The group of Alicia Sanchez-Mazas identified two HLA-B alleles as candidates to Plasmodium falciparum malaria protection in Africa. Their study, published on October 16th, 2017 in Molecular Ecology, suggested that these alleles, which share close peptide-binding profiles, became beneficial at the onset of this disease. Pathogen-driven selection in the form of soft selective sweep thus likely contributed to shape the HLA-B genetic landscape of Africa.
TORC1 is an enzyme complex that controls the normal growth of our cells; but, when too active, it can promote diseases such as cancer. A study led by the team of Robbie Loewith and published on October 4, 2017 in Nature describes how sugar regulates the activity of TORC1, through a surprising mechanism.
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.
Jacques Dubochet obtained a Certificate of Molecular Biology at UNIGE and began to study electron microscopy of DNA: “In 1973, I completed my thesis in biophysics at the University of Geneva and the University of Basel with Eduard Kellenberger who taught me biophysics, ethical responsibility and durable friendship.” He was appointed professor at the University of Lausanne as from 1987.
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, 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
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!