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BIG SEMINARS 2021-2022

BIG seminars 2021-2022

Every first Monday of the month 16h15,
Auditorium Biophore Building
UniL-Sorge at Dorigny

Free entrance

Some of these events may happen online and some on site. Please look at our website https://unil.ch/cig/big in due time to get the useful information.

BIG is an interdepartmental seminar series, and is organized by Olivier Delaneau, Ted Farmer, Yolanda Schaerli, Tanja Schwander and Nadine Vastenhouw


6 December 2021
Prisca Liberali, University of Basel, FMI, Switzerland
Title TBA


10 January 2022 (Online)
Maya Schuldiner, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel
Title TBA


7 February 2022
Anna-Liisa Laine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Title TBA


7 March 2022 (Auditorium to be communicated)
Corné Pieterse, Utrecht University, NL
Title TBA


4 April 2022
Roman Ulm, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Title TBA

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2021-2022 CIG research progress seminars

The CIG research progress seminars start again this Fall 2021 every other Thursday from 16h to 17h in the Auditorium A:

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20 Fully funded PhD studentships in Quantitative Biology

20 Fully funded PhD studentships in Quantitative Biology 
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The advent of large-throughput data is transforming life sciences into an increasingly quantitative discipline. The University of Lausanne (Switzerland) is at the forefront of this revolution, with quantitative research ramping up throughout the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, a dedicated department of Computational Biology, and interdisciplinary units such as the Center for Integrative Genomics. UNIL also hosts the headquarters of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, to which many quantitative research groups are affiliated, and closely collaborates with EPFL on the same campus. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne’s city center, UNIL brings together over 120 nationalities.

UNIL’s Faculty of Biology and Medicine has recently launched a doctoral program entitled “Quantitative Biology”. A wide range of research groups are recruiting PhD students, covering areas as diverse as Genetics, Cell biology, Metabolism, Computational biology, Oncology, Evolution, Microbiology, Imaging, Molecular biology, Neuroscience, Gene regulation, Radiobiology, Plant science, Ancient DNA, Population Genetics, Single-cell Genomics, Epi-lipidomics, Stem Cell Biology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials.

In 2021, hiring principal investigators include Francesca Amati, Claudia Bagni, Sven Bergmann, Christophe Dessimoz, Oscar Esteban, David Gfeller, Raphael Gottardo, Jerome Goudet, Emmanuella Guenova, Shukry James Habib, Laurent Keller, Zoltan Kutalik, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Sophie Martin, Micah Murray, Alexandre Reymond, Tanja Schwander, Alessandro Villa, Claus Wedekind, Christian Widmann.

Job information
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Expected start date: 01.03.2022 or to be agreed

Successful candidates will be offered one of two kinds of PhD student work contract, depending on the funding available to the hiring supervisor by the start of the contract:

(1)    Doctoral assistant on UNIL funds, at an activity rate of 85%. The initial contract is of one year but will be renewed up to 5 years.
(2)    Doctoral assistant on external funds, at an activity rate of 100%. The initial contract is of one year but will be renewed up to 4 years.

Please also note that in some cases, again depending on the hiring supervisor situation, contracts will be issued from the CHUV (University Hospital) or a different UNIL faculty.

Workplace: University of Lausanne (Dorigny, Bugnon, or Epalinges—depending on the supervisor)

Your qualifications
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We are accepting applications from talented and enthusiastic candidates who are interested in a dynamic, well-supported lab at a top research institution. Candidates need to finish a Master’s degree in a relevant area before the start date of their doctoral studies.

We are looking for three main types of PhD students:
 * Students with a life science degree, interested in working in an experimental lab, but with a high degree of motivation to learn the fundamentals of computational biology, and to develop quantitative skills to analyse data more effectively
 * Students with a life science degree interested in working in a dry computational lab, keen to deepen their quantitative skills and broaden their horizon in terms of experimental and computational techniques
 * Students with a non-biological background (e.g. computer science, maths, physics), who are highly motivated to transition to Life Sciences

A high level of written and spoken English proficiency is required since most scientific activities are conducted in English.

What the position offers you
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You will develop your research project while working in a world competitive, interdisciplinary and highly collaborative environment. 

