Welcome to Jaime Lopez Alcala

Hello World,

I am Jaime López, a biomedical researcher. I studied Biochemistry (Bachelor) and Biomedicine (Master and PhD) at the University of Córdoba (Spain). During that time, I had the opportunity to investigate different metabolic pathologies, especially those related to obesity and its associated disorders (e.g., cancer).

In 2020, I received an EMBO short-term fellowship to work at the CIG (UNIL) for 3 months, and I was amazed by the city of Lausanne and its beautiful landscapes. Four years later, I am back in the Fajas’ lab, ready to unravel the mechanisms of resistance to cancer treatments.

Personally, I like to enjoy nature, fitness and historical culture, including its spiritual part.

See you on the fifth floor of the Génopode building!

Welcome to Virginie Ricci !

Hi everyone,

My name is Virginie and I recently started as a bioinformatician in the group of David Gatfield.

I studied Bachelor and Master at UniL, and did my PhD at UniBas. I am happy to be back, especially for sailing on the *Léman* lake!

Looking forward to meeting you all,



Welcome to Karine Baumer !

Bonjour à tous,

je viens de joindre le groupe du Prof. Johannes Larsch en tant que Lab Technician.

J’ai un backgrund principalement en gestion de laboratoire, qualité et en biologie moléculaire dans la recherche contre le cancer et en génétique forensique.

Je suis l’heureuse maman d’un petit garçon de 5 ans avec qui j’aime partager mes passions pour le ski, la nature, le camping et surtout griller un bon cervelas au coin du feu !

Au plaisir de vous rencontrer tous et de vous découvrir!


Welcome to Danin Dharmaperwira !

Hi everyone, my name is Danin and I recently started at the Larsch lab. 
In addition to my love for spicy foods, I leave you with some spicy opinions:

  • Spaghetti is pasta for adults, those who cut it are children
  • Cats are cute, but slightly overrated
  • Out of all fruits, the banana is the best

Please feel encouraged to debate whether you agree with these opinions.

Welcome to Yoëlle Hilbers !

Hi everyone! I am Yoëlle Hilbers, a plant biologist from the Netherlands. I studied Biology (Bachelor) and Molecular & Cellular Life Sciences (Master) at Utrecht University, where I did research on how bolting and rosette growth habit are regulated by ATH1 and PIF4 in the Shoot Apical Meristem. To finish of my Master’s, I also did an internship at Stanford University where I studied development of stomata under the regulation of SPCH and FAMA.

Now, I am happy to join Prof. Christian Fankhauser’s lab as a PhD student, to continue working on light regulated plant growth and development!

Some things about me: I love spending time in nature, and I am looking forward to do a lot of hikes in the area and swimming in Lac Léman! I also enjoy being creative (painting/photography), and like to combine work and art by making scientific illustrations 🙂

I hope to see you around!

Welcome to Melinda

Melinda Mischler is joining the CIG and DBC Admin Team!

Previously, Melinda worked at EPFL for different laboratories.

I’m very excited to get started and join the department!

Welcome Melinda!