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.
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.
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.
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 Karl Perron has shown that the protein Host factor q (Hfq) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is essential to express its virulence and become resistant to antibiotics of last resort, in the presence of certain metals. The results, presented on October 3, 2016 in Genes, single out the Hfq protein as the Achilles heel of this bacterium.