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2 new open positions

  • news
  • 14-05-2018

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

Nature News & Views: 2017 in research

  • news
  • 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

  • news
  • 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

  • news
  • 12-09-2017

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

The corn snake genome

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  • 31-08-2017

Athanasia Tzika, her PhD student Asier Ullate and their colleague Frank Chan (FML of the Max Planck Society, Tubingen, Germany) publish a step-by-step guide for de-novo assembly of a high-quality reptilian genome

The LANE has a new website

  • news
  • 15-06-2017

Michel Milinkovitch's lab has a new website, with more contents and offers a more modern experience.

How to color a lizard: from biology to mathematics

  • news
  • 13-04-2017

Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics report in the journal Nature that a southwestern European lizard slowly acquires its intricate adult skin colour by changing the colour of individual skin scales using an esoteric computational system invented in 1948 by another mathematician: John von Neumann.

Track down water pollution through DNA of algae

  • news
  • 13-04-2017

Biologists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have succeeded in establishing a water quality index based solely on the DNA sequences of the diatoms present in the samples, without needing to identify each species visually.

Development and implementation of eco-genomic tools for aquatic ecosystem biomonitoring: the SYNAQUA French-Swiss program.

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. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2018 May;():. 10.1007/s11356-018-2172-2. 10.1007/s11356-018-2172-2.

Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation.

  • publication

. PLoS Biol. 2018 Mar;16(3):e2005075. 10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075. pbio.2005075.

Response to Peron et al.

  • publication

. Genet. Med. 2018 Mar;():. gim201820. 10.1038/gim.2018.20.

Noncoding copy-number variations are associated with congenital limb malformation.

  • publication

. Genet. Med. 2017 Oct;():. gim2017154. 10.1038/gim.2017.154.

  • event
  • Geneva Plant Seminars
  • 26.09.2018 12:15, 1S059 (Sciences III)

Karin Schumacher (Heidelberg University).
hosted by: Theresa Fitzpatrick .

  • event
  • Geneva Plant Seminars
  • 29.08.2018 12:15, 1S059 (Sciences III)

Carlos Ballaré (UBA - Universitiy of Buenos Aires).
hosted by: Roman Ulm .

  • event
  • Conference
  • 21.06.2018 16:00, 3079 (Sciences III)

Claus Kuhn (University of Bayreuth).
hosted by: Thomas Schalch .

  • event
  • Dpt of Cell Biology
  • 01.06.2018 11:00, 2024 (Sciences III)

Philippe Gonzalo (Université de Lyon, Centre de recherche en cancérologie ).
hosted by: Jean-Claude Martinou .

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  • Plant Science Seminar (BIVEG internal seminar)
  • 30.04.2018 13:15, 1S081 (Sciences III)

Marta Pesquera (UNIGE).
hosted by: Theresa Fitzpatrick .

  • event
  • Life Science Seminar Series
  • 10.04.2018 16:15, A100 (Sciences II)

Vivian Siegel (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA).
hosted by: Didier Picard .

  • event
  • Museum of Natural History
  • 09.03.2018 11:55, Salle de conférence (Museum of Natural History)

Lionel Cavin (Muséum, Genève).
hosted by: Nadir Alvarez .