The University of Geneva provides an education and training of quality and diversity in the fields of basic research in molecular and cell biology, genetics and evolution, developmental biology and medical biology, as well as in domains dedicated to the history of human beings, and human, plant, animal and microbial biodiversity.
The Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is notable for the excellent quality of its research and for its cosmopolitan outlook, reflected by the international mix of its professors, post-docs, research students and students.
Fondée en 1876, la Faculté de médecine est l'une des neuf facultés de l’Université de Genève (UNIGE). Au cœur de la Genève internationale, elle déploie ses missions d’enseignement, de recherche et de soins en prise directe avec la cité et le monde.
La Faculté de médecine est leader en neurosciences, en génétique, et en transplantation, pour ne citer que ces domaines. Elle s’engage aussi dans le domaine de la santé globale. Sa recherche fondamentale, de niveau international, ainsi que son étroite association avec le plus grand complexe hospitalier de Suisse, les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG), lui confèrent tous les atouts pour développer un axe majeur de recherche translationnelle, en liaison avec les autres acteurs de l’arc lémanique.
Le Muséum est un monde à lui tout seul: des professionnels d'horizons très divers assurent la bonne marche de l'institution. Instrument indispensable de la recherche et de la formation, la bibliothèque est ouverte au public.
Des chercheurs du Muséum enseignent à l'Université.
iGE3, the Institute of Genetics and Genomics of Geneva, is a dynamic structure of the University of Geneva to promote research and teaching related to the human and other genomes. Our ambition is to understand life in the light of the structure, variation and function of genomes, and to contribute to the promotion of health based on the studies of the various human genomes.
Le Bioscope permet à la fois de réaliser des expériences scientifiques de pointe, de développer des projets de science citoyenne et d’évaluer des innovations pédagogiques.
The Bioimaging Center was founded in 2002 by the NCCR Frontiers in Genetics. It is a common platform of the Faculty of Sciences and iGE3. Under the auspices of the iGE3, it is mainly supported by the Section of Biology and the Biochemistry Department. The Center is open to the entire scientific and biomedical community of the Geneva academic landscape
Mandated by the federal government, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports basic science in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences. The SNSF is Switzerland’s foremost research funding organisation and finances over 3,400 projects involving 14,000 researchers each year.
The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is an independent, non-profit foundation that includes some 60 bioinformatics research and service groups and some 750 scientists from the major Swiss schools of higher education and research institutes. SIB provides world-class bioinformatics. The decentralized, federating organizational structure of SIB is a model for countries setting up their own bioinformatics infrastructure, as well as for the European bioinformatics programme ELIXIR, which has adopted the hub and nodes model. SIB helps shape the future of life sciences through excellence in bioinformatics, by providing life scientists and clinicians in academia and industry with world-class bioinformatics resources and services, and by leading and coordinating the field of bioinformatics in Switzerland.
EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university with students, professors and staff from over 120 nations. A dynamic environment, open to Switzerland and the world, EPFL is centered on its three missions: teaching, research and technology transfer. EPFL works together with an extensive network of partners including other universities and institutes of technology, developing and emerging countries, secondary schools and colleges, industry and economy, political circles and the general public, to bring about real impact for society.
The University of Lausanne comprises more than 140 teaching or research units working in fields as diverse as genomics, aesthetics of cinema, environmental law and criminalistics.
In institutes, laboratories and libraries, 3,000 researchers, including 558 professors, work every day on projects of national and international significance, thereby increasing the institution’s research capital. The UNIL seeks in particular to encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to research.
Since its founding in 2002, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) has emerged as a prominent advocate for the promotion of basic research at European universities. LERU strongly believes that basic research plays an essential role in the innovation process and significantly contributes to the progress of society.
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