Recent publications

Prof. J. van Leeuwen was interviewed for the RTS radio program “CQFD” on May 10, 2022 about CRISPR

Listen to the short program:


Birnstiel Award invites nominations – Deadline June 30, 2022

The International Birnstiel Award for Doctoral Research in Molecular Life Sciences of the IMP (Research Institute of Molecular Pathology) and Max Birnstiel Foundation has opened its 2022 call.
The deadline for nominations is 30 June.

The award recognises exceptional achievements of up to six PhD students in molecular life sciences from anywhere in the world. The awardees will each receive a trophy, certificate, and 2,000 Euro at an award ceremony at the Vienna BioCenter in December this year. 

The Birnstiel Award targets doctoral students at an advanced stage of their dissertation or recent PhD graduates (graduations at the latest 30 June 2021), whose research has contributed to outstanding discoveries in their respective field. 

Nominations are accepted from authorised persons such as department chairs and programme coordinators, and only one nomination per PhD programme or department will be considered. For detailed information, eligibility criteria, and access the application form, please refer to the IMP website at:


Congratulations to Nuria, new representative of the Post-doctoral fellows!

Nuria Bosch Guiteras was elected representative of the post doctoral fellows last week. Congratulations to her, and thank you for your commitment to the department!

Who are all the representatives at the CIG and what are their tasks?
Find out all the information you need on the CIG intranet!


Seminars of candidates for Professorship at the CIG, May 17-18, 2022 in Aud. A


Noisy work starting today at the Genopode – May 9, 2022

As mentioned at the last Direction meeting, some heavy work will take place on the Eastern side of the Genopode to build a new extension to our building.

The work starts Monday May 9, 2022.
These constructions will be noisy and will prohibit us to use the “normal” East-side 2nd floor entrance for a while.


The Social Affairs and Student Mobility Office provides assistance to PhD candidates and UNIL students

The University of Lausanne provides several services to help its students : financial aid and partial exemption from university fees, psychological support, dental check-ups, etc.

More information can be found on the pages in this section. We also answer your questions by email at or by phone +41 (0)21 692 60 30 during the hotline schedule : Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm. Moreover, our social counsellors welcome you without appointment Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.

Further information on the SASME website: