Location : Department of Fundamental Neurosciences (DNF), Rue du Bugnon 9, Metro M2 stop “OURS”, Lausanne

You can contact for more information.


Apr 10, 2017 BIG Sem. J. Jones

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
10 April 2017  Jonathan Jones, The Sainsbury Laboratory
“Diversity, deployment and dissection of plant disease resistance”

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


Andrzej Stasiak’s inaugural lecture – April 27, 2017 – Génopode, Aud B, 5pm

Professor Andrzej Stasiak will give an inaugural lecture April 27, 2017 at 5pm in the Génopode’s auditorium B.

Revealing the secrets of chromosome organization by numerical simulations.”

Save the date!




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 postponed: October 9, 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