People Archive


Fare (very very) well Fisun, Vincent and their lab members!

The CIG would like to wish Prof. Fisun Hamaratoglu, Prof. Vincent Dion and their group members all the best in the next chapter of their careers.


Welcome to Sevasti !

My name is Sevasti Gaspari and from November 2018 I am a member of the Prof. Thorens’ lab as a postdoctoral researcher. After obtaining a B.Sc in Biology and a M.Sc in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine at University of Crete (Greece), I continued with a Ph.D in Neurobiology in the lab of Dr. Zachariou at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY), with a main focus on the role of Regulation of G-protein Signaling in chronic pain and responses to opioids. I applied murine mouse models, biochemistry and whole transcriptome analysis to investigate signal transduction adaptations in the brain associated with long term pain states, and prolonged exposure to opioids. “Staying in the brain” from now on I will be focusing on the exploration of neuronal circuits controlling feeding behavior and glucose homeostasis.


Congratulation to Sophie Croizier!

Sophie Croizier from the Thorens lab received the best talk award at the LIMNA Symposium “Central regulation of metabolism and feeding” that was held on November 8, 2018 at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. 


Welcome to N.Salamin and O.Delaneau’s groups

Prof. Salamin and Prof Delaneau’s labs have recently joined the Genopode building.

You can find the Salamin lab in the ex-Vital IT’s rooms on the 1st floor and O.Delaneau’s office is in 2015 on the 2nd floor. The Delaneau lab will soon be established but you can already find some information about his research here.


Welcome to Anastasiya!


I am Anastasiya Strembitska and I have joined the laboratory of Prof. Thorens in November.

I have obtained my BSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Lisbon, IST, Portugal. After that I moved to Glasgow, UK, to pursue a MSc Degree in Translational Medicine and, later, PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences in Dr. Salt’s laboratory at the Glasgow University. During my PhD I studied the effect on hyperinsulinaemia and hyperglycaemia on insulin-stimulated nitric oxide production and mitochondrial phenotype in human macrovascular endothelial cells.

My research in Prof. Thorens’ group will focus on the role of mitochondria in glucose sensing in neurons and regulation of glucagon secretion.


CIG End of the year’s celebrations : Dec. 13, 2018 from 5pm in the Genopode’s hall

Save the date: Thursday December 13, 2018

Guests: CIG members only


  • 17:00 – 18:45: aperitif in the hall
    • Cocktail contest: may the best lab win
    • Studio photo: for the record!
    • Dress code (contest): hideous Christmas clothes
  • 19:00 – 22:00: dinner at the Gina ristorante (EPFL tube stop)
    • “Murder” mystery game: collaborate to solve the inquiry
    • Secret Santa’s presents – delivered by Santa himself
    • No seating arrangement
  •  22:00 – 23:00: cash bar


Please enter your email address on the following doodle: to indicate whether you will participate in the Aperitif, Dinner and/or Secret Santa.

Deadline for registration to the Aperitif, Dinner and Secret Santa: Thursday November 22, 2018 at midnight!