People Archive


Congratulations to M. Hoekstra and O. Michaud on their FBM best thesis prize!

M. Hoekstra and O. Michaud will both  receive a prize for the best thesis during the FBM awards ceremony on the 19th of September 2019.


Prof. Béatrice Desvergne’s farewell lecture, Sept. 6, 2019 – at 16:30, Aud. C



Congratulations to J. Weber on his FBM award!

Johann Weber, Justine Collier, Christiane Nawrath and Pascal Schneider have received an Outstanding Student’s Guidance Award on June 20, 2019.
This is a recognition of their excellence in organizing, coordinating and taking great care of students during skill labs. The CIG warmly congratulates J. Weber on this award!


Johann Weber


Thesis defense of Khanh Bao Trang, July 11, 2019 – 4:00 pm in Aud. A, Génopode

Khanh Bao Trang will present her public thesis defense entitled: ”Circadian modulation of genome-wide RXR binding in mouse liver tissue ”.

The presentation will take place on Thursday July 11th at 4pm in Auditorium A, Génopode building, UNIL-Sorge.


Thesis defense of Christopher Dumayne, July 5, 2019 – 3:00 pm in Aud. B, Génopode

Christopher Dumayne will present his public thesis defense entitled: ”Klf6, a novel regulator of ß-cell mass, insulin secretion, and identity”.

The presentation will take place on Friday July 5th at 3pm in Auditorium B, Génopode building, UNIL-Sorge.

The presentation will be followed by an aperitif.


Congratulations to Prof. C. Dessimoz on his Sinergia grant (SNSF)!

Congratulations to Prof. Christophe Dessimoz on the receipt of a Sinergia Grant from SNSF. He will work with Prof. Bruno Lemaitre (EPFL) and Prof. Robert Waterhouse (DEE, UNIL) on a project entitled “integrated evolutionary and functional characterisation of the Drosophila immune peptidic secretome”. Beyond innate immunity, the project will improve methods for the comparative genomics of short peptides, which currently typically fly under the radar.


Christophe and Robert are now recruiting for post-doc positions on this project. Please see this page ( for further details and how to apply.