Gene Regulation Workshop 2023

September 4, 2023

Biophore, Amphitheater

09:30-10:00Welcome Coffee
10:00-10:45Magda Bienko
 Human Technopole, Milan, Italy
 Presentation topic: Genome organization and gene expression at single cell resolution
10:45-11:30Julius Brennecke
 Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria
 Presentation topic: Co-evolution of eukaryotic genomes with transposons
11:30-12:15Luca Giorgetti 
 Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland
 Presentation topic: Chromosome structure and transcriptional regulation
12:15-14:15Lunch (StarOmics PhD students are invited – upon registration – to share the meal with the speakers)
14:15-15:00Peter Scheiffele
 University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
 Presentation topic: Neuronal circuit assembly in development and disease
15:00-15:45Marieke Oudelaar
 Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen, Germany
 Presentation topic: Three-dimensional chromatin structures to control gene expression
15:45-16:30Tineke Lenstra
 Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 Presentation topic: Mechanisms of transcription variation and dynamics in single cells

Welcome to Caterina!

Hi! My name is Caterina Cevallos and I am from Ecuador/Costa Rica. I did my bachelor’s degree in Physics at the University of Costa Rica and my Master’s degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Bologna (Italy). 

During my undergraduate studies, my projects revolved around Quantum Chemistry and Solid State Physics. As part of my coursework, I worked on accelerating the quantum mechanical simulation software package DFTB+, and right before commencing my graduate studies I did an internship at Imperial College London where I studied Peierls instability in 1D trans-polyacetylene.  

Driven by my fondness for programming, I decided to transition to Bioinformatics to explore a new set of questions, particularly those pertaining to Genetics. My Master’s thesis consisted in developing a deep-learning-based epigenetic clock for estimating age and age acceleration from methylation data.  

I am eagerly looking forward to pursuing my studies in Human Genetics by joining Professor Alexandre Reymond’s laboratory. 

About me: I love dancing in almost all its forms (from ballet to salsa and bachata), I am also passionate about learning languages so don’t hesitate to engage in tandem language exchange with me.  

See you around! 

Welcome to Laia!

Hi! My name is Laia Simó Riudalbas and I am from a beautiful town near Barcelona. I did my PhD in cancer epigenetics at the oncology hospital Duran i Reynals in Barcelona, then I moved to Switzerland to do a postdoc in the Laboratory of Virology and Genetics at EPFL, where I spearheaded the team’s newly launched cancer research effort.

A 1-year postdoctoral stay at the laboratory of Alexandre Reymond at the CIG will help me to consolidate the bases for my independent career by sharpening my skills in human genetics. Please do not hesitate stopping me in the corridors to speak about science!

See you around, Laia  

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

CIG Seminars Spring 2023 Program

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B

Free entrance

Monday January 9, 2023
Cécile Lebrand,
Publications and Open Research Data Management Support Service at FBM UNIL, Lausanne, CH
«Organize your research data for free of charge Long Term Storage (LTS) at UNIL»
Cécile Lebrand will Inform you on the process of reorganizing and describing your research data in the form of an explanatory documents called “readme file” for long term storage on the DCSR NAS at UNIL. She will also introduce you to new personalized services and a new tool that will be developed in 2023 for helping you to meet the FAIR data sharing principles (Findable, Accessible., Interoperable, Reusable).
Lebrand Cécile. (2022, October 17). FAIR Data sharing à la FBM : garantie d’une recherche plus transparente et reproductible. La publication scientifique face aux enjeux de l’ouverture et de la transparence, lausanne, suisse. Zenodo.

Host: Maria C. Gambetta

Monday January 23, 2023
Anissa Kempf,
University of Basel, CH
«Metabolic control of sleep»
Host: Richard Benton

Monday January 30, 2023
Wouter de Laat,
Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, NL
«New insights in gene regulation and chromatin folding by enhancers and cohesin»
Host: Nadine Vastenhouw

Monday February 20, 2023
Peter Becker,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, DE
«Non-canonical function of a long, non-coding RNA involved in chromatin regulation»
Host: Maria C. Gambetta

Monday March 13, 2023
Danny Nedialkova,
MPI of Biochemistry, Martinsried, DE
«Regulation of protein biogenesis in eukaryotes»
Host: David Gatfield

Monday March 20, 2023
Yves Barral,
ETHZ, Zurich, CH
«Of sex, memory and aging»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

Monday March 27, 2023
Jolanda van Leeuwen,
University of Lausanne, CIG, CH
«Genetic suppression: The wiring of genetic resilience»
Host: Christian Fankhauser

Monday April 24, 2023
Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu,
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, DE
«Controlling the timing of mammalian development»
Hosts: PhD students & Postdocs

Monday May 8, 2023
Sahand Jamal Rahi,
EPFL, Lausanne, CH
«How genetic and cellular networks make decisions under time pressure»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

Monday May 15, 2023
Maria Hondele,
University of Basel, CH
«DEAD-box ATPases are global regulators of RNA-containing membrane less organelles»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

Monday June 5, 2023
Benjamin Matthews,
The University of British Columbia, CA
«Thirsting for blood and hunting for water: Genetics and neurobiology of mosquito behavior»
Host: Richard Benton

Tuesday June 20, 2023 in GEN A at 14:00
Fisun Hamaratoglu,
Cardiff University, UK
«A non-neuronal role for Tau in epithelial homeostasis»
Host: Christian Fankhauser