Seminars & Workshops Archive


May 1, 2017 BIG Sem. P. Martin

BIG seminars 2016-2017 (Download poster)

Every first Monday of the month
16h15, Auditorium Biophore Building
UniL-Sorge at Dorigny
BIG is an interdepartmental seminar series, and is organized by Vincent Dion, Ted Farmer, Thomas Flatt and Sophie Martin
1 May 2017  Paul Martin, University of Bristol
“Live imaging of inflammation in repair and cancer”

Mon May 8, 2017 CIG Sem. D.-J. Dijk

CIG Seminars Spring 2017

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B, followed by sandwiches

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Monday May 8, 2017
Derk-Jan Dijk, University of Surrey, UK
«Circadian regulation of human sleep: a multilevel approach»
Host: Paul Franken


EMBO workshop: DNA topoisomerases and DNA topology, 17 – 21 Sep. 2017 | Les Diablerets, Switzerland

DNA topoisomerases and DNA topology

The helical structure of DNA and the helical organization of chromatin fibres necessarily involve topological problems arising during vital processes like DNA replication, transcription, recombination and chromatin packing. In healthy cells all these problems are resolved by the action of nuclear enzymes DNA topoisomerases. These complex enzymes transiently cut one or two DNA strands and permit another strand or another double helix to pass through the transient break before it is religated. Since practically all DNA transactions depend (at least to some extent) on the action of DNA topoisomerases these enzymes play a central role in the proper functioning of DNA.

It is very important to know the mechanisms of action of these enzymes to better understand functioning both of healthy cells and of cancer cells. For example, DNA topoisomerase inhibitors constitute one important class of anti-cancer drugs. In addition to scientists working on DNA topoisomerases this EMBO Workshop will also group together scientists studying topological problems arising during DNA replication, transcription and recombination or chromosome segregation. Our objective is to contribute to the growth of knowledge in the field of DNA topology by bringing together leaders in the field with the new generation of young scientists from many European countries.

Poster: DNA topoisomerases and DNA topology




Mon Apr 24, 2017 CIG Sem. S. Mitri

CIG Seminars Spring 2017

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B, followed by sandwiches

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Monday April 24, 2017
Sara Mitri, University of Lausanne, CH
«The social lives of microbes»
Host: Alexandre Reymond


D. Day 2017, 8:45am till 5pm, April 21, 2017 – Aud. C, Génopode

D.Day 2017

The D.Day is the annual FBM PhD conference, organized by the Association for PhDs and Post-Docs of the FBM, with talks from renowned researchers, students and start-ups, with poster sessions on all aspects of life sciences.

Whether you are a student, a professor, a researcher or just curious, come and discover what fellow FBM doctorate students do!


The D.Day 2017 will take place on Friday, April 21st (during the Easter holidays)

From 8.45am to 5pm followed by an APERO, at Génopode C (Sorge Campus)

You can register directly on the dedicated website →


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CIG floor Seminars, April 2017

4th floor seminar

5th April 2017 @ 9:30 am11:05 am, Génopode, room 4026

Harmonie Senez (Herr lab): Transcriptional regulation, Cell cycle, Chromatin

Vinicius Costa Galvao (Fankhauser lab): Plant development, Shade avoidance, Flowering transition

3rd floor seminar

6th April 2017 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm, Génopode, room 3027

Konstantin Popadin (Reymond lab): Burden of copy number variants, interaction between mutations, fitness

Maxime Jan (Franken lab): Systems genetics of sleep, Interactive visualization, FAIR data principles


4th floor seminar

19th April 2017 @ 9:30 am11:05 am, Génopode, room 4026

Daria Gudkova (Herr lab): HCF-2, Cell proliferation, Chromatin modulator

Fabien Sénéchal (Fankhauser lab): Plant cell wall, Shade avoidance syndrome, Hypocotyl growth

3rd floor seminar

27th April 2017 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

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