Bilateral adrenal haemorrhage secondary to rivaroxaban in a patient with antiphospholipid syndrome.

A 46-year-old man with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and previous pulmonary embolism on anticoagulation with rivaroxaban was brought in to the hospital after a syncopal episode. He was found to be hypotensive and tachycardic and later admitted to the intensive care unit. Clinical presentation and laboratory findings were consistent with adrenal insufficiency. MRI revealed bilateral adrenal haemorrhage and he received appropriate steroid replacement therapy. Symptoms slowly subsided and anticoagulation regimen was changed to warfarin. Adrenal haemorrhage was likely caused by APS and rivaroxaban, which brings into question whether novel oral anticoagulants are safe in this patient population.


National Geographic Readers: Animals That Change Color

Michel Milinkovitch served as the scientific advisor for the content of the issue ‘Animals That Change Colors’ of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS magazine.


Epigenetic switching in seasonal timing

08.09.2020 17:00, A150 (Sciences II)

Dame Caroline Dean (The John Innes Center, Norwich, UK).
hosted by: Thanos Halazonetis.


Our department hosts 12 research laboratories gathering close to 200 scientists, engineers and technical staff. Research topics cover a large variety of topics, such as developmental genetics and neurogenetics, regeneration, evo-devo, physics of biology, phylogenetics or anthropology.



Teaching life sciences at the University of Geneva is an important duty for all staff scientists. In addition to the bachelor programme, we also propose specific masters and PhD specialisations through various programmes.



Department of Genetics and Evolution
Quai Ernest-Ansermet, 30
1205 Geneva

office: 4002A
T: +41 22 379 67 85