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GEN retreat 2023 in Leysin

The Génopode Retreat in 2023 is scheduled August 24 & 25 (Thursday & Friday) in Leysin (Hotel Alpine Classic).


GEN retreat 2022 in Les Diablerets

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

The program will be added probably end of June. For newcomers who would like to know how it looks like:


Noisy work starting today at the Genopode – May 9, 2022

As mentioned at the last Direction meeting, some heavy work will take place on the Eastern side of the Genopode to build a new extension to our building.

The work starts Monday May 9, 2022.
These constructions will be noisy and will prohibit us to use the “normal” East-side 2nd floor entrance for a while.


The Social Affairs and Student Mobility Office provides assistance to PhD candidates and UNIL students

The University of Lausanne provides several services to help its students : financial aid and partial exemption from university fees, psychological support, dental check-ups, etc.

More information can be found on the pages in this section. We also answer your questions by email at affaires.sociales@unil.ch or by phone +41 (0)21 692 60 30 during the hotline schedule : Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm. Moreover, our social counsellors welcome you without appointment Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.

Further information on the SASME website: https://www.unil.ch/sasme/en/home/menuinst/soutien-aux-etudiantes.html


DCI Symposium, at the UNIL & UNIGE on June 8 – 10, 2022

Wednesday 8th, June
13:00 – 16:00Arrival and Check-in at University of Geneva, UNIGE
16:00 – 16:10Opening of the DCI Symposium 2022 (Henning Stahlberg and Andreas Boland)
16:10 – 17:00Keynote LectureHolger Stark (MPI for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen, Germany)Atomic resolution structure determination by Cryo-EM
18:00 – 19:30Introduction of the DCI / Yves Flückiger (Rector, UNIGE) and officialsPublic lectureJacques Dubochet and UNIGE fellow
19:30 – 20:30Apéro & Birthday celebration of Jacques Dubochet
Thursday 9th, June
09:00 – 10:00Arrival at Amphimax (University of Lausanne, UNIL)
10:00 – 10:15Introduction by the President (EPFL) and the Rector (UNIL)
10:15 – 11:00Keynote lectureNikolaus Grigorieff (University of Massachusetts, Worcester, USA)Detection of distinct 60S ribosome maturation intermediates in cells by 2D template matching
11:00 – 11:30Coffee break
11:30 – 11:55Sharon G. Wolf (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)Detection of distinct 60S ribosome maturation intermediates in cells by 2D template matching
11:55 – 12:20Maya Topf (CSSB Hamburg, Germany)From Blobs to Atoms – Fitting and Validation of Atomistic Models in Cryo EM Maps
11:20 – 13:20Lunch break
13:20 – 13:45Benoît Zuber (University of Bern, Switzerland)Morphofunctional changes at the active zone during synaptic vesicle exocytosis
13:45 – 14:10Martin Pilhofer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)Multiscale models of microbial cell-cell interactions
14:10 – 14:40Coffee break
14:40 – 15:05Ariane Briegel (Leiden University, Netherlands)Exploring the structure and function of microbial motility
15:05 – 15:30Radostin Danev (The University of Tokyo, Japan)Real-time defocus modulation and parallel cryo-tomography
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 16:45Keynote lectureBridget Carragher (New York Structural Biology Center, USA)CryoEM Automation: Better, Faster, Cheaper… Smarter
16:45 – 17:45Visit of the DCI-Lausanne (Snacks & Drinks)
18:00 – 22:00Steam boat trip (places limited)
Friday 10th, June
09:00 – 10:00Arrival at Science II / III (University of Geneva, UNIGE)
10:00 – 10:45Keynote lectureJoachim Frank (Columbia University, New York, USA)New developments in time-resolved cryo-EM
10:45 – 11:15Coffee break
11:15 – 11:40Rebecca Thompson (University of Leeds, UK)Single particle cryoEM pipelines (reasons to be optimistic)
11:40 – 12:05Julia Mahamid (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)Enabling discovery by in-cell structural biology
12:05 – 13:05Lunch break
13:05 – 13:30Martin Beck (MPI of Biophysics, Frankfurt Germany)Nuclear pores dilate and constrict in cellulo
13:30 – 13:55Ana Casañal (Human Technopole, Milan, Italy)Integrative approaches in cryoEM
13:55 – 14:25Coffee break
14:25 – 14:40Thermo Fisher ScientificIndustry talk
14:40 – 15:05Nigel Unwin (MRC-LMB, Cambridge, UK)Structure of a cholinergic cell membrane
15:05 – 15:30Gabriel Lander (Scripps Research, La Jolla, USA)Crystal structures: Truth or Fiction? Answers revealed by cryoEM
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 16:45Keynote lectureRichard Henderson (MRC-LMB, Cambridge, UK)CryoEM: a look back and a look forward
16:45 – 17:05Closing ceremony (Brigitte Galliot/Jérôme Lacour)
17:05 – 18:05Visit of the DCI-Geneva (Snacks & Drinks)

Register here: https://cryogenic-symposium-2022.unige.ch/#registration


OSUL Concert staring CIG members – May 18, 2022 at 8:30PM in Métropole room, Lausanne

Johanna Kramer (Fankhauser lab) and Richard Benton are playing in at the upcoming concert of the Orchestre Symphonique Universitaire de Lausanne.

A little bird told us that Johanna and Richard are not the only musicians at the CIG as there are 2 in the Vastehnouw’s lab, 1 at the SSC, 1 at the PAF and maybe more hiding among us. Should we have them playing something at the end of the year party?! Give your opinion here!

The concert will be held in room Métropole in Lausanne (Flon). Tickets can be purchased from April 22, 2022 on: https://monbillet.ch/