Seminars & Workshops Archive


DBMV – Internal seminar

Martina Legris will give a seminar on Thursday Jan. 26, 2023 at 12:15pm in the Biophore Auditorium.

Light signals within plant tissues


Science Ethics at CIG, Thu. Jan. 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM in Aud. B

The annual seminar “Science Ethics at CIG »  will take place on Thursday January 26 in Auditorium B from 1pm to 4:45pm
As requested by the CIG PIs, this seminar is compulsory for all new CIG PhD students and post-docs, who have joined the CIG since Feb 2022.

The seminar will include two interactive lectures on the practical aspects of science ethics (« ethics at the bench »), as well as recommendations on how to react in case of scientific misconduct : the FBM’s Ombudsman will introduce himself, and a reference document will be provided. 
Moreover, all CIG and DBC members are welcome and there are several good reasons to attend the seminar:
– The training has received RESAL accreditation for 0.5 day of continuous education in animal experimentation. To obtain the RESAL credit, please register here your name as it should appear on the certificate, by Wednesday January 25, 2023 at the latest.– Elisabeth Bik will provide striking examples of how, as a science integrity consultant, she unmasks scientific misconduct. 
– At the end of the seminar there will be an aperitif for the participants who registered (deadline Jan. 25)
Please note that all new members of the CIG and those requiring the RESAL credit will be required to sign up an attendance sheet at the seminar.

During the seminar, our external speaker, Elisabeth Bik (science integrity consultant), will give a talk entitled: “The Dark Side of Science: Misconduct in Biomedical Research »

Science builds upon science. Even after peer-review and publication, science papers could still contain images or other data of concern. If not addressed post-publication, papers containing incorrect or even falsified data could lead to wasted time and money spent by other researchers trying to reproduce those results. Several high-profile science misconduct cases have been described, but many more cases remain undetected. Elisabeth Bik is an image forensics detective who left her paid job in industry to search for and report biomedical articles that contain errors or data of concern. She has done a systematic scan of 20,000 papers in 40 journals and found that about 4% of these contained inappropriately duplicated images. In her talk, she will present her work and show several types of inappropriately duplicated images and other examples of research misconduct. In addition, she will show how to report scientific papers of concern, and how journals and institutions handle such allegations.

Short Bio 
Elisabeth Bik, PhD is a Dutch-American microbiologist who has worked for 15 years at Stanford University and 2 years in industry. Since 2019, she is a science integrity volunteer and consultant who scans the biomedical literature for images or other data of concern and has reported over 6,000 scientific papers.  Her work has resulted in over 900 retracted and another 900 corrected papers. For her work on exposing threats to research integrity, she received the 2021 John Maddox Prize.


Public thesis defense of Raquel Álvarez Ocaña, planned Thursday Jan. 19, 2023 at 4 p.m. in Aud. C

Raquel Álvarez Ocaña will present her public thesis defense entitled:
Evolution of olfactory pathways in drosophilids. The presentation will be held in English and it will take place on Thursday January 19th 2023 at 16h00 at Genopode building (UNIL), Auditorium C.


CIG Seminars Spring 2023 Program

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B

Free entrance

Monday January 9, 2023
Cécile Lebrand,
Publications and Open Research Data Management Support Service at FBM UNIL, Lausanne, CH
«Organize your research data for free of charge Long Term Storage (LTS) at UNIL»
Cécile Lebrand will Inform you on the process of reorganizing and describing your research data in the form of an explanatory documents called “readme file” for long term storage on the DCSR NAS at UNIL. She will also introduce you to new personalized services and a new tool that will be developed in 2023 for helping you to meet the FAIR data sharing principles (Findable, Accessible., Interoperable, Reusable).
Lebrand Cécile. (2022, October 17). FAIR Data sharing à la FBM : garantie d’une recherche plus transparente et reproductible. La publication scientifique face aux enjeux de l’ouverture et de la transparence, lausanne, suisse. Zenodo.

Host: Maria C. Gambetta

Monday January 23, 2023
Anissa Kempf,
University of Basel, CH
«Metabolic control of sleep»
Host: Richard Benton

Monday January 30, 2023
Wouter de Laat,
Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, NL
«New insights in gene regulation and chromatin folding by enhancers and cohesin»
Host: Nadine Vastenhouw

Monday February 20, 2023
Peter Becker,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, DE
«Non-canonical function of a long, non-coding RNA involved in chromatin regulation»
Host: Maria C. Gambetta

Monday March 13, 2023
Danny Nedialkova,
MPI of Biochemistry, Martinsried, DE
«Regulation of protein biogenesis in eukaryotes»
Host: David Gatfield

Monday March 20, 2023
Yves Barral,
ETHZ, Zurich, CH
«Of sex, memory and aging»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

Monday March 27, 2023
Jolanda van Leeuwen,
University of Lausanne, CIG, CH
«Genetic suppression: The wiring of genetic resilience»
Host: Christian Fankhauser

Monday April 24, 2023
Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu,
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, DE
«Controlling the timing of mammalian development»
Hosts: PhD students & Postdocs

Monday May 8, 2023
Sahand Jamal Rahi,
EPFL, Lausanne, CH
«How genetic and cellular networks make decisions under time pressure»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

Monday May 15, 2023
Maria Hondele,
University of Basel, CH
«DEAD-box ATPases are global regulators of RNA-containing membrane less organelles»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica


CIG Seminar December 12, 2022 J. Jachowicz

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B

Free entrance

Monday December 12, 2022
Joanna Jachowicz,
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

Host: Maria Cristina Gambetta


Public thesis defense of Ana Lopez Vazquez, planned Thursday Dec. 15, 2022 at 4 p.m. in Aud. B

Ana Lopez Vazquez will present her public thesis defense entitled:
“Structure-function study of PKS proteins”. The presentation will be held in English and it will take place on Thursday December 15th 2022 at 16h00 at Genopode building (UNIL), Auditorium B.

To help her to get an overview for the organization of the apero, please fill this doodle if you will join: