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New Concepts and Challenges in Diabetes Research, Symposium at the Olympic museum of Lausanne – 28.10.2022

Organizers : Sophie Croizier, Bernard Thorens, Lluis Fajas
Contact : Stéphanie Scuderi, Stephanie.Scuderi@unil.ch

Register now: https://events.unil.ch/e-ticket/register?event=113

Registration: 8:30-9:00

9:00 Lluis Fajas, Lausanne

Islets 1
Chair: Emmanuel Van Obberghen, Nice

9:10 Domenico Accili, New York
9:40 Jorge Ferrer, Barcelona
10:00 Michele Solimena, Dresden
10:20-10:40 Coffee break

Islets 2
Chair: Philippe Halban, Geneva

10:40 Raphael Scharfmann, Paris
11:00 Miriam Cnop, Brussels
11:20 Marc Prentki, Montreal
11:40 Patrik Rorsman, Oxford

12:00-13:30 Lunch

Interorgan communication
Chair: Rémy Burcelin, Toulouse

13:30 Catherine Postic, Paris
13:50 Gilles Mithieux, Lyon
14:10 Marc Donath, Basel

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

Systems Biology
Chair: Decio Eizirik, Brussels

15:00 Markus Stoffel, Zurich
15:20 Philippe Froguel, Lille
15:40 Barbara Kahn, Boston

Farewell Lecture

16:10 Christian Fankhauser, Director-elect, CIG
16:20 Bernard Thorens, CIG

Cocktail and visit of the Museum


#HappyThursday team presents: the 2nd FashionThursday! 3 & 4.11.2022 in room GEN 4026

Winter is coming (back) !
Following the success of the 1st edition of the free market, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a 2nd one!

The social committee is organizing a second-hand clothes free-market

In the meeting room of the 4th floor

Thursday Nov. 3 after noon & Friday Nov. 4 all day

Soft drinks will be provided for shoppers to stay hydrated! 

Bring your extra-clothes bags and place them in pile following the size indications set in the room. If you see some beautiful pieces that would look gorgeous on you, then you are welcome to try them on and go back home with them!
All adult sizes are accepted!

Any Genopode member can attend. It is not mandatory to bring piles of clothes to take part to the exchange.

The market will close on Saturday morning 9:30 A.M. All clothes that were not adopted by new humans by then should be taken back or we will bring them to the nearest clothes collection point.

By organizing such event, the social committee wishes to bring the Génopode members’ attention to the fact that buying pre-owned clothes allows us to add items to our wardrobe without using additional resources in the manufacturing process. 

The fashion industry is responsible for 8-10% of global carbon emissions, uses massive amounts of water, and exploits workers and animals worldwide. Buying clothes that already exist slows down the fast fashion cycle and the relentless demands on low-paid workers in the supply chain.


#1 Genopode’s Givré·e·s Contest – Nov. 29, 2022 at 11:30am in the lake

You are looking for an activity that pushes you out of your comfort zone ?
If so, we are organizing the 1st Genopode Givré(e)s Contest on Tuesday November 29, 2022 at 11:30am (in case of really bad whether it will be postponed on Thursday December 1st).

The contest is open to anyone who wants to take a dip in the cold water (around 10°C at this time of year).

For further information, please contact nathalie.clerc@unil.ch 

Les Givrées


GEN retreat 2022 in Les Diablerets

The Génopode Retreat in 2022 was held September 8 & 9 (Thursday & Friday) in Les Diablerets (Eurotel Victoria).

Please note: next GEN Retreat on 24-25 August 2023 in Leysin

Best posters prizes:

1st prize Natalia González Gaarslev for poster 29: “Exploring the genetics underlying inflorescence complexity in tomato”

2nd prize Nina Dukanovic for poster 23: “Acot11 links lipid metabolism and the NREM sleep homeostasis”

Congratulations to both of them!


Postdoc Retreat on Scientific communication in academia and beyond, Sep 9-11th, 2022

The Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences (APNS) at UNIL organises the 5th Annual Post-Doc Retreat (for Post-Docs and final-year PhD students of FBM & FGSE UNIL) on Scientific communication in academia and beyond.

Sharpen your pens/keyboards and join us this fall in Valais for a writing retreat to improve your written communication skills. Take part in workshops on writing for academic and non-academic audiences from experts in the field. As a bonus, you get to exchange with fellow postdocs, expand your network and make new connections – all of this in the beautiful Swiss Alps!


 September 9-11, 2022


Finhaut, Valais (Chalet VATICAMP)


Final program attached and at https://www.asso-unil.ch/apns/2022/08/registration-open-5th-postdoc-retreat/
For how much? 50 CHF incl. accommodation & food

Register here: https://courses.unil.ch/cours/graduatecampus Be quick! There is a limited number of places available! Please register with your UNIL or CHUV email account and don’t forget to pay the 50 CHF to cover your accommodation and food to complete the registration process. Fees will not be reimbursed for late cancellation or without any good reason. Registration will close on Sep 1st.

Find out more at asso-unil.ch/apns.


Genopode got talent 2022 – the comeback!

We are glad to announce a new edition of the exhibition “Genopode’s got talent”.

This exhibition will allow Génopode’s collaborators to exhibit and present their artistic work (painting, sculpture, photography, poetry, music, sport, dance, various crafting, jewelry, stitching, crafts, knitting, handmade clothes, baking, etc.) to their colleagues. There will also be live shows depending on the talents registered.

Place: Hall Genopode
Date: opening October 13th, arts can be placed in the hall from 09:00.
Exhibition lasting: 1 afternoon from 16:00 until 20:00

If you want to use this opportunity to present your artistic work/talent, please register with your email address here: https://framadate.org/uLdiHq9nDrqFRmaC .

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Schedule for participants:
– September 30th: deadline for registration
– October 13th from 09:00: set up of the pieces
– October 13th from 16:00: opening of the exhibition

If you have any question, feel free to contact julie.papet@unil.ch.
NB: Potential expenses being engaged by the participants for the exhibition (frames, photo prints, ingredients…) won’t be reimbursed.