We are pleased to welcome Pr Simon Braun as a new faculty member of the iGE3.
Simon Braun is an assistant professor at the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the Faculty of Medicine. The goal of his group is to understand what drives brain cell diversity during development, and its aim is to gain novel insights into neurodevelopmental disorders like autism.
Camilla Jandus is a tenure-track assistant professor at the Department of Pathology and Immunology of the Faculty of Medicine. Her group’s research focuses on investigating the role of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) and tumor-specific CD4 T cells in anti-tumor immunity, in order to optimize current strategies in immunotherapy.
Dominique Soldati-Favre is a professor at the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, and director of that department. She has been appointed by the UNIGE rectorate to his position of iGE3 director as of August 16, 2021. She replaces Prof. Emmanouil Dermitzakis who left the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the Medicine Faculty to join GlaxoSmithKline as Vice President for Computational Biology.
We would like to express to Dominique Soldati-Favre our best wishes for success in her new assignment within iGE3.
Marie Barberon is an assistant professor at the Department of Botany and Plant Biology of the Faculty of Science. Her group works on plant nutrition and development, and her research focuses particularly on nutrient transport in roots and plant adaptation to abiotic stresses.
Perrine Castets is an assistant professor at the Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism of the Faculty of Medicine. Her overall goal is to better understand the mechanisms underlying muscle homeostasis and to identify pathological changes triggering muscle decline in neuromuscular diseases and aging.
Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis is a professor at the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the Faculty of Medicine, and director of the Health 2030 Genome Center at the Campus Biotech. He has been appointed by the UNIGE rectorate to his position of iGE3 director as of October 1, 2020, in replacement of Prof. David Shore who retired from the Department of Molecular Biology of the Faculty of Science.
We wish Emmanouil Dermitzakis every success in his new responsibilities within iGE3, and David Shore a long and happy retirement !
Vladimir Katanaev is a professor at the Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism and the Center for Translational Research in Oncohaematology (CRTOH) of the Faculty of Medicine. His research focuses on oncogenic signaling pathways, particularly the Wnt⁄Frizzled signaling pathway, which is crucial for organism development, regulating stem cell proliferation, tissue regeneration, synapse formation, and, when misactivated, cancer.
Cem Gabay, professeur au Département de Médecine de la Faculté de Médecine de l’Université de Genève, médecin-chef du Service de Rhumatologie des HUG, succède au professeur Henri Bounameaux en tant que doyen de la Faculté de Médecine. Conjointement, il prend la fonction de directeur de l’enseignement et de la recherche des HUG. Cem Gabay exercera ce double mandat dès le 15 juillet 2019 pour une durée de 4 ans, entouré des membres du nouveau Décanat de la Faculté.
Cem Gabay est également membre d'iGE3, et nous le félicitons vivement pour cette nomination, en lui souhaitant plein succès dans l'exercice de ses nouvelles responsabilités.
Guillaume Andrey has recently joined the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the Faculty of Medicine as an assistant professor. His main research topic is the epigenetic control of developmental processes. More precisely his group aims to understand how epigenetic information, in particular the 3D organization of human and mouse genomes, instruct the development of organs and structures during embryogenesis.