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  • 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.

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.

How mammary glands appeared in the course of evolution

  • news
  • 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.

Africa's Noon

  • news
  • 26-10-2016

On November 7, at 12:15 room M2170, Anne Mayor and Michel Milinkovitch will present their work. Conference proposed by the International Affairs.

Colloque Wright 2016

  • news
  • 12-10-2016

This year, we will hear from specialists, including a Nobel Prize, in areas that are profoundly transformed by the advent of genomics.

Physics of Biology II international meeting

  • news
  • 19-09-2016

For the past fifteen years, an interest for Quantitative & Systems Biology has been raising in the scientific community. Major advances in this direction have been driven by the integration of physics and computer science approaches with innovative technological developments in molecular biology, optics, micro- and nano-manipulations. Although Quantitative & Systems Biology is very recent, it has already significantly spread through many fields of life sciences: genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, development, ecology and many others.

Professor Emi Nagoshi wins the 3R Award

  • news
  • 15-09-2016

The winner of this first edition of the 3R Award is Professor Emi Nagoshi, from the Department of Genetics and Evolution of the Faculty of Sciences, for her project entitled “A conserved role for p48 homologs in protecting dopaminergic neu­rons from oxidative stress”. She will receive her Award on Monday, September 19th at 9:45am.

H2020 should focus on innovative collaborative discovery research, not on technology readiness

  • news
  • 07-09-2016

To forge better links not only between university research laboratories but also with companies, there should be more room for bottom-up, collaborative research in the EU’s framework research programme – specifically in Horizon 2020’s pillars II and III. Today, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) issues a Note to call attention to this issue. Feel free to read the attached PDF.

Ancestry and demography and descendants of Iron Age nomads of the Eurasian Steppe.

  • publication

. Nat Commun 2017 Mar;8():14615. ncomms14615. 10.1038/ncomms14615.

  • event
  • Life Science Seminar Series
  • 17.04.2018 16:15, A100 (Sciences II)

Suzanne Eaton (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany).
hosted by: M. Gonzalez Gaitan .

  • 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
  • Life Science Seminar Series
  • 30.01.2018 16:15, A100 (Sciences II)

Sue Biggins ( Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA.).
hosted by: Florian Steiner .

  • event
  • Geneva Plant Seminars
  • 24.01.2018 11:15, 1S059 (Sciences III)

Antony Dodd (University of Bristol).
hosted by: Theresa Fitzpatrick .

  • event
  • Dpt of Cell Biology
  • 08.11.2017 12:00, 3079 (Sciences III)

Benoît Kornmann (Institute of Biochemistry, ETH, Zürich).
hosted by: Françoise Stutz .

  • event
  • Conference
  • 07.11.2017 17:15, A150 (Sciences II)

Patrick Cramer (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Göttingen Germany).
hosted by: Thomas Schalch .

  • event
  • Life Science Seminar Series
  • 17.10.2017 16:15, A100 (Sciences II)

Silvia Vignolini (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK).
hosted by: PhD Association .

  • event
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • 29.09.2017 11:00, 352 (Sciences II)

Dr. Benoit Ladoux (Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore).
hosted by: Aurélien Roux .