CIG Progress Reports 2023-2024

Each speaker presents their work in 20-25 min + 5-10 questions.
For more dynamic discussions, we usually interrupt speakers with questions during the talk. The aim is to share your work with your colleagues and receive scientific feedback.

Please keep in mind that the CIG is very diverse and many of your colleagues are not familiar with details of your field and specific methodologies. Thus, we advise you to balance the amount of presented data against the time you have to present. 

Optional feedback on presentation skills using a questionnaire By popular demand, but only if desired, presenters can receive tips from a couple of PIs to improve presenter skills. For this, we prepared a feedback questionnaire to be filled out together over a brief discussion at the end of the seminar.

BIG SEMINARS 2023-2024

Every first Monday of the month 12h15,
Auditorium Biophore Building
UniL-Sorge at Dorigny

Free entrance

BIG is an interdepartmental seminar series, and is organized by Zoltan Kutalik, Julia Santiago, Yolanda Schaerli, Tanja Schwander and Nadine Vastenhouw

October 2, 2023
Stefan Mundlos, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin (DE)
Structural Variants in the Non-Coding Genome – Lessons from Development, Disease, and Evolution

November 6, 202
Tatiana Giraud, University of Paris Saclay (FR)
“A new theory for the evolution of sex chromosomes, based on deleterious mutations

December 4, 2023 Cancelled
Rong Fan, SEAS, University of Yale, New York (USA)
Title to be announced soon.

January 8, 2024
Ted Farmer, DBMV, University of Lausanne (CH)
“Electrical signalling in insect-damaged plants”

February 5, 2024
Jochen Rink, Max Planck Institute for multidisciplinary sciences, Göttingen (DE)
“Planarian regeneration: A mechanistic/genomic/evolutionary perspective”

March 4, 2024
Susana Coelho, Max Planck Institute for Biology, Tüebingen (DE)
“(A)sex in the rockpools: the private life of brown algae”

April 8, 2024
Verena Ruprecht, Center for genomic regulation, Barcelona (ES)
Nucleus mechanotransduction and cellular morphodynamics

May 6, 2024
Gosia Trynka, Open target & Wellcome Sanger institute, Cambridge (UK)
“From GWAS to function: interrogating biology at scale to contextualise gene function”

June 3, 2024
Nick Lane, University College London (UK)
Title to be announced soon.

Next CIG Pogress report seminars is a FLASH-talk session!

 The 1st session of the seminar series is Thursday Oct 5th 16-17h in GEN-B 

All new comers to CIG since Nov 2022 present themselves in 1 slide in 1 minute:
Where are you coming from? What is your expertise? What will you be working on? Is there a fun fact about you that few people know? Feel free to use your imagination to make a personalized and brief introduction of yourself to the CIG.
More information will follow by email.
Questions can be addressed to Prof. Aleksandar Vjestica and Prof. Maria Cristina Gambetta.

CIG Seminars Fall 2023 Program

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B

Monday September 11, 2023
Ben Engel,
University of Basel, CH
«Exploring photosynthesis and carbon fixation across scales with cryo-electron tomography»
Host: Christian Fankhauser

Monday September 25, 2023
Laurent Le Cam,
INSERM, Montpellier, France
«Roles of the p53 pathway in metabolism: implications in aging, tissue homeostasis and carcinogenesis»
Host: Lluis Fajas Coll

Monday October 9, 2023
Melissa Harrison,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
«Pioneering the developmental frontier»
Host: Nadine Vastenhouw

Monday October 16, 2023
Alexis A. Jourdain,
University of Lausanne, Dpt. of Immunology, CH
«Nucleotides and RNA as unconventional energy sources”
Host: David Gatfield

Monday October 23, 2023
Angela Taddei,
Institut Curie, Paris, France
«Dynamics of chromatin and transcription upon entry into quiescence and return to growth»
Hosts: PhD Students & Postdocs

Monday October 30, 2023
Félix Naef,
EPFL Lausanne, CH
«Synchronization of circadian and cell cycle oscillators in cells and tissues»
Host: Paul Franken

Monday November 13, 2023
Guillaume Thibault,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
«The conserved endoplasmic reticulum stress role in
protein and lipid homeostasis»
Host: Aleksandar Vjestica

Monday November 20, 2023
Gunter Meister,
University of Regensburg, Germany
«Mechanisms of m6A- and miRNA-guided gene regulation and their links to cancer progression»
Host: Jean-Yves Roignant

Monday November 27, 2023
Paolo Giacobini,
INSERM, Lille, France
«A spatially resolved single-cell genomic atlas of the human fetal olfactory and neuroendocrine system»
Host: Sophie Croizier

Monday December 11, 2023
Kazuhiro Maeshima,
National Institute of Genetics Yata, Japan
«Chromatin organization and behavior during the cell cycle revealed by single-nucleosome imaging/tacking»
Host: Nadine Vastenhouw