People Archive


Welcome to Claire!

Hello, my name is Clara Pailler-Pradeau. I did my pharmacy studies at the University of Strasbourg (France) during which I decided to focus my training on research by joining a specialized course and a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. 

During my Master’s degree, I worked on the development of diagnostic tests in liquid biopsy, based on the study of epigenetics, for cerebral B lymphomas during my 4 months internship at the Haematology and Transplantation Research Institute in Mulhouse (France) and on the characterization of the selectivity of ligand of opioids heteromers mu-delta at the Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences CNRS in Strasbourg (France) during my Master’s last year.

In October, I will join Pr Reymond’s lab as a PhD student to improve my practical and theoretical knowledge in genomics.


New Concepts and Challenges in Diabetes Research, Symposium at the Olympic museum of Lausanne – 28.10.2022

Organizers : Sophie Croizier, Bernard Thorens, Lluis Fajas
Contact : Stéphanie Scuderi,

Register now:

Registration: 8:30-9:00

9:00 Lluis Fajas, Lausanne

Islets 1
Chair: Emmanuel Van Obberghen, Nice

9:10 Domenico Accili, New York
9:40 Jorge Ferrer, Barcelona
10:00 Michele Solimena, Dresden
10:20-10:40 Coffee break

Islets 2
Chair: Philippe Halban, Geneva

10:40 Raphael Scharfmann, Paris
11:00 Miriam Cnop, Brussels
11:20 Marc Prentki, Montreal
11:40 Patrik Rorsman, Oxford

12:00-13:30 Lunch

Interorgan communication
Chair: Rémy Burcelin, Toulouse

13:30 Catherine Postic, Paris
13:50 Gilles Mithieux, Lyon
14:10 Marc Donath, Basel

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

Systems Biology
Chair: Decio Eizirik, Brussels

15:00 Markus Stoffel, Zurich
15:20 Philippe Froguel, Lille
15:40 Barbara Kahn, Boston

Farewell Lecture

16:10 Christian Fankhauser, Director-elect, CIG
16:20 Bernard Thorens, CIG

Cocktail and visit of the Museum


#1 Genopode’s Givré·e·s Contest – Nov. 29, 2022 at 11:30am in the lake

You are looking for an activity that pushes you out of your comfort zone ?
If so, we are organizing the 1st Genopode Givré(e)s Contest on Tuesday November 29, 2022 at 11:30am (in case of really bad whether it will be postponed on Thursday December 1st).

The contest is open to anyone who wants to take a dip in the cold water (around 10°C at this time of year).

For further information, please contact 

Les Givrées


Welcome to Oliver!

Hello, my name is Oliver JOHN. I did my bachelor degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Malaya, Malaysia and my master’s degree in nutrition at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

My PhD was done at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia where I investigated the metabolic effects of several tropical fruits on obese animal model. My first postdoc in Malaysia was mainly on focusing the optimum extraction methods for the recovery of phytochemicals from fruits.

At the CIG, I will be joining Lopez- Mejia group to investigate the effects of specific phytochemicals on adipose tissue, and assess the metabolic pathways and RNA processing involved.


Welcome back to Jonas!

Jonas is coming back to the CIG as a lab technician at 60% during his A-levels in Biology. He starts in September in Gambetta’s lab.

Welcome back to him!


Farewell Leonore!

After 12 years working at the Genomics Technologies Facility (GTF) in the Génopode building, Leonore Wigger will stay at the UNIL but will work from Sep. 1, 2022 in Prof. Dmitri Firsov’s group (Bugnon 27). She also keeps her part-time position at Vital-IT, SIB, Amphipôle so remains our neighbour!

Leonore Wigger

We will miss her and wish her the best for the future!