General information Archive


Fish room at the Genopode

It has been a long way, but the CIG Direction is now extremely happy to announce that the big fish room of the Genopode is finally ready to be put in service!

Thanks a lot to all the people who made it possible, from the CIG and beyond, by working directly for it or by putting up with all the inconvenience caused by this project!

An inauguration will take place in a few weeks, all the information will be provided in due time.


Magasin – stocks and ordering service

We are pleased to welcome Ms Mafalda Aufiero. She will work at the magasin every morning during Carlos Luzolo’s holidays.

We trust you will give her a warm welcome.


New IT organisation at the CIG

Now that the IT support transition is on its way to a close, it is time to officially introduce the new support coordinator of the Genopode: Luc Bochud!

As some of you may have already seen, he and his team will now be in charge of handling your support requests from their cosy nest in the Amphipole building.
You can now use the email address for all your IT support requests (software installation and troubleshooting, hardware problems, and soon even IT equipment orders), or the helpdesk line at ☎️ 22.11 if the matter is urgent.

Note that the email address will not be checked as frequently, so please use to ensure a quick processing of your request.


End of the year celebrations: Dec. 8, 2022 from 5 P.M. in the Genopode hall

Save the date: Thursday December 8, 2022

Deadline for registration: Nov. 16. 2022 !

Guests: all CIG, GTF, PAF, Animal facility members and their partners!
If coming with your partner:
– please register both of you to ensure that enough chairs will be set up!
– It would be great if you could bring a dish/dessert that everybody can share to increase diversity!

Registration: please enter your email address on the following doodle to indicate whether you will participate in the Aperitif / Dinner / Secret Santa:


  • 17:00 – 19:00: aperitif in the hall
    • Cocktail contest: may the best lab win! (no refund possible from funds)
    • Studio photo: for the record!
    • Dress code (contest): Cocooning – be creative!
  • 19:00 – 22:00: dinner in the hall
    • Pub quizz: as scientific and madcap as possible!
    • Secret Santa’s presents will be distributed before dessert (preferentially home-made / 2nd hand presents!)
    • Family-like dishes to share all together
9 au 11 août 2019 - Laconnix, grande fête au village — Commune de Laconnex  • Canton de Genève
  • 22:00 – 00:00: fun activity in a meeting room upstairs to extend the evening

What is “secret Santa”?
-> you register to receive the name of a colleague who’s secret Santa you are going to be. Therefore, the name you pick is the name of the person you will make a present to! 
Secret Santas will receive a randomly assigned colleague’s name mid-November, which leaves them enough time to find the perfect gift!
Our CIG Santa will distribute the presents, so your identity remains secret 🙂


#HappyThursday team presents: the 2nd FashionThursday! 3 & 4.11.2022 in room GEN 4026

Winter is coming (back) !
Following the success of the 1st edition of the free market, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a 2nd one!

The social committee is organizing a second-hand clothes free-market

In the meeting room of the 4th floor

Thursday Nov. 3 after noon & Friday Nov. 4 all day

Soft drinks will be provided for shoppers to stay hydrated! 

Bring your extra-clothes bags and place them in pile following the size indications set in the room. If you see some beautiful pieces that would look gorgeous on you, then you are welcome to try them on and go back home with them!
All adult sizes are accepted!

Any Genopode member can attend. It is not mandatory to bring piles of clothes to take part to the exchange.

The market will close on Saturday morning 9:30 A.M. All clothes that were not adopted by new humans by then should be taken back or we will bring them to the nearest clothes collection point.

By organizing such event, the social committee wishes to bring the Génopode members’ attention to the fact that buying pre-owned clothes allows us to add items to our wardrobe without using additional resources in the manufacturing process. 

The fashion industry is responsible for 8-10% of global carbon emissions, uses massive amounts of water, and exploits workers and animals worldwide. Buying clothes that already exist slows down the fast fashion cycle and the relentless demands on low-paid workers in the supply chain.


Journée Osez tous les Métiers (JOM) 2022 at the Génopode – deadline 16.10.22

If your child goes to school in the canton of Vaud, within the 7th to 9th year of school, the “Journée Oser tous les Métiers” concerns you.
It will be organized November 10, 2022.

Commun activities can be organized if enough persons are interested. Please answer the following doodle by Oct. 16, 2022 to register your child to CIG activities

Should you have any question about the organisation, please contact

Further information about activities organized by the UNIL can be found here: