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Previous CIG seminar series

2005


CIG seminar series Fall 2005

November 28, 2005
Ivan STAMENKOVIC
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
"Chromosomal translocations in the pathogenesis of bone and soft tissue tumors"


December 12, 2005
Ueli SCHIBLER
University of Geneva, Switzerland
"Circadian time keeping : the ups and downs of genes, cells and organs"


December 19, 2005
Jacques DUBOCHET
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
"CEMOVIS (cryo-electron microscopy of vitreous sections) and CET (computerized electron tomography): Towards an atomic model of the cell"

 

2006


CIG seminar series Spring 2006

January 23, 2006
Melody SWARTZ
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
"Lymphangiogenesis and Tumor Invasion : Molecular vs. Biophysical Regulators”


January 30, 2006
Pierre MAGISTRETTI
CHUV/EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
"Neuron-glia metabolic coupling : relevance for functional brain imaging"


March 13, 2006
Jürg TSCHOPP
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
"The inflammasome: a caspase-activating complex controlling innate immunity"


March 20, 2006
Guy ROUSSEAU
Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
"Onecut transcription factors control pancreas and liver development"


March 27, 2006
Nicolas MERMOD
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
"Control of gene expression : from genomics to biotechnology"


April 10, 2006
Ralph GREENSPAN
The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, USA
"From somnolence to alertness : Dopamine as a modulator of arousal in Drosophila"


April 24, 2006
Jerzy PASZKOWSKI
University of Geneva, Switzerland
"Mapping the Arabidopsis epigenome"


May 1, 2006
Jonathan FLINT
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, UK
"The genetic basis of anxiety"


May 15, 2006
Gisou VAN DER GOOT
University of Geneva, Switzerland
"Fundamental cellular processes revealed by bacterial toxins"


May 22, 2006
Andrew HATTERSLEY
Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter & Plymouth, Exeter, UK
"Dissecting the beta cell using monogenic diabetes"


May 29, 2006
Joanna WYSOCKA
The Rockefeller University, USA
"Reading and writing an epigenetic mark associated with gene activation:coupling of the covalent and non-covalent chromatin modification mechanisms"


June 19, 2006
Amanda FISHER
Imperial College London, UK
"Chromatin Profiling of Stem Cells"


CIG seminar series Fall 2006

November 13, 2006
Eileen FURLONG
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
"Transcriptional networks during mesoderm development: Dissecting the logics"


November 20, 2006
Michael HENGARTNER
University of Zurich, Switzerland
"Roads to ruin: apoptotic pathways in the nematode C. elegans"


November 27, 2006
Vassily HATZIMANIKATIS
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
"Mathematical modeling and analysis of complex biological systems"


December 18, 2006
Edward R. RUBIN
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA
"Extreme Comparative Genomics: Microbes to Neanderthal"

 

2007


CIG seminar series Spring 2007

January 15, 2007
Tom GINGERAS
Affymetrix, California, USA
“Transcriptional Landscape of the Human Genome : Interlaced Model for Genome organization”


January 22, 2007
Brigitte KIEFFER
IGMBC, Strasbourg, France
“Opioid receptors, pain and addiction : genetic approaches”


January 29, 2007
Cathrin BRISKEN
ISREC / EPFL, NCCR Molecular Oncology, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Genetic dissection of signaling pathways in breast development and breast cancer”


March 12, 2007
Ove NILSSON
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden
“The evolutionary conserved CO/FT regulon controls plant growth and development in response to seasonal variation in photoperiod”


March 19, 2007
Wendy BICKMORE
Medical Research Council, Edinburgh, UK
“Nuclear reorganisation, chromatin decondensation, and the regulation of gene expression during differentiation and development”


March 26, 2007
Markus STOFFEL
ETHZ Zurich, Switzerland
“Forkhead transcription factors and the control of metabolism”


April 16, 2007
Elisabetta ULLU
Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, USA
“RNAi machineries in trypanosomes”


April 23, 2007
Allan PACK
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA
“Functional genomic approaches to the study of sleep”


April 30, 2007
Thanos HALAZONETIS
University of Geneva, Switzerland
“DNA damage checkpoints and cancer”


May 21, 2007
Andreas MAYER
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
“Organelle dynamics as determined by molecular coordination of membrane fusion and membrane fragmentation”


May 24, 2007
Geneviève ALMOUZNI
Curie Institute, Paris, France
“Chromatin assembly factors, histone H3 variants and the cell cycle”


