Welcome to Melinda

Melinda Mischler is joining the CIG and DBC Admin Team!

Previously, Melinda worked at EPFL for different laboratories.

I’m very excited to get started and join the department!

Welcome Melinda!

Thu Feb 22 – Fri Feb 23, 2024 – Lausanne Omics Days 2024

This year, the scope of the Lausanne Genomics Days has broadened since it becomes the Lausanne Omics Days. It is still a 2-days international conference meant to share advances in genomics and their impact on biological research, applied to a wide range of topics(it does involve 5 UNIL departments CIGDBCDBMVDEE, and DMF).

It will take at UNIL / Genopode on February Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd.

The conference offers 4 sessions:

  • Deep learning in Biology and Medicine (Chair: Prof. Sven Bergmann)
  • Variation in genome structure and organization (Chair: Prof. Sebastian Soyk)
  • Metabolomics – Towards understanding biological interaction (Chair: Prof. Philipp Engel)
  • Single cell and spatial transcriptomics (Chair: Prof. Tanja Schwander)

For detailed program and more information, please visit the event webpage

Registration is FREE of charge. Still, it is mandatory for organization purpose, in particular ensuring that there will not be food wasted (coffee breaks, lunch and apero are offered).

HERE is the direct link for registration

Attendance is worth 0.5 ECTS

Best regards

Julien Marquis, on behalf of the L0D2024 organization team
Head of Lausanne Genomics Technologies Facility (GTF)

CIG Seminars Spring 2024 Program

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B

Monday January 15, 2024
Pedro Beltrao,
ETHZ, Zurich, CH
«The genetics of human trait variation – from atoms to the organism»
Host: Jolanda van Leeuwen

Monday January 22, 2024
Ana Marija Jakšić,
EPFL, Lausanne, CH
«Genetics shape chaos-like individuality in learning in Drosophila melanogaster»
Host: Richard Benton

Monday February 19, 2024
David Gatfield,
CIG, University of Lausanne, CH
«Ribosomal emancipation, from triplet code to hub for cellular sensing and decision-making»
Host: Christian Fankhauser

Monday February 26, 2024
Olivier Pertz,
University of Bern, CH
«Self-organisation of MAPK signaling dynamics in cell collectives»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

Monday March 18, 2024
Jason Rihel,
University College London, UK
«Sleep pressure modulates synapse dynamics in zebrafish»
Host: Paul Franken

Monday March 25, 2024
Matthieu Boulard,
EMBL, Rome, IT
«Causal roles of chromatin modifications in the mammalian embryo»
Host: Maria C. Gambetta

Monday April 15, 2024
Tina Perica,
University of Zurich, CH
«Systems Biochemistry – How do complex cellular functions emerge from biochemical properties?»
Host: Jolanda van Leeuwen

Monday April 22, 2024
Todd Streelman,
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
«Cellular basis of bower building behavior in Malawi cichlid fishes»
Host: Johannes Larsch

Monday April 29, 2024
Manuel Mameli,
UNIL, DNF, Lausanne, CH
«The brain’s decoder of aversive signals»
Host: Sophie Croizier

Monday May 27, 2024
Pei-Hsuan Wu,
University of Geneva, CH
«Guardians of Male Reproduction: A Non-coding RNA Perspective»
Host: Maria C. Gambetta

FRIDAY June 21, 2024
Cassandra Extavour,
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Host: Richard Benton

Monday June 24, 2024
Dan Zhang,
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited, Singapore, SG
«ER-PM contacts: formation, function and regulation»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

CIG Seminars Fall 2023 Program

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B

Monday September 11, 2023
Ben Engel,
University of Basel, CH
«Exploring photosynthesis and carbon fixation across scales with cryo-electron tomography»
Host: Christian Fankhauser

Monday September 25, 2023
Laurent Le Cam,
INSERM, Montpellier, France
«Roles of the p53 pathway in metabolism: implications in aging, tissue homeostasis and carcinogenesis»
Host: Lluis Fajas Coll

Monday October 9, 2023
Melissa Harrison,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
«Pioneering the developmental frontier»
Host: Nadine Vastenhouw

Monday October 16, 2023
Alexis A. Jourdain,
University of Lausanne, Dpt. of Immunology, CH
«Nucleotides and RNA as unconventional energy sources”
Host: David Gatfield

Monday October 23, 2023
Angela Taddei,
Institut Curie, Paris, France
«Dynamics of chromatin and transcription upon entry into quiescence and return to growth»
Hosts: PhD Students & Postdocs

Monday October 30, 2023
Félix Naef,
EPFL Lausanne, CH
«Synchronization of circadian and cell cycle oscillators in cells and tissues»
Host: Paul Franken

Monday November 13, 2023
Guillaume Thibault,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
«The conserved endoplasmic reticulum stress role in
protein and lipid homeostasis»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

Monday November 20, 2023
Gunter Meister,
University of Regensburg, Germany
«Mechanisms of m6A- and miRNA-guided gene regulation and their links to cancer progression»
Host: Jean-Yves Roignant

Monday November 27, 2023
Paolo Giacobini,
INSERM, Lille, France
«A spatially resolved single-cell genomic atlas of the human fetal olfactory and neuroendocrine system»
Host: Sophie Croizier

Monday December 11, 2023
Kazuhiro Maeshima,
National Institute of Genetics Yata, Japan
«Chromatin organization and behavior during the cell cycle revealed by single-nucleosome imaging/tacking»
Host: Nadine Vastenhouw

Génopode retreat 2023: best poster prizes

The prizes for the best posters were given this year at the Génopode Retreat in Leysin (August 24 & 25, 2023) to:

1st prize:
Chiara Auwerx​ (Kutalik & Reymond lab)​
poster #4: “Copy-number variants as modulators of common disease susceptibility”

2nd prize:
Camille Schmidt (van Leeuwen lab)
poster #53: “Characterizing the mechanisms of cisplatin resistance in cell lines impaired for interstrand crosslink repair”​