The Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) has the privilege to announce the

CIG Symposium 2010

“Sensing the environment”

June 16-17, 2010

Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG)

UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland

This Symposium will be the fourth in the series of annual meetings at our institute, a new, dynamic research center of the University of Lausanne, enjoying the stunning backdrop of Lake Geneva and the Alps. By bringing together international leaders in the chosen field, these Symposia have rapidly become a major meeting in Switzerland and attract substantial numbers of researchers from across Europe and the USA.

In “Sensing the environment”, we have designed a programme that will reveal the many fascinating ways in which animals, plants and bacteria detect and respond to vital visual, chemical and physical stimuli in the external world. By bringing together the best researchers studying important, but diverse, aspects of this topic, we aim for a highly interactive Symposium that provokes new reflections on how distinct organisms have evolved similar – or different – solutions to this fundamental biological problem.

With the annual CIG Symposiaa, the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) aims are:

• to bring together the best european and non-european scientists on a particular field of research of the CIG
• to promote interactions between junior and senior scientists
• to help the dialogue between scientists using different approaches on a similar topic

The conference will feature oustanding speakers. In addition, a poster session will be organized and some speakers will be selected to give short talks on the basis of the abstracts submitted. Inscription fees are kept to a minimum. We encourage you to join this event and to submit an abstract of your work.
We are looking forward to meeting you at the CIG symposium 2010.

The organizing committee

Prof. Richard Benton
Prof. Christian Fankhauser

Prof. Nouria Hernandez
CIG director

Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG)
Université de Lausanne (UNIL)
Génopode quartier Sorge
1015 Lausanne

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