The PhD program in Quantitative Biology provides opportunities for professional training and acquisition of highly transferable skills. This is complemented by a wide range of activities (retreats, symposia, student life).

The positions are fully funded. Salary and benefits are internationally highly competitive. Additional funding for consumables, computing, and to attend international conferences is available.

Your application 
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For your application to be considered, you need to fill in two forms:

The first form, at 
https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=18082&company=universitdP, requires the following informations:
  * Personal details
  * A cover letter. This can be very brief, since you should provide your motivation in the 2nd form below.
  * A single PDF document containing:
     * Your curriculum vitae (with extracurricular activities, internships, publications, conferences, awards, software contributions, etc.)
     * Master’s thesis summary
     * The names and contact details of 2-3 referees.

The second form, https://forms.gle/hBX5rZVBqjyeni7t9, requires you to answer the following questions

  * What your most meaningful research experience to date and why? [up to 4000 characters, i.e. approximately 850 words]
  * What accomplishment–academic or not–to date are you proudest and why? [up to 1500 characters, i.e. approximately 320 words]
  * Why would you like to pursue a PhD, and why specifically at the UNIL Quantitative Biology Ph.D. program? [up to 1500 characters, i.e. approximately 320 words]
  * Which recruiting labs are you the most interested in and why [up to 1500 characters, i.e. approximately 320 words]

Remote interviews will take place on 17 and 18 November 2020. Lab visits and interviews will take place on 8-9 December 2020 in Lausanne (pandemic allowing–else remote alternative will be organized).

Informal inquiries
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Prof. Christophe Dessimoz, Director of the UNIL Doctoral Program in Quantitative Biology (christophe.dessimoz@unil.ch)

For more information, please consult https://unil.ch/quantitative-biology

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CIG Seminars Fall 2021 Program

CIG Seminars Fall 2021

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B

Free entrance

Monday October 11, 2021
Schraga Schwartz, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehvot, Israel
«When the heat is up, turn on the Ac(4c)»
Host: Jean-Yves Roignant

Monday November 22, 2021
Maria (Charo) Robles, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität  München, Germany
«Using proteomics to study daily dynamics of physiology»
Hosts: PhD students & Postdocs

Monday November 29, 2021
Susan Gasser, DMF, University of Lausanne & ISREC foundation, Lausanne, CH
«The rules and regulation of H3K9me-mediated heterochromatin in development»
Host: Jolanda van Leeuwen

Monday December 13, 2021
Stephen Goodwin, University of Oxford, UK
«Genetic dissection of sexual behaviour»
Host: Thomas Auer

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2020-2021 CIG research progress seminars (Zoom sessions)

Schedule of our CIG research progress seminars in Fall 2020 from 16h-17h:

September 17 : Flash! Newcomers since spring 2020 introduce yourself in one slide!
October 1st : Giti Ghazi Soltani (Soyk), Suguru Takagi (Benton)
October 15 : Johanna Krahmer (Fankhauser), Betül Ünlü (van Leeuwen)
October 29 : Giriram Mohana (Gambetta), Hima Priyanka Nadimpalli (Gatfield)
November 12 : Katharina Huber (Fajas), Chiara Paolantoni (Roignant)
November 26 : Nastassia Gobet (Franken), Hayden Schmidt (Benton)
December 10 : Sophie Croizier (Thorens), Amandine Batté (van Leeuwen)

May 20: cancelled
June 3: Geoffrey Cobb (Fankhauser), Edlyn Wu (Vastenhouw)

(Zoom sessions).

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Life Science Career Day, Oct. 21 , 2020, SwissTech convention center (EPFL) – REGISTRATION OPEN

A FREE event to get ready for your professional future!

  • Boost your career and get guidance. Learn how to communicate successfully with prospective employers, get ready for a job interview, and valorize your competences.
  • Discover positions in the corporate world, non-profit organisations & the public sector.
  • Expand your network! The networking forum is a perfect occasion to exchange insights with professionals & alumni from many organizations and companies.
  • In summary: The main goal of the LSCD is to provide guidance, tools & networking opportunities. Such information will help you to build a career after having obtained your degree or a postdoctoral experience.

 

Further information:

 

Registration:

https://conference.unil.ch/e-ticket/register?ceremony=10