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 : lundi 10 avril 2017
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The teams of Alan Carleton and of Ivan Rodriguez have identified the complementary role played by two kinds of mouse olfactory neurons in forming, maintaining and reshaping the representations of odours. Their study, published on March 8, 2017 in Neuron, shows that it is their very combination that enables to recognise and distinguish similar smells.
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This project, amounting to CHF 200’000 and financed by the FNS-AGORA, aims to popularize scientific publications to make them usable in the classroom by teachers. The researchers themselves will be involved in the popularization of their work. Continuous training and webinars will be organized, and classes will be able to contact researchers to discuss discoveries. This project is being implemented by the BiOutils and TheScienceBreaker interfaces with Secondary 2 teachers.
List of projects approved in 2017
The group of Luis Lopez-Molina discovered that imprinted genes play a role to regulate germination processes and that preferential maternal allelic expression can implement maternal inheritance of seed dormancy levels. This study was published on December 22, 2016 in eLife.
The teams of Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont and Roman Ulm have discovered how the single-cell alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii activates the protection of its photosynthetic machinery when light becomes too intense. Their study, published during the week of December 5, 2016 in PNAS, describes the role of the UV-B receptor in this process.
Application deadline : December 15, 2016
Geneva offers an outstanding environment for study and research in the molecular life sciences in a beautiful natural setting. Highly motivated students with a Master’s degree or equivalent can apply to the program.
Elements of the regulatory networks controlling Hox gene expression were hijacked, enabling some of these genes to be reused to form mammary buds, thus favouring the emergence of placental mammals and marsupials. This study, published during the week of November 14, 2016 in PNAS, was led by Leonardo Beccari, from the team of Denis Duboule.
Are you interested in a Career in Industrial Life Sciences?
A new program entitled Certificate in Industrial Life Sciences (CILS) will be launched in February 2017 by the Faculty of Science, in collaboration with Life Sciences employers in the Lemanic region.
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: November 30, 2016
The team of David Shore has discovered a molecular relay system that helps to balance ribosomal RNA and protein production both when cell growth is optimal and following growth inhibition. The study was published on November 3, 2016 in Molecular Cell.