Séances de dialogue «Parlons technologies génétiques»

Découvrez les multiples aspects des technologies génétiques lors de nos séances de dialogue et posez vos questions aux spécialistes. Toutes les personnes intéressées sont les bienvenues! La participation est gratuite.

Les séances de dialogue sont organisées par le Forum Recherche génétique avec le soutien de l’Office fédéral de l’environnement (OFEV).

Faire revivre des espèces disparues?
Mardi 25 avril 2023, 17:00-18:30h, Palais de la Rumine, Lausanne & Zoom (hybride)

Le dodo, le mammouth, le pigeon migrateur, le tigre de Tasmanie – ils font tous partie des centaines d’espèces animales connues qui ont disparu depuis l’arrivée de l’homme et son évolution culturelle et technologique. Pourtant, il existe aujourd’hui des entreprises et des organisations qui souhaitent faire revenir ces espèces, notamment à l’aide des technologies génétiques et de la médecine reproductive. Dans quelle mesure ces projets sont-ils réalistes? Quels avantages et quels risques peuvent-ils présenter pour la protection des espèces ? Et que disent-ils de notre relation avec la nature? Nous discuterons de ces questions et d’autres sur la base du livre «Faire revivre des espèces disparues?» avec les deux auteurs et d’autres spécialistes.

Nadir Alvarez, Muséum cantonal des sciences naturelles de Lausanne
Lionel Cavin, Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Genève
Bernard Baertschi, Université de Genève
Modération: Cécile Guerin

La séance se déroulera à Lausanne, au Palais de la Rumine, sous forme hybride: une participation est possible soit sur place, soit virtuellement. La langue de la séance est le français.
Inscription jusqu’au 19 avril 2023

Fish room inauguration, Feb. 9, 2023 at 5 p.m. in GEN hall.

An apéro will take place on February 9, starting at 5PM to celebrate the official opening of the CIG fish room.

Please sign up here (before Feb 6) if you plan to come: https://drive.switch.ch/index.php/apps/onlyoffice/s/jSuUemJ1S4GiVXU?fileId=5736322459
Members of the Vastenhouwlab will organize short guided tours to the fish room for everyone interested.

Fish room at the Genopode

It has been a long way, but the CIG Direction is now extremely happy to announce that the big fish room of the Genopode is finally ready to be put in service!

Thanks a lot to all the people who made it possible, from the CIG and beyond, by working directly for it or by putting up with all the inconvenience caused by this project!

An inauguration will take place in a few weeks, all the information will be provided in due time.

New IT organisation at the CIG

Now that the IT support transition is on its way to a close, it is time to officially introduce the new support coordinator of the Genopode: Luc Bochud!

As some of you may have already seen, he and his team will now be in charge of handling your support requests from their cosy nest in the Amphipole building.
You can now use the helpdesk@unil.ch email address for all your IT support requests (software installation and troubleshooting, hardware problems, and soon even IT equipment orders), or the helpdesk line at ☎️ 22.11 if the matter is urgent.

Note that the genopode-it@unil.ch email address will not be checked as frequently, so please use helpdesk@unil.ch to ensure a quick processing of your request.

End of the year celebrations: Dec. 8, 2022 from 5 P.M. in the Genopode hall

Save the date: Thursday December 8, 2022

Deadline for registration: Nov. 16. 2022 !

Guests: all CIG, GTF, PAF, Animal facility members and their partners!
If coming with your partner:
– please register both of you to ensure that enough chairs will be set up!
– It would be great if you could bring a dish/dessert that everybody can share to increase diversity!

Registration: please enter your email address on the following doodle to indicate whether you will participate in the Aperitif / Dinner / Secret Santa: https://framadate.org/IA8RcF17bFbUkwx5


  • 17:00 – 19:00: aperitif in the hall
    • Cocktail contest: may the best lab win! (no refund possible from funds)
    • Studio photo: for the record!
    • Dress code (contest): Cocooning – be creative!
  • 19:00 – 22:00: dinner in the hall
    • Pub quizz: as scientific and madcap as possible!
    • Secret Santa’s presents will be distributed before dessert (preferentially home-made / 2nd hand presents!)
    • Family-like dishes to share all together
9 au 11 août 2019 - Laconnix, grande fête au village — Commune de Laconnex  • Canton de Genève
  • 22:00 – 00:00: fun activity in a meeting room upstairs to extend the evening

What is “secret Santa”?
-> you register to receive the name of a colleague who’s secret Santa you are going to be. Therefore, the name you pick is the name of the person you will make a present to! 
Secret Santas will receive a randomly assigned colleague’s name mid-November, which leaves them enough time to find the perfect gift!
Our CIG Santa will distribute the presents, so your identity remains secret 🙂