Congratulations to R. Benton on his FBM “Jürg Tschopp Basic Life Sciences” award

Richard Benton received on June 22, 2023 the Jürg Tschopp Basic Life Sciences Award in recognition for his groundbreaking research on olfaction in insects, especially his pioneering discoveries on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, and his significant contributions to understanding the mechanisms by which environmental chemicals are detected and processed in the brain to elicit behavior.
His research has greatly advanced our understanding of this complex sensory system.

Congratulations to Maria Cristina Gambetta for her tenure! Aperitif at 4 p.m. on Wed. 12th of July 2023

Join us to celebrate the tenure of Prof. Maria Cristina Gambetta.
Come and make this event memorable as we recognize Prof. Gambetta’s outstanding achievements and wish her continued success as she embarks on this new chapter in her academic journey.
Let’s raise a glass together to toast her success!

Date: July 12th
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Hall of the Genopode

Congratulations to Shanaz on her Musy Prize!

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We are delighted to announce that Shanaz Diessler emerged victorious at the “EPFL Startup Champions Seed Night 2023,” securing the esteemed Musy Prize for her groundbreaking high-tech start-up project. The Musy Prize, awarded biennially, recognizes exceptional women entrepreneurs in the field of high technology, and Dr Diessler’s achievement is a testament to her ingenuity and entrepreneurial prowess. Congratulations to Shanaz on this well-deserved recognition of her visionary work!

Further information: https://www.venturelab.swiss/SCSN2023

Congratulations to Nouria Hernandez, Doctor Honoris Causa from CSHL!

Nouria Hernandez, Emeritus Professor at the CIG was also Rector of the UNIL between 2016 and 2021 and CIG Director before that.

Prior to joining the CIG, she served as Assistant Professor and then Full Professor at the Cold Spring Harbor School of Biological Sciences which is now awarding her the title of Doctor Honoris Causa. (See complete career path).
Congratulations Nouria!!!