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CIG Seminars Spring 2023 Program

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B

Free entrance

Monday January 9, 2023
Cécile Lebrand,
Publications and Open Research Data Management Support Service at FBM UNIL, Lausanne, CH
«Organize your research data for free of charge Long Term Storage (LTS) at UNIL»
Cécile Lebrand will Inform you on the process of reorganizing and describing your research data in the form of an explanatory documents called “readme file” for long term storage on the DCSR NAS at UNIL. She will also introduce you to new personalized services and a new tool that will be developed in 2023 for helping you to meet the FAIR data sharing principles (Findable, Accessible., Interoperable, Reusable).
Lebrand Cécile. (2022, October 17). FAIR Data sharing à la FBM : garantie d’une recherche plus transparente et reproductible. La publication scientifique face aux enjeux de l’ouverture et de la transparence, lausanne, suisse. Zenodo.

Host: Maria C. Gambetta

Monday January 23, 2023
Anissa Kempf,
University of Basel, CH
«Metabolic control of sleep»
Host: Richard Benton

Monday January 30, 2023
Wouter de Laat,
Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, NL
«New insights in gene regulation and chromatin folding by enhancers and cohesin»
Host: Nadine Vastenhouw

Monday February 20, 2023
Peter Becker,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, DE
«Non-canonical function of a long, non-coding RNA involved in chromatin regulation»
Host: Maria C. Gambetta

Monday March 13, 2023
Danny Nedialkova,
MPI of Biochemistry, Martinsried, DE
«Regulation of protein biogenesis in eukaryotes»
Host: David Gatfield

Monday March 20, 2023
Yves Barral,
ETHZ, Zurich, CH
«Of sex, memory and aging»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

Monday March 27, 2023
Jolanda van Leeuwen,
University of Lausanne, CIG, CH
«Genetic suppression: The wiring of genetic resilience»
Host: Christian Fankhauser

Monday April 24, 2023
Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu,
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, DE
«Controlling the timing of mammalian development»
Hosts: PhD students & Postdocs

Monday May 8, 2023
Sahand Jamal Rahi,
EPFL, Lausanne, CH
«How genetic and cellular networks make decisions under time pressure»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

Monday May 15, 2023
Maria Hondele,
University of Basel, CH
«DEAD-box ATPases are global regulators of RNA-containing membrane less organelles»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica


Symposium “Cardiac RNA-mediated (re)programming” March 9 & 10, 2023

Collaborative symposium of the SNF Sinergia Program “Regenerative strategies for heart disease via targeting the long noncoding transcriptome” and the CVM PhD program FBM-UNIL.

Jeudi 9 mars 2023 – 9h00 au Vendredi 10 mars 2023 – 16h00 – Agora – Paternot Auditorium

Several invited speakers will present latest developments in cardiac biology on March 9 (all day) and the morning of March 10. Main topics covered will be 1) Chromatin Regulation; 2) Transcriptomics analysis; and 3) Non-coding RNAs.

In the afternoon of Mach 10, selected speakers will engage in paper discussion workshops with doctoral students of the Life Science PhD of the FBM-UNIL.

Registration will be free, but mandatory. More information will follow soon.

The event will be accredited by the Direction of veterinary affairs and their inspection (DAVI), section Lausanne.


LS2 Annual Meeting 2023

  • Deadline for abstract submission (posters and talks)14 November 2022
  • General registration: 14 January 2023

With the topic  “Life on Earth: Coping with Challenges”, the next LS2 Annual Meeting will be held on February 16 & 17together with the Young Scientists’ Satellite (YSS) on February 15, 2023, at campus Irchel of the University of Zurich.

The chair, Prof. Thomas Lutz, from the University of Zurich has gathered  an amazing panel of keynote speakersProf. Richard Simerly from Vanderbilt University (US), Prof. Sharona E. Gordon from the University of Washington (US), Prof. Lea Sistonen from Åbo Akademi University, Turku Centre for Biotechnology (FI) and Dr. Giles Yeo, from the University of Cambridge (UK), who will give a keynote lecture at the YSS. 

But that’s not all, the program of the 2023 edition of the LS2 Annual Meeting has many interesting things to offer: 

  • 11 Scientific Symposia
  • Selected short talks in parallel Symposia and YSS
  • Poster sessions
  • 3 lectures from recognizes Swiss Awards
  • Panel discussion during the Satellite: “Collaboration vs Competition: To Share or Not to Share? Are We Better Together?!  
  • Industry exhibition with more than 25 stands

Register here:

Look at details of the program here and general information about abstracts, 3R Accreditation, Venue and more here

We also kindly ask you to help us to advertise the conference, please do not hesitate to forward this e-mail to your colleagues, a flyer is attached

We are really looking forward to meeting you in Zurich next February!!

With kind regards,
Adela Calvente Arroyo & Neringa Mannerheim
Scientific Officers of LS2

P.S.: Our Annual Meeting usually gather an audience of more than 400 participants from Switzerland and abroad, with keynote international speakers. With a registration fee you help us to cover all resources we are putting on place (on-site and online) to bring you the meeting you deserve and allow LS2 to continue our activities. We thank you in advance your participation and support. 


2022-2023 – CIG Research Progress seminars become CIG Progress Reports

The CIG Progress Reports start again this Fall 2022 every other Friday from 16h to 17h in the Auditorium GEN-A.

Beer O’clock aperitifs organised by the CIG social committee follow every report session.


CIG seminar September 26, 2022 J. König

Monday September 26, 2022
Julian König,
Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Mainz, Germany
«m6A methylation drives X-to-autosome dosage compensation in mammals»
Hosts: PhD students & Postdocs


Louis-Jeantet Symposium 2022 Oct 11, 2022 in Geneva

This years exceptional Louis Jeantet symposium will bring together the 10 Laureates of the COVID years during which the Jeantet Prize ceremonies could not take place.  The scientists are exceptional, the topics extremely diverse from transcription, to RNA vaccins, to neuroscience, from protein structure to regenerative therapies, never forgetting cancer 😉.

It will take place at the CMU in Geneva on October 11th 2022, all day. Registration is needed if you want to attend in person:

We are hopeful that as every year, the symposium will provide half a day of continuous education for animal experimentation. 

Please forward this information to your friends and colleagues, also to students. Remember some 20 to 25 % of the people obtaining the Jeantet prize end up getting the Nobel 😉. It is always fun to have heard them before.