People Archive


Georgia Katsioudi will give her Public Defense at 4 P.M. on July 7, 2022, Aud. C

Georgia invites CIG members to her PhD public defense on Thursday 7th of July at 16:00.

The talk with title “A study of the role of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in circadian timekeeping” will be given in English and it will take place at the Auditorium C, Genopode building, UNIL Sorge.

Those who are not able to come in person can join via zoom using the link below:

The presentation will be followed by an apero with Greek food and the appropriate amount of alcohol to mark the occasion.

For organizational reasons please fill in the doodle, so she can plan accordingly :


Welcome to Maciej!

Maciej Kerlin grew up in a small village in northern Poland, in the midst of hills, lakes and forests. His scientific curiosity stems from the plastic microscope with a mirror, that he got for his 5th birthday. For his university education he moved to Warsaw, where he obtained B.Sc and M.Sc in Molecular Biotechnology studying chromatin dynamics in plants. In the meantime, as he cannot stay in one place for too long, he went to Paris for the Erasmus exchange and after the university he spent over a year in the USA as a visiting scholar, where he studied DNA replication in zebrafish. During these experiences he developed a taste for epigenetics and imaging, which pushed him to pursue the PhD path at Institut Curie in Paris. There, he studied the dynamic relationship between genome structure and function in human cancer cells using single-molecule RNA and DNA FISH techniques, which got him excited about the fields of genome organization and gene regulation. Maciej joined the Vastenhouw Lab in 2022 as a postdoc and he studies zygotic genome activation using a puntastic FISH-on-fish approach.

Outside of the lab Maciej enjoys traveling, bike and hike trips, but you can also find him in the bars and restaurants, enjoying local specialties.


Anjali will give her Public Defense at 5 P.M. on June 17, 2022, Aud. A

Anjali invites all CIG members to her public defense entitled: “Critical role of CTCF and Cp190 in Drosophila genome organization and gene regulation

The presentation will be given in the Aud. A on Friday June 17, 2022 at 5PM but is also available virtually via Zoom (

After the defense, a toast and European friendly Indian food will be held. Thus, If you can, please, fill out the doodle:


Welcome to Kabirou

Hello everyone.

I am Kabirou Adamou, and I am joining Prof. Liliane Michalik’s laboratory for my master’s thesis project. It will be on the investigation of the role of microRNAs in wound regeneration. 

I am very excited to start working on this topic.

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Lausanne and stayed there for my Master in Medical Biology. 

I look forward to meeting you at the CIG!


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

Talents de la génétique: Uyen Linh Ho will give an online talk, Mon. June 13, 2022 at 12:30 P.M.

Talents de la génétique – Les lundis de la SFG Visioconférence

Monday June 13 2022 : 12h30 – 13h30  : Uyen Linh Ho, from the Van Leeuwen Lab, CIG, UNIL

Assessing missense mutation effectsusing CRISPR Cas9 base editors.