Recent publications

Congratulations to M.C. Gambetta on her “Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la Science” grant!

The CIG was extremely pleased to know that the “Conseil de la Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la science” granted Maria Cristina Gambetta a subside.

Welcome to Katharina!

My name is Katharina Huber and I joined the Fajas lab as a postdoctoral researcher in April 2019.

I received my Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology from Graz University of Technology, Austria. As a PhD student at Graz University of Technology and as a research scholar in the department of cancer biology at University of Pennsylvania, I studied metabolic pathways in the context of cancer and lipid metabolism. I gained expertise in disciplines including molecular biology, cellular and mouse genetics, metabolomics, epigenetics, and imaging methods.

During my postdoctoral research at the CIG, I will investigate the role of cell cycle regulators, such as E2F1 transcription factor or the upstream activator cyclin-dependent kinase 4 in cancer metabolism.


Congratulation to Juan Sanchez-Alcaniz on his new position!

Congratulation to Juan Sanchez-Alcaniz who will start his own group in June 2019 at the the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante (ES) !

The the whole CIG and in particular the Benton lab are warmly congratulating him.


Congratulation to R. Benton on his Advanced ERC grant!

We would like to warmly congratulate Prof. R. Benton on his Advanced ERC grant.


9th Lausanne CompBio Meeting on May 24 starting at 12:00

The 9th Lausanne CompBio meeting will take place on May 24 starting at 12:00 in the Génopode Auditoire B
Our CompBio meeting series brings together the broad quantitative and computational biology research community in Lausanne.

This time we will have talks from three outstanding speakers:
  • Hanna Kokko (Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich):  Why you might want to care about population regulation, even if your actual focus is some other question
  • Eleonora Porcu (Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG), University of Lausanne, and Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, CHUV):  Mendelian Randomization integrating GWAS and eQTL data reveals genetic determinants of complex and clinical traits
  • Mojgan Masoodi (Lipid Biology, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, and Inselspital Bern):  The role of lipid metabolism in metabolic disorders: From patient stratification to personalized treatment
For a change, we’ll start with registration and lunch at 12:00 and the talks will begin at 13:00.

Participation is free but space is limited so please register as soon as possible to ensure we don’t run out of risotto (provided as a courtesy of the Department of Computational Biology):


Welcome to Jérôme!

Hello, I am Jérôme Mermet, a new postdoc in the lab of Richard Benton.

I got my Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Toulouse in France where I studied epigenetic regulation of gene expression in breast cancer cells, in the lab of Kerstin Bystricky. I then moved to Switzerland and joined the lab of Félix Naef at EPFL where I studied dynamics of the 3-Dimensional organization of chromatin across the circadian cycle and its function for circadian-clock gene transcription in mouse tissues.

I have joined Richard’s lab in April 2019 to investigate molecular mechanisms modulating olfactory circuit architecture across development in drosophila.

Looking forward to meeting you all!