My Name is Julien Marquis. Starting on September 2018, I will be leading the Genomic Technologies Facility (GTF). I am fascinated by the power and the versatility of genomics methods, and I’ll be happy to share this enthusiasm, hopefully helping you leveraging this power for the benefit of your own projects.
Working on the development of gene expression regulation tools for gene therapy, I have been exposed to genomics from the beginning of my PhD. In the course of a first postdoc in the group of Prof. Schümperli at the University of Bern, I designed splicing modulation tools dedicated to a gene therapy approach for the treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I then enter the epigenetic side of gene regulation by joining the group of Prof. Trono at EPFL for a second postdoc. In the last 6.5 years, I have been working at the Nestlé genomics facility located at the EPFL campus. There, I was in charge of research and development for fine tuning protocols or developing new methods for a large panel of applications such as genotyping, targeted sequencing, or gene expression analysis.
I am extremely pleased to join the GTF team and I am looking forward working with you in a close future.