An ERC Advanced Grant has been awarded to Thanos Halazonetis for his research project entitled “DNA Replication: From Physiology to Replication Stress in Human Cancer”.
The program is endowed with 2’231’378 Euros over 5 years.
Kostas Kampourakis and his colleagues at the Faculty of Science conducted a study with 93 first year undergraduate students in biology. Their findings, published on August 31, 2018 in Education Sciences, provide evidence for considerable persistence of teleological and essentialist misconceptions about biological phenomena.
Auditoire A 300, dès 8h30
Sciences II, 30 quai Ernest-Ansermet, rez-de-chaussée
9h45 Conférence intitulée “L’informatique à l’intersection des disciplines scientifiques”, prononcée par le Dr Jonas LATT du Département d’informatique
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
This Certificate aims at improving the employability of students who hold a university degree in Life Sciences (master or PhD in biochemistry, bioinformatics, biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences) and the program has been designed to bridge the gap between Academic and Industrial Life Sciences.
Registration deadline: September 30, 2018
Highly motivated students with a Master’s degree or equivalent are welcome to apply to one or two of its six innovative doctoral programmes:
– Biomedical Sciences
– Ecology and Evolution
– Genomics and Digital Health
– Molecular Biosciences
– Pharmaceutical Sciences
– Physics of Biology
Apply before October 1st, 2018
In collaboration with researchers from EPGL, the team of Luis Lopez-Molina has identified a toxin produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, called AMB. The toxin causes the seeds to block their germination, to avoid exposing the seedlings to deadly infections caused by this pathogen, after germination. These results were published on August 28, 2018 in eLife.
Researchers from UNIGE and the NCCR Chemical Biology, among which Robbie Loewith, have joined forces to create a fluorescent molecule to measure the tension of the cell plasma membrane. These results, published on August 27, 2018 in Nature Chemistry and Nature Cell Biology, pave the way for many applications, including in the detection of cancer cells, which typically display aberrantly high membrane tension.
During germination, the embryo within the seed must develop into a young seedling capable of photosynthesis in less than two days. In collaboration with UniNE, the team of Luis Lopez-Molina has revealed the key elements that control the formation of chloroplasts from proplastids, on August 2, 2018 in Current Biology.
Une équipe de chercheurs internationale, dont fait partie Athanasia Tzika, a découvert que le contrôle du processus direct ou indirect de fabrication des neurones ne dépend que de l’expression de trois gènes distincts. Les scientifiques sont ensuite parvenus à créer des tissus corticaux de mammifère chez le serpent, et des tissus reptiliens chez la souris. Ces résultats, publiés le 28 juin 2018 dans Cell, ouvrent un nouveau pan dans la compréhension du développement et de l’évolution du cerveau.
On June 1, 2018, the University of Geneva will open a new Doctoral School in Life Sciences shared between the Faculties of Medicine and Science, which will jointly award a Doctorate of Science. This innovative doctoral training meets international criteria of excellence, reflecting the recognized scientific excellence of the University of Geneva.