Génopode retreat 2023: best poster prizes

The prizes for the best posters were given this year at the Génopode Retreat in Leysin (August 24 & 25, 2023) to:

1st prize:
Chiara Auwerx​ (Kutalik & Reymond lab)​
poster #4: “Copy-number variants as modulators of common disease susceptibility”

2nd prize:
Camille Schmidt (van Leeuwen lab)
poster #53: “Characterizing the mechanisms of cisplatin resistance in cell lines impaired for interstrand crosslink repair”​


Welcome to the Larsch lab!

The CIG is delighted to announce the arrival of the Larsch lab in the department.

Read more about Johannes Larsch’s research: https://unil.ch/cig/home/menuinst/research/prof-larsch.html
The lab is hosted on the 4th floor of the Genopode building. New lab members will join the group in the following months.

We warmly welcome Johannes Larsch’s lab and hope you have reserved a warm welcome for them as well !

Keep cool @ the CIG

As the heat wave continues to sweep across Europe, we’d like to share some tips on keeping your lab and living spaces as cool as possible:

  1. Control Sunlight: During the hottest hours, it’s crucial to keep your windows closed and lower the blinds to prevent hot air from infiltrating your space. These measures can help reduce indoor temperatures by up to 6°C.
  2. Strategic Ventilation: Throughout the day, aim to keep windows either closed or slightly ajar. However, in the evening and at dawn, when the outside temperature is cooler than indoors, it’s an excellent opportunity to fully open doors and windows – but make sure that the security principles are respected.
  3. Stay Hydrated: Remember to drink at least 1 liter of water daily to keep yourself well-hydrated during the hot weather.
  4. Laboratory Safety: When working at the laboratory bench, maintain your safety standards. While it’s common to wear lighter clothing in the summer, ensure that you do not leave your feet, legs, or arms uncovered when handling chemicals or products. Prioritize your safety at all times.
  5. Seek Help if Needed: If at any point you or someone is feeling unwell or experiencing discomfort due to the heat, please don’t hesitate to call 115 (= 021 692 20 00 from a mobile)

Further information on the UNISEP website: https://www.unil.ch/unisep/home/menuinst/sante-au-travail/canicule.html