CIG in the media Archive

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D.Gatfield was interviewed in “L’illustré” magazine regarding a molecule that could “muddle” Covid-19, June 2021

«Le coronavirus pourrait être vaincu par un médicament»

Grâce à une vaste étude menée par l’EPFZ, impliquant les universités de Berne, de Lausanne et de Cork (Irlande), des chercheurs ont trouvé une molécule capable d’«embrouiller» le SARS-CoV-2 au point de le mettre hors d’état de nuire. Mais le chemin est long…

Lire l’article comlpet: https://www.illustre.ch/magazine/le-coronavirus-pourrait-etre-vaincu-par-un-medicament

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R.Benton was in “L’Actu” magazine for his election to Fellow Member of the Royal Society, May 2021

Richard Benton rejoint la prestigieuse Royal Society

Le professeur Richard Benton au Centre intégratif de génomique de l’UNIL est élu membre de la Royal Society, société savante basée à Londres. Une belle reconnaissance de la carrière exceptionnelle de ce spécialiste du système sensoriel de la mouche.Pr Richard Benton © Felix Imhof, UNIL

Read the complete article: https://news.unil.ch/display/1619420921826

Further information about this election: http://www.genomyx.ch/congratulations-to-r-benton-on-his-election-as-fellow-of-the-british-royal-society/

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Congratulations to R.Benton on his election as Fellow of the Royal Society!

Over 60 outstanding scientists from all over the globe have joined the Royal Society as Fellows and Foreign Members. The distinguished group of scientists consists of 52 Fellows, 10 Foreign Members and one Honorary Fellow and were all selected for their exceptional contributions to science. 

Their achievements and research are diverse and range from the detection of a new type of neuron in the human brain and the design and development of new vaccines for globally important infectious diseases to a new way of looking at Einstein’s theory of general relativity and contributing to understanding the link between the increase in sea levels and global warming. The new Fellows and Foreign Members originate from around the world and include one Nobel laureate as well as academics and world-renowned figures from industry.

Read the complete article: https://royalsociety.org/news/2021/05/new-fellows-announcement-2021/

Further information about the Royal Society: https://royalsociety.org/about-us/

The UNIL web magasine L’Actu wrote an article about this award: https://news.unil.ch/display/1619420921826

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A.Reymond and N.Voisin were in “L’Actu” magazine for their participation in the discovery of a new rare disease, May 2021

Difficile, lors de symptômes inhabituels ou inconnus d’une pathologie, de poser un diagnostic clair. Si la cause génétique est soupçonnée, sa confirmation nécessite des outils d’analyse de pointe ainsi qu’un réseau international de spécialistes. L’expertise de l’équipe du Pr Alexandre Reymond, directeur du Centre intégratif de génomique de l’UNIL, a joué un rôle-clé dans l’identification d’une nouvelle maladie génétique rare, décrite dans l’édition du 6 mai 2021 de la revue «American Journal of Human Genetics».

Lire l’article de l’Actu (français): https://news.unil.ch/display/1618579615668

Read the publication that inspired this article: http://www.genomyx.ch/am-j-hum-genet-auth-group-reymond-4/

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S.Soyk was interviewed by NZZ.ch, April 9, 2021

Sebastian Soyk, 38, is a molecular biologist. He conducts research at the University of Lausanne.

He is researching a better tomato. (…)
His tomatoes were made in the laboratory, Soyk removed the bump using genetic engineering. It was a small, fine intervention: it switched off a single gene. According to Swiss law, this tomato is a GMO, a genetically modified organism. Politicians are faced with the question: should it stay that way?

Yes, says the Federal Council. 
This has upset many scientists. The dispute is about small cuts in the genome and an old law, the genetic engineering law. It was passed almost 20 years ago. Since then, research has discovered new, much more precise methods. They are summarized under the term «genome editing».

Access the article: https://www.nzz.ch/schweiz/genschere-der-grosse-streit-um-kleine-schnitte-ld.1610370?reduced=true

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P. Franken was mentioned in UNIL “L’Actu” web magazine regarding his lab research on the circadian clock, March 2021

Manger, boire, respirer et… dormir: des activités indispensables à notre survie. Instinctivement, chacun sait qu’après une bonne nuit, le corps et le cerveau fonctionnent mieux. Mais concrètement pourquoi dort-on? Et comment le marchand de sable délivre-t-il ses bienfaits? Mystère. Les fonctions exactes du sommeil et les mécanismes précis qui régissent nos nuits restent peu clairs. À la Faculté de biologie et de médecine de l’UNIL et au CHUV, plusieurs équipes de recherche tentent de les décrypter. Tour d’horizon.

Lire l’article complet: https://news.unil.ch/display/1616056348220