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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.

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

How mammary glands appeared in the course of evolution

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  • 15-11-2016

Elements of the regulatory networks controlling Hox gene expression were hijacked, enabling some of these genes to be reused to form mammary buds. This study, published during the week of November 14, 2016 in PNAS, was led by Leonardo Beccari, from the team of Denis Duboule.

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

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

Guidelines for Genome-Scale Analysis of Biological Rhythms.

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. J. Biol. Rhythms 2017 Nov;():748730417728663. 10.1177/0748730417728663.

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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 .

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  • 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 .

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  • Geneva Plant Seminars
  • 21.03.2018 12:15, 1S059 (Sciences III)

Arthur Grossman (Carnegie Institution of Science).
hosted by: Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont .

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

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

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  • Museum of Natural History
  • 26.01.2018 11:55, Salle de conférence (Museum of Natural History)

Jean Mariaux (Muséum, genève).
hosted by: Nadir Alvarez .

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  • NCCR Chemical Biology
  • 10.01.2018 09:00, Auditorium (Camps Biotech)

International Symposium on Chemical Biology (List: http://symposium.nccr-chembio.ch/speakers/).
hosted by: Howard Riezman Robbie Loewith Aurélien Roux .