Host laboratories in Genetics and genomics


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CIG - Center for Integrative Genomics

Structure, function and evolution of chemosensory systems.

Richard Benton lab

Our research aims at understanding, through genomic approaches, how the interplay between various transcription factors and the corresponding regulatory networks, controls metabolic homeostasis in physiological and pathological conditions. The liver and white adipose tissue (WAT), which are important organs with respect to energy balance, are the main targets of our studies.

Béatrice Desvergne lab

How chromatin structure impacts the stability of disease-causing trinucleotide repeats.

Vincent Dion lab


Molecular mechanisms of light-regulated growth and development in plants.

Christian Fankhauser lab

Reseach in the Franken lab focusses on the genetics and energetics of sleep homeostasis and circadian rhythms in the mouse using a variety of –omics (transcriptome, metabolome, epigenome, microRNAs), behavioral (activity, qEEG), imaging (life imaging of  gene expression), and modelling techniques.

Paul Franken lab


Our group explores the molecular mechanisms and physiological functions of biological timekeeping by circadian clocks in mammals.

David Gatfield lab


Size and shape regulation during development in Drosophila.

Fisun Hamaratoglu lab


Transcriptional control of skin repair and cancer.

Liliane Michalik lab

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Influence of genome structure on phenotypes.

Alexandre Reymond lab


DBMV - Department of Plant Molecular Biology

We want to understand establishment, structure and function of the endodermis, a major protective barrier in the root of higher plants.

Niko Geldner lab


The Nawrath lab studies the formation of the plant cuticle and its relevance in biotic and abiotic stress protection in different model plants; as for example the function of OsABCG31 encoding an ABC transporter involved in cutin biosynthesis in rice.

Christiane Nawrath lab


Study plant phosphate homeostasis and how plants respond and adapt to phosphate deficiency.

Yves Poirier lab


Molecular studies of plant-insect interactions.

Philippe Reymond lab

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The phloem vasculature enabled plants to colonize land and is formed in a peculiar differentiation process, the formation of conductive sieve elements by selective degradation of organelles. Our research investigates this process.

Christian Hardtke lab

DCB - Department of Computational Biology

We are interested in applying computational methods and evolutionary modeling to test hypotheses about the evolution and adaptation of species using both genmic, phenotypic and ecological data.

Nicolas Salamin lab


We develop and apply methods for the integrative analysis of large-scale biological and clinical data, as well as small regulatory systems.

Sven Bergmann lab


We work on molecular genetics and genomics of hereditary retinal degeneration, an area of research that is a paradigm for both medical genetics and neurodegenerative conditions.

Carlo Rivolta lab


Our research by combines the predictive power of computational biology with extensive genetic and molecular analysis of candidates and aims to understand what are the contributions to homeostasis, phenotypic variation and disease of long noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs).

Ana Marques lab

DEE - Department of Ecology and Evolution
We try to understand how the interplay of population structure, trait architecture, and  selection affect evolutionnary processes. For this, we use different approaches, from theory and the development of statistical tools to data mining and field observations.

Jérôme Goudet lab

We link genome evolution with evolution of development, using bioinformatics.

Marc Robinson-Rechavi lab

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DMF - Department of Fundamental Microbiology

We study how the bacterial cell cycle is temporally and spatially regulated with a particular focus on the biology of the bacterial chromosome.

Justine Collier lab


We study microbial symbiosis with a focus on gut microbiota-host interactions. Our current work is centered on honey bees and related social bee species.

Philipp Engel lab


The Keel lab investigates molecular mechanisms used by root-colonizing beneficial bacteria to protect agricultural crop plants against pest insects and fungal pathogens.

Christoph Keel lab


The Martin lab studies how spatial intracellular organization controls cell growth and division, as well as cell-cell fusion during sexual reproduction.

Sophie Martin lab


The fundamental goal of my research is to understand how bacteria adapt to changing environmental conditions and how we can benefit from bacterial activities.

Jan van der Meer lab


Our group applies synthetic biology tools to build gene regulatory networks. We then use them to study their mechanisms, properties and evolution.

Yolanda Schearli lab


The Veening lab uses systems and synthetic biology approaches to study chromosome segregation, mechanisms of antibiotic resistance development, and noise in gene expression in the important opportunistic human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Jan-Willem Veening lab


Structural maintenances of chromosomes: We use the powerful genetics, biochemistry and cell biology of bacterial model organisms to elucidate conserved mechanisms of long-range chromosome organization and genome maintenance.

Stephan Gruber lab


IMUL - Institute of Microbiology

Molecular epidemiology of nosocomial infections.

Dominique Blanc lab


Mechanisms of the C. albicans pathogenic fungus adaptation to its host(s) during the course of infection.

Alix Coste lab


Genomics of Pneumocystis jirovecii, a fungus causing pneumonia in immuno-compromised humans.

Philippe Hauser lab


Other Departments

In the Bioinformatics Core Facility BCF of UniL-SIB we entertain a broad range of collaborations and of bioinformatics activities with a focus on statistical-epidemiological methodology for OMICS data and on applications in medicine and oncology (explorative analyses, prognostic and predictive biomarkers, personalized medicine).

Mauro Delorenzi lab - CHUV


Our laboratory develops fundamental, translational and clinical research focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of immune response to microorganisms in order to develop new diagnosis strategies, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

Thierry Roger lab - Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics


Development of statistical methods for the better understanding of the genetic architecture of complex traits.

Zoltan Kutalik lab - Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

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