June 11, 2007
Rolf GRUETTER
EPFL, CHUV, University of Lausanne, HUG, University of Geneva, Switzerland
“Perspectives on functional genomics with functional, molecular and metabolic imaging”


June 18, 2007
Ingrid GRUMMT
German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
“Non-coding RNA and chromatin remodeling: Intergenic transcripts regulate the epigenetic state of rRNA genes”


CIG seminar series Fall 2007

September 24, 2007
Michael HALL
Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
“TOR signaling and control of cell growth in yeast and mammals”


October 15, 2007
Steve KOWALCZYKOWSKI
University of California, Davis, USA
“Visualization and Analysis of Protein-DNA Complexes at the Single-Molecule Level”


November 12, 2007
Manolis DERMITZAKIS
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK
“Causes and patterns of regulatory variation in the human genome”


November 19, 2007
Dirk SCHUEBELER
Friedrich-Miescher-Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), Basel, Switzerland
“Epigenome reprogramming during lineage commitment and terminal differentiation of stem cells”


November 26, 2007
Barry DICKSON
University of Vienna, Austria
“Wired for sex : genetic and neutral control of Drosophila mating behaviour”


December 10, 2007
Wilhelm KREK
ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland
“The von Hippel Lindau tumor suppressor: a central controller of energy metabolism and tissue growth”


December 17, 2007
Gerhard CHRISTOFORI
University of Basel, Switzerland
“Distinct mechanisms of tumor invasion and metastasis”

 

2008


CIG seminar series Spring 2008

February 18, 2008
Andrew MILLAR
University of Edinburgh, UK
“Unwinding the biological clock with Systems Biology”


February 25, 2008
Carmen SANDI
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Neurobiological mechanisms involved in the interactions between stress and memory formation”


March 10, 2008
Chris PONTING
University of Oxford, UK
“Travels through exotic genomes: from platypus to us ?”


March 17, 2008
Michele SOLIMENA
Technical University, Dresden, Germany
“How do pancreatic beta cells count their secretory granules”


April 14, 2008
Françoise STUTZ
University of Geneva, Switzerland
"Anti-sense RNA stabilization and transcriptional gene silencing in yeast S. cerevisiae"


April 21, 2008
Magdalena ZERNICKA-GOETZ
University of Cambridge, UK
"Pluripotency, plasticity and cell fate in the early mouse embryo"


April 28, 2008
Gian Paolo DOTTO
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
"Notch signaling : a key node in the control system network of keratinocyte stem cell potential and carcinogenesis"


May 19, 2008
Richard REDON
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK
"Copy number variation in humans and chimpanzees: new insights in evolution and disease"


May 26, 2008
Russell G. FOSTER
Imperial College London, UK
"Light, Clocks and Sleep: The Signalling Pathways of Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells"


CIG seminar series Fall 2008

September 15, 2008
Ernst HAFEN
ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland
"Genetics of growth control in Drosophila"


September 29, 2008
Bas VAN STEENSEL
Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, NL
"Genome - nuclear lamina interactions"


October 13, 2008
Tatiana PETROVA
CHUV / University of Lausanne, Switzerland
"FOXC2 and PROX1 in lymphatic vascular development and cancer"


October 20, 2008
Laurent DURET
UMR CNRS 5558 – LBBE, "Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive", Villeurbanne, France
"The mystery of intron splicing"


October 27, 2008
Cris KUHLEMEIER
University of Bern, Switzerland
"Mathematical Modeling of Phyllotaxis"


November 10, 2008
Christine HARTMANN
Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
"Skeletal lineage decision - a matter of beta-catenin"


November 24, 2008
Marc ROBINSON-RECHAVI
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
"Constraints and opportunities after vertebrate whole genome duplication"


December 8, 2008
Elisa IZAURRALDE
Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
“How do miRNAs silence gene expression ?”


