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Lausanne Genomics Days 2019


7-8 février 2019


Dr Julien Marquis, UNIL
Prof. Tanja Schwander, UNIL
Prof. Julia Santiago Cuellar, UNIL
Prof. Philipp Engel, UNIL
Dr Sheila Unger, CHUV
Prof. Alexandre Reymond, UNIL


Stefan Ameres, IMBA in Vienna
Youssef Belkhadir, GMI in Vienna
Laura Florez, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Elvire Gouze, Institut de Biologie Valrose
Malik Harmit, Fred Hutchinson
Ute Kraemer, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Richard Neher, Biozentrum Basel
Patrik Nosil, CNRS Montpellier
Katie Peichel, UNIBE
Anita Rauch, University of Zurich
Anja Spang, NIOZ, the Netherlands
Quitterie Venot, Institut Necker Enfants Malades, Paris


Series of seminars from internationally renown speakers overing a broad spectrum of genetics and genomics topics. Common lunches students-speakers will be organized to promote networking discussions and exchanges between the participants and the experts in the field.


Thursday February 7, 2019

09:00 Anja Spang (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, Netherlands)
Archaea - Their expanding diversity and role in key evolutionary events

09:45 Richard Neher (Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland)
Tracking infectious disease and drug resistance using whole genome sequencing

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Laura Florez (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany)
Genomic clues to chemical defense in bacterial symbionts of a beetle

11:45 Malik Harmit (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA)
Genetic conflicts during meiosis shape centromeres and species

12:30 LUNCH (sandwiches and drinks provided in Exhibition Hall)

14:00 Patrik Nosil (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France)
Predictability of genome evolution during adaptation

14:45 Catherine Peichel (University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland)
Genomics of adaptation and speciation in sticklebacks



Friday February 8, 2019

09:00 Youssef Belkhadir (Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna, Austria)
Molecular logic in large-scale receptor-receptor interaction networks

09:45 Ute Kraemer (Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany)
Plant adaptation to local soil composition

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Stefan Ameres (Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria)
Time resolved RNA sequencing provides insights into the molecular basis of gene regulation

11:45 Elvire Gouze (Institut de Biologie Valrose, Nice, France)
Development of a biotherapy for achondroplasia

12:30 LUNCH (sandwiches and drinks provided in Exhibition Hall)

14:00 Anita Rauch (University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)
Tracing the missing heritability in neurodevelopmental disorders

14:45 Quitterie Venot (Institut Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France)
Molecular targeted therapy in PIK3CA related overgrowth syndrome (PROS)




University of Lausanne, Génopode, Auditorium C


PhD students of Microbiologie are eligible for reimbursement of occurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) with the reimbursement form to Andrea Bshary (


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