People Archive


Eric Aria Fernandez will give his Public Defense on Feb. 18, 2022.

Eric Aria (Lopez-Mejia lab) is pleased to invite you to his Public Defense planned on Friday, 18th February 2022 at 15.00-16.00 in the Genopode.

His public talk entitled “The function of SR protein SRSF2 in adipose tissue biology” will be followed by an apéro. For organization purpose , please register here:

Lluis Fajas Coll, Professor - CIG UNIL

DBMV – Internal seminar

Ana Lopez Vazquez will give a seminar on Tuesday November 2, 2021 at 12:15pm in the Biophore Auditorium.

A structure-function study of PKS proteins


Genopode’s 1st #HappySportyThursday – Nov. 4, 2021 from 5:30 P.M.

Join us for the Table Tennis Tournament on November 4th @ 17:30 🎾 No need to be good, it is just for fun!
The event will take place at Avenue de la Gare 51A (Bus 31 leaving from UNIL Sorge; Direction: Renens Gare, stop Concorde). 

Personnes Jouant Au Tennis De Table Design Plat | Vecteur Gratuite

As usual, some drinks and snacks will be provided.
To participate, please register ASAP to our doodle:

Depending on the number of participants we will decide whether the matches will be in singles or doubles.


Welcome to Arsenii !

My name is Arsenii Dmitriev was born and raised in Russia where I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology. In 2019 I decided to further my education and I applied for a Master in Molecular Bioengineering at TU Dresden, Germany (graduated in 2021).

During the COVID pandemic, I was fortunate enough to be able to finish my master’s work at the MPI-CBG in Hyman lab. My participation in the research field of transcriptional condensates gave an appreciation for the complexity of biology and my view that an interdisciplinary approach is required to tackle biological research.

That’s exactly what attracted me to UNIL. Here, I joined Nadine Vastenhouw group and my project will focus on the role of transcription factors in zebrafish development. In my spare time, I enjoy doing sports, playing the ukulele and listening to music.


Welcome to Clémentine!

My name is Clémentine Pajot. After graduated from high school, I started a degree in Pharmacy in Nantes (France). Because of my interest in research, I followed in parallel of my pharmacy degree a master’s degree in biology and health that I completed in Bordeaux in Nutrition and Human Health.
During my M2 internship I worked on a project focused on maternal diabetes and depression in the offspring: a preclinical model study in the NutriNeuro lab UMR1286 (Bordeaux-FRANCE) supervised by Pr. Muriel Darnaudéry.
After my M2 degree I continued to work on this project for one year as an assistant engineer in collaboration with Pr. Jamileh Movassat (UMR8251 – Université de Paris-FRANCE) and Jonathan Turner (Luxembourg Institute of Health-LUXEMBOURG).

I started the 1st October 2021 a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Sophie Croizier to study the role of Ephrin B3 in the excitability of POMC neurons and its role in type 2 diabetes etiology.


Welcome to Loïck!

Loïck Staudenmann graduated from the University of Geneva in 2018 as a biology laboratory technician in the cell transplantation lab studying type 1 diabetes. The research topic was to improve the technique of pancreas transplantation.

Then he worked as an assistant lab manager in the oncology department in Epalinges. Finally, he got a position as lab technician at the vaccinology center of the CMU in Geneva where he worked on the immune response induced by a COVID-19 infection.

His main tasks were the maintenance of the laboratory’s bio-bank and the isolation of PBMC. He worked for this laboratory for 15 months before joining Dr Sophie Croizier’s group as lab technician.