Gene Regulation Workshop 2024 (September 2nd)

Register here (deadline 20.08.2024)

2024 Program (Biophore, UNIL)

9:30-10:00Café, croissants
10:00-10:45Claudia Keller Valsecchi Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Mainz, Germany
10:45-11:30Axel Innis European Institute of Chemistry and Biology (IECB), Pessac, France
11:30-12:15Nicolas Thomä Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
12:15-14:15Lunch break (StarOmics PhD students are invited – upon registration – to share the meal with the speakers)
14:15-15:00Kikuë Tachibana Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
15:00-15:45Jop Kind Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands
15:45-16:30Marie Kmita Montreal Clinical Research Institute, Montréal, Canada


Regulation from DNA to Protein

The Gene Regulation Workshop is a one day meeting in Lausanne featuring internationally recognized scientists that work on molecular mechanisms controlling transcriptional and post-transcriptional responses in gene expression to cell-type specific, developmental or environmental cues.

The workshop will be organized in a hybrid format, with in person attendance and the possibility to follow the talks online (link upon registration).

PIs of tomorrow: Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) – Deadline Oct. 6, 2024

Dear postdoctoral fellows,
We are pleased to announce the call for applications to the

“PIs of tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research”

session at the next LS2 Annual Meeting 2025 which will be held in Fribourg, 12-13 February 2025. This session offers postdocs interested in an academic career an opportunity to present a plenary talk similar in format to a professorship interview seminar.

Selected participants will have the chance to deliver a 12-minute presentation which should appeal to a broad audience. This talk should also highlight the current achievements of the researcher alongside their proposed future research ideas and aspirations. The talk will be followed by a 14-minute discussion on various aspects of the proposed activity, alongside career-oriented aspects of the presenter. A knowledgeable jury panel of professors will evaluate the presentations.

Two prizes will be awarded, by the Jury and by the Public. As well, all finalists presenting in the session will receive feedback from the jury in a one-on-one private session afterwards focussed on career development and advice. In addition, finalists will have their costs covered to attend the LS2 Annual Meeting 2025, taking advantage of the opportunity to expand or refresh your network in Switzerland via interaction with scientists in and outside your field.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Early career post-PhD researcher with a net academic age of max. 5 years (following SNSF age regulations to take into account career breaks, maternity/paternity leaves, etc:
  2. Ties to Switzerland (i.e. Swiss citizenship, Swiss residency, past or on-going affiliation with a Swiss institution of at least two years).
  3. Currently not in a permanent or tenure track position. For all requirements, the relevant date is that of the deadline (06.10.2024 at 23:59 CET).

Applications must be received by October 6th, 2024 (23:59 CET).
For questions on the session, contact We look forward to your application and hope to welcome you in February 2025 at the LS2 meeting!

More information (i.e. documents, applications)

Congratulations to Jonas!

After his CFC as lab technician, Jonas continued his studies for two years (while working part-time at the CIG) and has now passed his exam “Maturité professionnelle technique, architecture et sciences de la vie”. Congratulations and all the best for the next steps!

Welcome William Emery !

Hello everyone!

My name is William. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, and experimenting with new cooking recipes. I’ve recently joined the Fajas lab for my master’s research.

I’m excited to meet all of you at the CIG and learn more about the work being done here.

Looking forward to collaborating with you all!

Welcome Arnaud Puech !

Hello everyone,

I’m a master’s student in medical biology specialising in “Metabolism and human health”. I joined Sophie Croizier’s laboratory at the CIG to work on the project entitled “Cilia, Arcuate Nucleus & Sexual Dimorphism”. I’m proud to be part of the team and to be working on concepts combining neuroscience and metabolism. I look forward to seeing you.