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How bird feather patterns form

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  • 22-02-2019

How are feathers formed and what determines their number and distribution on the skin? Today, researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) have demonstrated that genetic signaling between cells and mechanical processes combine in the bird skin to form a line of propagation, along which the feather buds develop.

Why do Hydra end up with just a single head?

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  • 18-01-2019

The ability of Hydra to regenerate or maintain a single head results from a subtle balance between activating and inhibiting activities. The latter has just been identified by a UNIGE group.

Stem cells organize themselves into pseudo-embryos

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  • 03-10-2018

Scientists have developed murine artificial pseudo- embryos capable of forming the three major axes of the body. An innovative tool to potentially replace mammalian embryos in many experimental conditions.

2 new open positions

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  • 14-05-2018

The Milinkovitch Lab offers two new positions for PhD or Post-Doc students.

Nature News & Views: 2017 in research

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  • 08-01-2018

An article reporting results from our Department is one of the 7 ‘News & Views’ selected from this year by the editors of the prestigious journal Nature.

In the skin of a reptile

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  • 20-12-2017

Check the movie and the touch-book Apps (for iPads and Android tablets) that illustrate our research on skin formation.

When teeth grow on the body

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  • 18-10-2017

The body of some catfish is completely covered with teeth, for defense and seduction purposes, imitating extinct species.

SystemsX.ch, the movie

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  • 12-09-2017

The program is now coming to an end and a movie illustrates some of the research funded by SystemsX.

Feather arrays are patterned by interacting signalling and cell density waves.

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. PLoS Biol. 2019 Feb;17(2):e3000132. 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000132. PBIOLOGY-D-18-00761.

Diatom diversity through HTS-metabarcoding in coastal European seas.

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. Sci Rep 2018 Dec;8(1):18059. 10.1038/s41598-018-36345-9. 10.1038/s41598-018-36345-9. PMC6305388.

  • event
  • iGE3 Seminar Series
  • 12.11.2019 09:00, Auditoire Louis-Jeantet (Fondation Louis-Jeantet)

P. Meraldi and F. Stutz (UNIGE).
hosted by: Françoise Stutz .

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  • Geneva Plant Seminars
  • 30.10.2019 11:15, 1S059 (Sciences III)

Corné Pieterse (Utrecht University).
hosted by: Marie Barberon .

  • event
  • Geneva Plant Seminars
  • 19.06.2019 12:15, 1S059 (Sciences III)

Annegret Wilde (University of Freiburg).
hosted by: Roman Ulm .

  • event
  • Geneva Plant Seminars
  • 15.05.2019 12:15, 1S059 (Sciences III)

Daniel Gibbs (University of Birmigham).
hosted by: Roman Ulm .

  • event
  • Dpt of Genetics & Evolution
  • 28.03.2019 11:30, 457 (Sciences II)

Dr. Otger Campas (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA).
hosted by: GenEv .

  • event
  • Dpt of Genetics & Evolution
  • 27.03.2019 09:30, A50B (Sciences II)

Dr. Guillaume SALBREUX (The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK).
hosted by: GenEv .