December 15, 2008
Daniela KAUFER
UC Berkeley, USA
"Stress as a model for brain plasticity"

 

2009


CIG seminar series Spring 2009

February 16, 2009
Reinhard FAESSLER
Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
“Genetic analysis of integrin signalling in mice”


February 23, 2009
Tarjei MIKKELSEN
Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
“Sequencing mammalian epigenomes”


March 9, 2009
Joachim LINGNER
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Telomerase and telomeric repeat containing RNA at chromosome ends”


March 16, 2009
Stylianos ANTONARAKIS
University of Geneva, Switzerland
“Functional Analysis of the Genome”


March 18, 2009
Géraldine SEYDOUX
Dept of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Center for Cell Dynamics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
“Cell cycle regulation of a DYRK kinase during the oocyte-to-embryo transition”


March 23, 2009
Asifa AKHTAR
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
“Dosage compensation in Drosophila: A paradigm to study chromatin and epigenetic regulation”


March 30, 2009
Eileen FURLONG
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
“A global view of cis regulatory networks during development”


April 20th, 2009
James GOODRICH
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
“Activation and repression of mammalian mRNA transcription”


April 27, 2009
Anne GRAPIN-BOTTON
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
“From pancreas development to regenerative therapies”


May 11, 2009
Anne-Claude GAVIN
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
“The social network of a cell: dynamic protein interactions”


May 25, 2009
Frank SLACK
Yale University, New Haven, USA
“MicroRNAs and Cancer”


June 8, 2009
Yves BARRAL
ETHZ, Institute of biochemistry, Zurich, Switzerland
“About cellular aging and rejuvenation, and their links to asymmetric cell division”


CIG seminar series Fall 2009

September 28, 2009
Pierre LEOPOLD
Université de Nice, France
"An interplay between TOR and Insulin/IGF signaling controls growth in Drosophila"


October 12, 2009
Walter GEHRING
Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
"New Perspectives in Eye Evolution"


October 19, 2009
Iva TOLIC-NORRELYKKE
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
"Microtubules and motors: Creating order in a living cell"


October 23
Job DEKKER
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, USA
"Long range gene regulatory architecture of the human génome"


October 26, 2009
Ivan RODRIGUEZ
University of Geneva, Switzerland
"Chemoreceptors: from genes to behavior"


November 9, 2009
Mark A. WAINBERG
McGill Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Canada
"Molecular Basis and Clinical Significance of HIV Subtype Differences in the Selection of Drug Resistance"


November 16, 2009
Jean-Claude MARTINOU
University of Geneva, Switzerland
"Mechanisms of mitochondrial membrane permeabilization during apoptosis"


December 14, 2009
Doris BACHTROG
University of California, Berkeley, USA
“Evolutionary genomics of sex chromosomes in Drosophila”

CIG Seminar series Spring 2010 

22 February : Paul Martin, University Walk, Bristol, UK (Host : WW)
8 March : Janet Partridge, St. Jude Children¹s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA (Host : NH)
22 March : Ian Willis, Yeshiva University, Einstein Medical School, New York, USA (Host : NH)
29 March : Ewan Birney, EMBL - European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK (Host : IX)
19 April : Marjori Matzke, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany (Host : WH)
26 April : Toshio Tsukiyama, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, USA (Hosts : Students & Postdocs)
TUESDAY 11 May : Ralph Greenspan, The Neuroscience Institute, San Diego, USA (Hosts : Students & Postdocs) AUDITORIUM A.
17 May : Doug Hanahan, EPFL (Host : BT)
31 May : Richard Benton, CIG (Host : BT)

CIG Seminar series Falls 2010

30 August : Ralph Greenspan, The Neuroscience Institute, San Diego, USA (Hosts : Students & Postdocs)
13 September : Joseph S. Takahashi, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA, (Host : PF)
27 September : Michael Rosbash, Brandeis University, HHMI, Waltham, USA (Host : MF)
11 October : Isabelle Vernos, Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona, Spain (Host : SM)
13 October : Steve McKnight, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA (Hosts : CF & PF)
25 October : Liliane Michalik, CIG, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (Host : AR)
8 November : Andrew G. Fraser, Donnelly CCBR, Toronto, Canada (Host : RB)
15 November : Enrique Amaya, University of Manchester, UK (Host : LM)
22 November : Mark McCarthy, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM), Oxford, UK (Host : BT)
29 November : Johan Auwerx, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (Hosts : PF & AR)

CIG Seminar series Spring 2011

31 January : Nelly Pitteloud, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland (Host : AR)
16 February : Nigel Carter, Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK (Hosts : AR & Jacques Beckmann)
21 February : Darren Logan, Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK (Hosts : Students & Postdocs)
15 March : Maria B. Sokolowski, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada (Hosts : Students & Postdocs)
28 March : Paul Shaw, Washington University in St. Louis, USA (Host : PF)
11 April : Tony Kouzarides, University of Cambridge, UK (Host : NH)
16 May : Scott Lowe, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA (Host : NH)
30 May : Bernard Thorens, CIG, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (Host : AR)
27 June : Manolo Gouy, University Claude Bernard Lyon I, France (Hosts : IX & Marc Robinson-Rechavi)

