People Archive


Welcome back to Jonas!

Jonas is coming back to the CIG as a lab technician at 60% during his A-levels in Biology. He starts in September in Gambetta’s lab.

Welcome back to him!


Farewell Leonore!

After 12 years working at the Genomics Technologies Facility (GTF) in the Génopode building, Leonore Wigger will stay at the UNIL but will work from Sep. 1, 2022 in Prof. Dmitri Firsov’s group (Bugnon 27). She also keeps her part-time position at Vital-IT, SIB, Amphipôle so remains our neighbour!

Leonore Wigger

We will miss her and wish her the best for the future!


Welcome to Sanyami !

Sanyami Zunjarrao obtained her integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Savitribai Phule Pune University in India, in 2019.
For her master’s thesis, she worked in the lab of Dr. Beena Pillai at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in India, investigating the role of non-coding RNAs in the regeneration of earthworms. Her work focused on studying the localization and expression patterns of novel non-coding RNAs in regenerating earthworms.

After her graduation, she joined the National Chemical Laboratory in India as a project assistant, where she worked in the lab of Dr. Ashok Giri to help genetically engineer fungus to obtain a high Penicillin-producing strain. She will join the Gambetta group in September 2022 as a Ph.D. student.


Welcome to Benedikt !

My name is Benedikt Dürr and I hold a master of science degree in human biology from LMU Munich. Previous to that I studied biology in my bachelor’s degree (LMU).

This fall I would like to join Dr. Thomas Auer’s lab for an internship to extend my current knowledge in the field of evolutionary and behavioural neuroscience.
I take this as a chance to learn research techniques used in the recently established model organism Drosophila sechellia. These methods, which focus on the fruit fly’s nervous system, include histological sample preparation, connectomic analysis and single cell sequencing, to name but a few.
I am planning to apply the gained knowledge during my PhD and future research projects. 


Welcome to Jenisha!

Hello, I am Jenisha Khadka. I did my bachelor’s in biotechnology from Purbanchal University (Nepal), during which I worked on “Isolation of plastic degrading bacteria and molecular mechanism behind plastic degradation”.
My bachelor’s study inspired me to work on molecular biology. I joined master’s in molecular Life Sciences at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, (Germany) where I carried out my master thesis and internship at Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin (Germany) in the lab of Prof. Dr. Michela Di Virgilio. There, I was working on the project “Optogenetic Reconstitution of Class Switch Recombination factors in primary B lymphocytes”.

I am now happy to join the Gambetta lab as PhD student.


Genopode got talent 2022 – the comeback!

We are glad to announce a new edition of the exhibition “Genopode’s got talent”.

This exhibition will allow Génopode’s collaborators to exhibit and present their artistic work (painting, sculpture, photography, poetry, music, sport, dance, various crafting, jewelry, stitching, crafts, knitting, handmade clothes, baking, etc.) to their colleagues. There will also be live shows depending on the talents registered.

Place: Hall Genopode
Date: opening October 13th, arts can be placed in the hall from 09:00.
Exhibition lasting: 1 afternoon from 16:00 until 20:00

If you want to use this opportunity to present your artistic work/talent, please register with your email address here: .

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Schedule for participants:
– September 30th: deadline for registration
– October 13th from 09:00: set up of the pieces
– October 13th from 16:00: opening of the exhibition

If you have any question, feel free to contact
NB: Potential expenses being engaged by the participants for the exhibition (frames, photo prints, ingredients…) won’t be reimbursed.