Prof. Jacques Dubochet - Emeritus Professor of biophysics

Previous director of the Laboratory of Ultrastructural Analysis (LAU) and of the 
Centre of Electron Microscopy.

Past researches and actual interests

Curriculum Vitae

October 1941
Conceived by optimistic parents.

No longer scared of the dark, because the sun comes back; it was Copernicus who explained this.

1st part of an experimental scientific career in Vallis and Lausanne (instruments: knives, needles, strings, matches).

First official dyslexic in the canton of Vaud - this permitted being bad at everything ... and to understand those with difficulties.

Federal maturity exam.

Physicist-engineer at EPUL to become biologist. 1968 Very important.

Certificate of Molecular Biology at Geneva to become biophysicist. Began to study electron microscopy of DNA, which remains my main topic.

Thesis in biophysics at Geneva and Basle with Eduard Kellenberger who taught me biophysics, ethical responsibility and durable friendship.

1970 -76
Very classic psychoanalysis 1978 Group leader at EMBL (Heidelberg); how to introduce water in electron microscopy. Discovery of water vitrification and development of cryo-electron microscopy.

Professor at l'UNIL, Department of Ultrastructural Analyis.

Président of the Biology section with the chance to perform this assignment with Nicole Galland and Pierre Hainard, and to live at a moment when interesting things were happening in biology in Lausanne.

(start) End of the assignment. Sabbatical in Australia, Germany and Paris. 2004-7 Maturation of CEMOVIS (cryo-electron microscopy of vitreous sections).

June Retirement Colloquium.

2007 =>
Host of the Dpt. of Ecology and Evolution. Science and Society for elderly.

4 octobre 2017
Ouch!  A Nobel Prize

Maried; 2 children (adults). Interests: interdisciplinarity, socialisation, politics (left), mountain, nature.

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