 CIG Seminar series Falls 2011

29 August : Stefan Kohler, PACTT Technology Transfer, Lausanne, Switzerland (Host : NV)
12 September : Alexander Stark, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria (Host : DG)
26 September : Nicolas Guex, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland (Host : NH)
10 October : Paul Franken, CIG, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (Host : AR)
17 October : Reuven Agami, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, NL (Host : WW)
24 October : Botond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland (Host : RB)
31 October : Marcos Gonzalez, University of Geneva, Switzerland (Host : CF)
14 November : Richard Myers, Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, USA (Host : NH)
28 November : Laurent Excoffier, University of Bern, Switzerland (Hosts : HK & Jérôme Goudet)
19 December : Susan Gasser, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland (Host : CF)

 CIG Seminar series Spring 2012

16 January : Andrea Superti-Furga, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland (Host : WH)
23 January : Walter Wahli, CIG, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (Host : AR)
28 January : Wolf Reik, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK (Host : WH)
13  February: Dirk Schübeler, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland (Hosts : Students & Postdocs)
12 March : Edward M. Marcotte, University of Texas at Austin, USA (Host : IX)
19 March : Charles Weissmann, The Scripps Institute, Jupiter, USA (Host : NH)
26 March : Brian Charlesworth, The University of Edinburgh, UK (Host : HK)
16 April : Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (Host : HK)
22 April : Nancy Kleckner, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA  (Host : AS)
14 May : Julius Brennecke, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria (Host : DG)
21 May : James Kaput, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland (Host : WW)
 

CIG Seminar series Fall 2012

27 August : Marc Bühler, FMI Basel, Switzerland (Host : DG)
4 September : Jürg Bähler, University College London, UK (Host : Sophie Martin)
10 September : Nicolas Charlet-Berguerand, IGBMC, Illkirch, France (Host : LM)
20 September : Lin He, UC Berkeley, USA (Host : Students & Postdocs)
24 September : Alea Mills, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA (Host : AR)
15 October : Achim Kramer, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany (Host : DG)
29 October : Nouria Hernandez, CIG, UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland (Host : AR)
19 November : Duncan Odom, Cancer Research UK & Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK (Host : HK)
26 November : Hernan Lopez-Schier, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany (Host : RB)
10 December : Sabine Werner, ETH-Hönggerberg, Zurich, Switzerland (Host : NH & LM)
17 December : Kai Johnsson, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (Host : CF)

CIG seminars fall 2013 program

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B, followed by sandwiches
Monday September 23, 2013
Wolf Frommer, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, USA
“Quantitative imaging of transport activity and metabolite dynamics with fluorescent biosensors”
Host: Christian Fankhauser

Monday September 30, 2013
Edda Klipp, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, DE
“Modeling yeast cell cycle across scales – from single molecules to populations”
Host: Ioannis Xenarios

Monday October 14, 2013
Luca Fumagalli, Department of Ecology and Evolution, UNIL, CH
“From wolves to hippos, applications of genetic tools to population management and conservation”
Host: Winship Herr

Monday October 28, 2013
Fisun Hamaratoglu, Center for Integrative Genomics, UNIL, CH
“How do organs obtain their proper size and shape?”
Host: David Gatfield

Monday November 11, 2013
David Keays, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, AT
“The Search for the Magnetoreceptors”
Host: Richard Benton

Monday November 18, 2013
Christopher Voigt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
“Mapping the Design Space of Microbial Nitrogen Fixation”
Host: Winship Herr

Monday November 25, 2013
Matthew Freeman, University of Oxford, UK
“Control of intercellular signalling by members of the rhomboid-like superfamily”
Host: Richard Benton

Monday December 9, 2013
Douglas Wallace, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, Philadelphia, USA
“A Mitochondrial Etiology of Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases”
Hosts: PhD students & Postdocs

Friday December 13, 2013: Joint DMF/CIG seminar, Aud. GEN A, 12:15
Stephen Michnick, Université de Montréal, CA
“A nutrient-responsive pathway that determines timing of cell cycle phases through control of cyclin mRNA”
Host: Sophie Martin

Monday December 16, 2013
Urs Meyer, Biozentrum, University of Basel, CH
“Integrating Genomics and Medicine”
Host: Paul Franken
 

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