Lemanic animal facility network (resal)

What is Resal?

The resal (lemanic animal facilities network) is an organized network of the academic institutions of Vaud and Geneva (Polytechnical Federal School of Lausanne, University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, University Hospital of Vaud and University Hospital of Geneva). All those institutions conduct advanced biomedical research. Some scientific projects involving animal experimentation, those institutions signed a convention establishing the network, aiming at coordinate and optimize all activities related to animal experimentation, such as education, managment of animal facilities and communication. Common objective is to offer to the researchers optimal ressources in terms of quality, quantity and proximity

Since its establishment in 2004, resal groups the following animal facilities:

  • Animal facitlity of Life Science Faculty of EPFL at Ecublens
  • Animal facilities of  UNIL at Dorigny, Bugnon and Epalinges
  • Animal facilities of CHUV at Bugnon, Epalinges and Cery
  • Animal facilities of UNIGE at CMU and Sciences
  • Animal facility of HUG at CMU
  • Animal facility of Campus Biotech 


Resal is composed of:

  • Strategic board
  • Executive committee

1. Representatives of Strategic Board

Name Institution Function
Prof. Didier Trono EPFL President
Prof. Nicolas Fasel UNIL
Prof. Thierry Pedrazzini CHUV
Prof. Denis Duboule UNIGE
Prof. Léo Bühler HUG

2. Representatives of Executive Committee

Name Institution Function
Dr med vet Laure Sériot UNIL/CHUV President
Mr Pierre Bonnaventure UNIGE/HUG
Dr Sc. Xavier Warot EPFL

A coordinator ensures daily managment of resal activities

Name resal Function
Dr Sc. Fabienne Chabaud Coordinator
CHUV-Epalinges - CLEB 01 101 - Av. des Boveresses 155 - CH-1011 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 314 68 16
Fax +41 21 314 67 03
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) Ludwig Cancer Research Université de Genève Université de Lausanne École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)