Awards, honors, prizes Archive


I. Lopez-Mejia and R. Regazzi were awarded an FBM interdisciplinary Grant

I. Lopez-Mejia (CIG) together with R. Regazzi (DBS) will investigate Non-coding RNA mediated modulation of thermogenic function and whole-body energy homeostasis. (see diagram bellow)


Congratulations to the UNIL iGEM team coached by Linh Ho for their prize!

Linh (van Leeuwen lab) took part to the iGEM competition (International Genetically Engineered Machine as coach for the UNIL team who presented a project on finding ways to protect apricot plants from spring frost.
To achieve this, the team designed three complementary approaches that aim to tackle the various causes of plant freezing. They envisioned combining the products of each approach in a solution-based treatment that would be sprayed onto plants to safeguard them from frost damage.

Detailed project:

Read the article on the UNIL magazine “L’Actu”:


N.Vastenhouw and T. Schwander were awarded an FBM interdisciplinary Grant

N. Vastenhouw (CIG) together with T. Schwander (DEE) propose to Identify the differences in gametogenesis and embryogenesis between closely related species with different reproductive modes.

Lab of Prof. Tanja Schwander:
Lab of Prof. Nadine Vastenhouw:
Further information about FBM’s interdisciplinary grants (Fr):


2021 Ph.D. Thesis Award -Deadline 31 October 2021

Further information: link


Congratulations to Violeta Castelo Szekely on her Prof. H.A. Guénin award !

Dr Violeta Castelo Szekely finally received her H. Guenin prize, awarded to her in June 2020. This prize is intended to reward a PhD student who stood out for the excellence of his/her diploma work and thesis in animal biology.

The next Guenin prize will be awarded during the CIG Symposium 2022 at the Genopode.

Further information on the ceremony held Sep. 21, 2021:


Génopode retreat 2021: best poster prizes

The prizes for the best posters were given this year at the Génopode Retreat in Les Diablerets (Sept. 9 & 10, 2021) to:

1st prize: poster #23, Robin Hofmeister, “Parent-of-origin inference in the UK biobank”

2nd prize : poster #31, Daehan Lee, “Evolution of drosophilid central brains”

Congratulations to both of them!!!