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Séances de dialogue «Parlons technologies génétiques»

Découvrez les multiples aspects des technologies génétiques lors de nos séances de dialogue et posez vos questions aux spécialistes. Toutes les personnes intéressées sont les bienvenues! La participation est gratuite.

Les séances de dialogue sont organisées par le Forum Recherche génétique avec le soutien de l’Office fédéral de l’environnement (OFEV).

Faire revivre des espèces disparues?
Mardi 25 avril 2023, 17:00-18:30h, Palais de la Rumine, Lausanne & Zoom (hybride)

Le dodo, le mammouth, le pigeon migrateur, le tigre de Tasmanie – ils font tous partie des centaines d’espèces animales connues qui ont disparu depuis l’arrivée de l’homme et son évolution culturelle et technologique. Pourtant, il existe aujourd’hui des entreprises et des organisations qui souhaitent faire revenir ces espèces, notamment à l’aide des technologies génétiques et de la médecine reproductive. Dans quelle mesure ces projets sont-ils réalistes? Quels avantages et quels risques peuvent-ils présenter pour la protection des espèces ? Et que disent-ils de notre relation avec la nature? Nous discuterons de ces questions et d’autres sur la base du livre «Faire revivre des espèces disparues?» avec les deux auteurs et d’autres spécialistes.

Nadir Alvarez, Muséum cantonal des sciences naturelles de Lausanne
Lionel Cavin, Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Genève
Bernard Baertschi, Université de Genève
Modération: Cécile Guerin

La séance se déroulera à Lausanne, au Palais de la Rumine, sous forme hybride: une participation est possible soit sur place, soit virtuellement. La langue de la séance est le français.
Inscription jusqu’au 19 avril 2023


C.Fankhauser was interviewed about plants growth direction in CrowdScience (BBC News) on Mar. 3, 2023.

 C.Fankhauser was interviewed in the last episode of CrowdScience broadcasted on Friday March 3, 2023 on BBC News.

Listen to the episode here:

Synopsis: CrowdScience listener Eric has noticed his wisteria growing towards a neighbouring tree. He thinks that it knows where it’s going. Marnie Chesterton discovers if he’s right.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in quantitative biology and biochemistry or physics approaches, UNIGE (CH) – Deadline Apr. 15, 2023.

The Department of Biochemistry has an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in a highly dynamic and stimulating research environment, recognized for its excellence in interdisciplinary research of fundamental biological processes at all scales of life.

Candidates pursuing internationally recognized research in quantitative biology and biochemistry are encouraged to apply, including candidates using chemistry or physics approaches. We are seeking for candidates who will bring new expertise, complementary approaches to synergize with the groups of the Department. The search is not limited to a specific field. The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative research program at the highest international level and secure external funding.

Duties include teaching in Biochemistry at the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels both in French and English, as well as management and organizational tasks within the Department.

PhD degree or equivalent

1st February 2024 or as agreed

Complementary information may be obtained at the following e-mail address :


Further information:

Applications must include the following documents:

  • cover letter
  • detailed CV with list of publications
  • copy of highest degrees/diploma
  • research and teaching statements
  • description of research project (3 pages)
  • list of referees who can later be contacted directly by the search committee. Recommendation letters are not requested for now

Applications should be submitted exclusively on-line to the following address :  before April 15, 2023 (0:00 Geneva time). APPLICATIONS SENT BY EMAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


A publication of A.Reymond was featured within “the most notewothy papers published over the 40 years” by The EMBO journal, Jan. 2023

40 years ago, in January 1982, The EMBO Journal published its very first issue. On this occasion, they looked back at noteworthy articles published in the journal over the years, reflecting the shifting areas of research under the broadest definition of ‘molecular biology’.

A.Reymond’s research on TRIM protein (Reymond et al.) was featured within the most noteworthy papers published. Congratulations to him!

Read the list of papers selected:

A.Reymond’s article: The tripartite motif family identifies cell compartments (2001)


[BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference, Sep. 11-13 2023.

[BC]is organized in Basel as an in-person conference – with a virtual component – to enjoy great science together, network and develop relationships during social activities.
All speakers and oral presenters will be presenting live, in-person at the congress venue. 
The [BC] Scientific Committee has put together a diverse programme featuring inspiring keynote lectures by international experts, scientific presentations from selected abstracts, tutorials and workshops to foster hands-on capabilities and interactive poster sessions together with networking activities to refresh the mind and connect with peers in a friendly atmosphere!

For participants who are unable to travel or do not wish to travel for environmental reasons, there is the possibility to register as a virtual participant. Virtual participation only includes access to the opening keynote lecture on 11 September and the conference sessions on 12 and 13 September (live streamed, not recorded) and access to the meeting’s virtual poster platform, it does not include access to the pre-conference workshops and tutorials.

You may attend to attend this amazing event but also be part of it! Here’s how you can get involved:
1) Submit a talk or poster for one of the parallel sessions. Visit our website for more information on how to submit.
2) Apply for a talk in our special session on industry-academia collaborations. This session is dedicated to researchers and companies who wish to share the results of such joint projects and interdisciplinary collaborations.

The call will be open until 15 March 2023.

CIG Symposium June 8 & 9 2023: Registration is now open!

Link to the CIG Symposium website

This event focuses on the striking capacity to self-organise that is intrinsic to all living matter. How does such biological order emerge from chaos? Through the 2023 CIG Symposium “Emergence of Order Across Biological Scales” we will explore and discuss the most recent discoveries about how life is structured across scales, from molecules to cells and all the way to organisms and whole populations.

Link to the online registration form 

4 short talks (15mn + 5mn for questions) are scheduled. Speakers will be selected from the pool of submitted abstracts.
!!! to submit an abstract, sign in after registration and upload it by April 30, 2023 !!!

Link to the program