General information Archive


SAC visit : June 30 and July 1, 2022

The CIG’s Scientific Advisory Committee will be visiting the department on Thursday and Friday, June 30 and July 1, 2022

Please take good note that there is a poster session and aperitif, Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Posters can remain in the building hall between the CIG symposium’s poster session and the SAC poster session.

For PAT and assistants, discussions with members of the SAC are planned just before at 3:30 pm in room 3027 and 5022, respectively.
If you have questions, ask your representatives or the CIG Direction.


what’s the Scientific Advisory Committee?

The CIG Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is a consultative commission of external experts widely recognized for their contribution in the fields of activity of the CIG. Its principal responsibilities are:

  • To advise on scientific objectives and priorities
  • To evaluate the outcomes
  • To propose means of improving outcomes and visibility
  • To propose the acquisition of new technologies or the development of new research and educational activities or services
Prof. Mariann BIENZ MRC Laboratory of Molecular BiologyCambridge, UK
Prof. Andrea BRAND Gurdon Institute of Cancer and Developmental BiologyCambridge, UK
Prof. Vincent COLOT Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS) CNRSParis, FR
Prof. Robert EISENMAN Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattle, USA
Prof. Ben LEHNER Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)Barcelona, ES
Prof. Joachim LINGNER Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Lausanne, CH
Prof. Irene MIGUEL-ALIAGA MRC, Imperial CollegeLondon, UK
Prof. Erin SCHUMAN Goethe University FrankfurtMUNICH, DE
Prof. Amalio TELENTI Scripps Research InstitutesLa Jolla, USA

GEN retreat 2023 in Leysin

The Génopode Retreat in 2023 is scheduled August 24 & 25 (Thursday & Friday) in Leysin (Hotel Alpine Classic).


Congratulations to Nuria, new representative of the Post-doctoral fellows!

Nuria Bosch Guiteras was elected representative of the post doctoral fellows last week. Congratulations to her, and thank you for your commitment to the department!

Who are all the representatives at the CIG and what are their tasks?
Find out all the information you need on the CIG intranet!


Seminars of candidates for Professorship at the CIG, May 17-18, 2022 in Aud. A


Noisy work starting today at the Genopode – May 9, 2022

As mentioned at the last Direction meeting, some heavy work will take place on the Eastern side of the Genopode to build a new extension to our building.

The work starts Monday May 9, 2022.
These constructions will be noisy and will prohibit us to use the “normal” East-side 2nd floor entrance for a while.


The Social Affairs and Student Mobility Office provides assistance to PhD candidates and UNIL students

The University of Lausanne provides several services to help its students : financial aid and partial exemption from university fees, psychological support, dental check-ups, etc.

More information can be found on the pages in this section. We also answer your questions by email at or by phone +41 (0)21 692 60 30 during the hotline schedule : Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm. Moreover, our social counsellors welcome you without appointment Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.

Further information on the SASME website: