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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

  • news
  • 18-10-2017

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

  • news
  • 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.

The future of biotic indices in the ecogenomic era: Integrating (e)DNA metabarcoding in biological assessment of aquatic ecosystems.

  • publication

. Sci. Total Environ. 2018 May;637-638():1295-1310. S0048-9697(18)31632-2. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.002.

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.

  • event
  • Conference
  • 28.03.2019 17:15, A300 (Sciences II)

Emmanuelle Charpentier (Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin).
hosted by: Thanos Halazonetis .

  • event
  • Geneva Plant Seminars
  • 26.09.2018 11:15, 1S059 (Sciences III)

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

  • event
  • Geneva Plant Seminars
  • 29.08.2018 11:15, 1S059 (Sciences III)

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