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The Center for Integrative Genomics at a glance


The Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) is the newest department of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL). Its establishment was made possible as a result of the program "Sciences, Vie, Société", a tri-institutional program linking the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne and the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL), which aimed to develop the life sciences as well as the humanities and social sciences in the Lémanic region.


The CIG has three main missions:

  • The pursuit of a first rate research program in the biological sciences
  • The development of an outstanding teaching program
  • The development and support of core facilities offering cutting-edge technologies to the Lémanic research community and beyond

The research at the CIG centers on genome structure and function in a number of different experimental systems and relies on a large number of different techniques. It is performed by an international community of scientists, yet the character of the CIG is one of an integrated research center, where interactions among groups are numerous both in formal and informal settings.


Prof. Nouria Hernandez
Director of CIG


CIG 2011-2012

CIG 2009-2010

CIG 2007-2008

CIG 2005-2006

Core facilites

Research groups of the CIG


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