18 septembre 2017
Auditoire A 300, dès 8h30
Sciences II, 30 quai Ernest-Ansermet, rez-de-chaussée
9h45 Conférence intitulée “La science dans la peau”, prononcée par le professeur Yogeshvar Kalia, de la Section des sciences pharmaceutiques
A l’issue de cette conférence, la séance d’information de la biologie se déroulera dans l’auditoire A 300, avec le professeur Didier Picard, président de la Section
Chaque année, Unitec, le bureau de transfert de technologies et de compétences de l’UNIGE et des HUG, accorde jusqu’à 5 bourses INNOGAP d’un montant maximum de 30’000 CHF chacune à des chercheurs de l’UNIGE et des HUG afin de soutenir financièrement des projets en phase de “preuve de concept” ou de prototypage.
Prochain délai de soumission de demandes : 11 octobre 2017
Informations et inscription
The team of Denis Duboule studied the topologically associating domains (TADs) involved in digit development of the mouse fetus and has gained insights in some of the big questions surrounding them. The work was published on August 7, 2017 in Genome Biology.
Press release (EPFL)
During the 2017 FEMS congress in Valencia, Massimo Caine, from BiOutils, created and hosted the science communication session “Engage your Audience!”. Side to key-note speakers, young microbiologists challenged themselves with a 3-minute research elevator pitch in front a full conference room. A successful first-time event for a FEMS congress!
Program and winners
Discover the experience of Jennifer Vionnet, a biology student at UNIGE, who participated in a primate rehabilitation project in the sanctuary and research center of Alouatta Sanctuary in 2016.
Interview and pictures
A study led by Ivan Rodriguez and Alan Carleton, published on June 26, 2017 in PNAS, describes how formyl peptide receptors (Fprs) have evolved from an immune function to an olfactory role in mice, following two genomic accidents that occurred several millions years apart.
New EMBO Members are elected annually in recognition of their contributions to scientific excellence. Ramesh Pillai’s selection is thus a tribute to his research and achievements in the scientific community.
Ueli Schibler was asked by the editor of Cell to write a story about his own scientific odyssey. This article appeared in the issue of June 15, 2017.
Picture of Ueli’s small team before moving from Lausanne to Geneva in 1984
Estrogens bind to receptors including GPER, which is generally located in cell membranes. The team of Didier Picard has however discovered a nuclear variant of GPER, which has different properties. This study, published on May 24, 2017 in Oncotarget, reveals that the fibroblasts carrying this variant facilitate the invasiveness of neighboring breast malignant cells.
Denis Duboule a été élu le 8 juin 2017 au Collège de France. Il y occupera la chaire “Évolution des Génomes et Développement”.