Lausanne Genomics Days 2020

 

is an annual event sponsored by the University of Lausanne and the Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale (CUSO). This 2-day event will bring to Lausanne internationally renowned investigators to present and discuss the newest developments in genomics and genomic technologies and their impact on biological research. The format of the event has been updated in 2020, introducing presentations from UNIL laboratories, the objective being to share, stimulate the usage of, and promote the development of cutting edge genomics methods for the benefit of the whole UNIL community. The 2020 edition of the Lausanne Genomics Days will be held Monday and Tuesday February 10 and 11 in the Genopode Building of the University of Lausanne

 

February 10 & 11, 2020

University of Lausanne,Genopode Building, Auditorium C

 

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Monday February 10, 2020

 

09:30-10:00 Welcome and coffee in the Génopode hall

 

10:00-11:45 Translation regulation

Chair: Prof. Sven Bergmann - UNIL: Department of Computational Biology Keynote presentation

10:00 Prof. Tamir Tuller - Tel Aviv University, Israel

Computational deciphering and modelling of novel gene expression rules encoded in the mRNA

10:45 Dr. Anneke Brümmer (Prof. Sven Bergmann group) - UNIL: Department of Computational Biology

LincRNA sequences are biased to counteract their translation

11:00 Dr. Cédric Gobet (Prof. Felix Naef group) - EPFL

Modeling ribosome dwell times and relationships with aminoacyl-tRNAs in mouse liver

11:25 Prof. David Gatfield - UNIL: Center for Integrative Genomics

Transcriptome-wide sites of collided ribosomes reveal sequence determinants of translational pausing


11:45-13:00 Lunch in the Génopode hall


13:00-14:45 RNA processing

Chair: Dr. Julien Marquis - UNIL: Genomics Facility Keynote presentation

13:00 Prof. Stefan Ameres - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria

SLAMseq – Dissecting gene regulatory mechanisms by time-resolved RNA sequencing

13:45 Dr. Flora Brozzi (Prof. Romano Regazzi group) - Department of Fundamental Neurosciences (DNF)

RNA-tagging to unveil beta-cell/immune cell crosstalk in diabetes pathogenesis

14:05 Dr. Rodrigo Siqueira Reis (Prof. Yves Poirier group) - UNIL: Department of Plant Molecular Biology

Complex mRNA-antisense lncRNA interaction revealed by SHAPE-MaP

14:25 Lina Worpenberg (Prof. Jean Yves Roignant group) - UNIL: Center for Integrative Genomics

Shaping the nervous system by m6A mRNA modification


14:45-15:15 Coffee break in the Génopode hall


15:15-16:55 Gene editing

Chair: Prof. Julia Santiago Cuellar - UNIL: Department of Plant Molecular Biology Keynote presentation

15:15 Prof. Martin Jinek - University of Zurich, Switzerland

Molecular mechanisms of genome editors

15:55 Dr. Robertas Ursache (Prof. Niko Geldner group) - UNIL: Department of Plant Molecular Biology

CRISPR and the new age of genetic analysis in Arabidopsis

16:20 Dr. Lotte Spel (Prof. Fabio Martinon group) - UNIL: Department of Biochemistry

A functional genetics approach to dissect inflammasome activation


16:45 Apéro in the Génopode hall

 

Tuesday February 11, 2020

 

09:30-10:00 Welcome and coffee in the Génopode hall


10:00-11:45 Microbiome

Chair Prof. Philipp Engel - UNIL: Department of Fundamental microbiology Keynote presentation

10:00 Prof. Colin Hill - University College Cork, Ireland

A voyage through the gut virome

10:45 Dr. Kirsten Ellegaard (Prof. Philipp Engel group) - UNIL: Department of Fundamental microbiology

Getting quantitative on the Microbiome: vast differences in strain-level diversity among host-associated bacterial communities

11:05 Paddy Gibson (Prof. Jan-Willem Veening group) - UNIL: Department of Fundamental microbiology

Deciphering the origins of amoxicillin resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae through experimental evolution and NGS

11:25 Dr. Guillem Salazar Guiral - ETH: Microbiology

Disentangling the effects of gene expression changes and community turnover in the global ocean


11:45-13:30 Lunch in the Génopode hall


13:30-15:15 Evolution Session

Chair Prof. Tanja Schwander - UNIL: Department of Ecology and Evolution

13:30 Prof. Anne Roulin - UZH: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Transposable element evolution in small genomes What can we learn from population genomics in B. distachyon?

13:50 Jelisaveta Djordjevic (Prof. Tanja Schwander group) - UNIL: Department of Ecology and Evolution

Sexual conflict and the ontogeny of sex-biased gene expression in stick insects

14:10 Tom Kay (Prof. Laurent Keller group) - UNIL: Department of Ecology and Evolution

Position in the social network is a central driver of behavior and gene expression in ants

Keynote presentation

14:30 Prof Detlev Arendt - EMBL Heidelberg

Evolution of neurons and of the nervous system