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Soutenance de thèse: Paolo Schumacher, Avr. 13, 2017 – 17.00, Biophore building

Dear family, dear friends, dear colleagues, 

It is my great pleasure to invite you to my public thesis defense on Thursday 13th of April at 17h in the Biophore-Amphi room of the biophore building at the university of Lausanne .

The defense will be in french and will be followed by an apero. 

To facilitate the organization, please fill in rapidly the doodle below if you plan to attend.

Do not hesitate to share this link with people I might have forgotten. 

I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you, 

Kind regards, 

Paolo Schumacher


CIG Ski day

Thanks to all the participants of the ski or snowshoeing day. We had a lots of fun !!!











Welcome to Nastassia!

Nastassia Gobet obtained her Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Geneva. She joined the group Dion in February 2017 as a Master’s student in Molecular Life Science with specialization in bioinformatics. She is working on a novel method to measure the instability of disease-causing trinucleotide repeats using next-generation sequencing.Nastassia


Professor Maria Cristina Gambetta will join the CIG early 2018

Maria Cristina Gambetta, postdoc in Prof. Eileen Furlong’s lab in Heidelberg (EMBL) , will join the CIG as Assistant Professor  from January 1st, 2018.

Welcome to her!

2015.01 EMBL picture

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Welcome to Sébastien!

Sébastien Kessler completed a PhD on the sensory physiology of an African malaria mosquito vector at the University of Neuchâtel under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Guerin. He then joined the group of Prof. Geraldine Wright at Newcastle University, UK, where he studied the physiology of taste in bees. The 1st of March, he has joined the group of Prof. Bernard Thorens as a postdoc. The project will focus on nutrient sensing and glucose homeostasis in mice and represents a great opportunity to extend his knowledge in Neuroscience.



Welcome (again) Raquel !

Raquel Alvarez Ocaña joined R. Benton’s group in February 2016 as a Master student, and has now become a PhD student, to perform a comparative analysis of olfactory pathways in drosophilids.