Feb 4 & 5, 2014 LS2 Annual Meeting 2014, Amphimax

LS2 Annual Meeting 2014

February 4 and 5, 2014 in Lausanne (AmphiMax, UNIL)

Website: www.ls2-annual-meeting.ch
Registration open from September 2013

Prof. Richard Benton (Center for Integrative Genomics, UNIL)










Plenary speakers:
Prof. Dan Tawfik (Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel) :
“How do proteins evolve? “

Prof. Ulla Bonas (Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany):
“Manipulation of eukaryotic cells by TAL and other bacterial effectors“

Prof. Andrea Brand (The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom):
” Stem cells to synapses: regulation of self-renewal and differentiation in the nervous system”

Prof. Maria Leptin (EMBO director, EMBL, Germany):
“Cell shape and morphogenesis: sub cellular and supra-cellular mechanisms”

Prof. Olaf Blanke (Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland):
“Arms, phantoms limbs, and the self: Towards neuroprosthetics of the mind”

Organising Committee (OC):
Prof. Denis Duboule (ISREC, EPFL, and Genetics and Evolution, UNIGE)
Prof. Niko Geldner (Department of Plant Molecular Biology, UNIL)
Prof. Monica Gotta (Cellular Physiology and Metabolism, UNIGE)
Prof. Nouria Hernandez (Center for Integrative Genomics, UNIL)
Prof. Laurent Keller (Departement of Ecology and Evolution, UNIL)
Prof. Suliana Manley (Institute of Physics of Biological Systems, EPFL)
Prof. Sophie Martin (Department of Fundamental Microbiology, UNIL)
Prof. Simon Sprecher (Department of Biology, Zoology, UNIFR)
Prof. Ivan Stamenkovic (Institute of Pathology, UNIL)
Prof. Gisou van der Goot (Global Health Institute, EPFL)

Dr. Julie Deuquet (Life Sciences Switzerland – LS2)
077 430 23 33 or info@ls2.ch

R.Benton got an HFSP young investigator grant

Richard Benton got a HFSP young investigator award as Principal Investigator on the project “Structural and functional characterization of ligand recognition by chemosensory receptors”.

The UNIL was particularily successful: Niko Geldner from the DBMV is participating in another of the only 11 HFSP young investigator grants attributed this year.

Nature; co-auth. Group Benton

Nature. 2010 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Acid sensing by the Drosophila olfactory system.

Ai M, Min S, Grosjean Y, Leblanc C, Bell R, Benton R, Suh GS.

[1] Molecular Neurobiology Program, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Department of Cell Biology, New York University, School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA [2] These authors contributed equally to this work.

PloS Genet.; groups Benton & Kaessmann

PLoS Genet. 2010 Aug 19;6(8). pii: e1001064.

Ancient protostome origin of chemosensory ionotropic glutamate receptors and the evolution of insect taste and olfaction.

Croset V, Rytz R, Cummins SF, Budd A, Brawand D, Kaessmann H, Gibson TJ, Benton R.

Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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A new postdoc in R.Benton’s lab

Benoîte Bargeton obtained her Masters in Biology at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI, FR). During her PhD thesis in Stephan Kellenberger’s lab at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UNIL she studied mechanisms of the activity of a mammalian neural sodium channel. She received her PhD in 2010 from the University of Lausann. She is joining R. Benton’s lab in September 2010.