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2019 Louis-Jeantet Symposium

RNA in the balance: between translation and decay

The eighth edition of the Louis-Jeantet Symposium will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Auditorium Alex-F. Müller / A250 of the CMU in Geneva, on the topics of RNA in the balance: between translation and decay.

This edition will be organised by two Louis-Jeantet prize winners: Elena Conti, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich, and Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.

Access to the Symposium is free, upon registration.

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User symposium

iGE3 Genomics Platform user meeting

The next user symposium proposed by the Genomics Platform of iGE3 will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019, in room A04.2906 of the CMU, building A.

This event will feature speakers who will present their findings and experiences in using the services of the iGE3 Genomics Platform. The meeting will also be an opportunity to meet specialists from Thermo Fisher Scientific and Illumina for a presentation and discussion on the latest technological advances and solutions.

  • Attendance is free, but registration is required.
  • Registration: send an email to
  • Host: Mylene Docquier
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Journée Genevoise de l’Alzheimer

L’Association Suisse pour la Recherche sur l’Alzheimer (APRA) et l’Association Alzheimer Genève unissent à nouveau leurs forces pour vous proposer la 4ème Journée Genevoise de l’Alzheimer, qui se tiendra le mardi 17 septembre 2019 à l'Auditoire Marcel Jenny des HUG à Genève de 16 h à 20 h.

Cette édition présentera les dernières pistes de recherche sur la maladie d'Alzheimer et le vieillissement cérébral, et discutera les meilleures façons de soutenir les patients et d'accompagner les proches-aidants.

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2nd Symposium for Emerging Viral Diseases

Understanding emerging viral diseases and their public health impact

In this symposium, that will take place on April 10, 11 and 12, 2019 at the Campus Biotech in Geneva, the Geneva Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases (GCEVD) aims to cover the complete picture of the exciting topic of virus emergence, and the challenges that arise from it. The program is enriched with clinical cases, real-life scenarios, lessons from the field, but also specific basic research findings on emerging viruses of high interest, all delivered by international top experts in the field.

The symposium is of interest for a broad range of health specialists working in the field of emerging viruses, such as clinicians, researchers from the Life Science field and public health specialists, PhD and medical students, as well as policy makers and organizations.

  • Registration deadline: April 8, 2019
  • Organisation: Laurent Kaiser & Isabella Eckerle
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The Human Microbiota & Brain Diseases - 3rd Edition

Therapeutic targets

The past two years have seen an exponential increase of lay and scientific publications on the effects of the trillions small guests that each of us more or less willingly hosts even in the most secluded and intimate folds and holes of our body. High time, given that the power house of eukaryotic cells, mitochondria, are but ancient bacteria.

The 3rd edition of the Human Microbiota & Brain Diseases conference, that will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Auditorium Marcel Jenny of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), from 13 h 30 to 19 h 30, aims to update physicians and scientists on the latest discoveries on the role of the gut microbiata in neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Organisation: Giovanni B. Frisoni, Jacques Schrenzel & Mirko Trajkovski
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Inauguration du Centre de Génomique Médicale

Une expertise multidisciplinaire au service des patients

Les maladies génétiques sont souvent complexes. La mission du Centre de Génomique Médicale (CGEM) est de mettre à la disposition du patient une structure multidisciplinaire pour des diagnostics plus rapides et des traitements plus précis.

Lors de cet événement, qui se tiendra le jeudi 28 février 2019, à l'Auditoire Marcel Jenny des HUG, de 13 h 30 à 17 h 30, vous pourrez découvrir la richesse et l’utilité médicale des différentes interactions multidisciplinaires qui seront présentées, et échanger de manière informelle avec les différents spécialistes des disciplines engagées.

Ce nouveau centre sera présenté par son directeur le Prof. Marc Abramowicz, chef du Service de médecine génétique, HUG, membre d'iGE3.

  • Entrée libre à l'inauguration.
  • Inscription nécessaire au colloque scientifique.
  • Un cocktail clôturera l'événement.
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Feeding the microbiota - Cancer, immunity and microbiota

Nutrition and Microbiota - 4th Symposium GE-VD

Recent studies implicate the microbiota of the digestive tract in the development and progression of diseases. Thus, there is a growing interest to modulate the microbiota to improve health state. This yearly symposium aims at highlighting the impact of nutrition on microbiota and the subsequent potential for prevention and treatment of diseases.

The symposium will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the Auditorium Marcel Jenny of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), from 13 h to 18 h.

  • Registration is free.
  • Organisation: Jacques Schrenzel & Laurence Genton Graf
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Découvrez vos outils de recherche

Venez à la rencontre du personnel des services facultaires et découvrez les nouveaux outils de recherche biomédicale en visitant les plateformes techniques de la Faculté de médecine.

Matinée de présentation

Présentation des plateformes de la Faculté de médecine et de la Faculté des sciences
Vendredi 9 novembre 2018 - 9 h à 14 h
CMU - Auditoire J.-L. Reverdin / B02.2526

Après-midi de visite

Visites de 10 plateformes techniques
Vendredi 9 novembre 2018 - 14 h à 17 h
Sur inscription

  • Réservé aux collaborateurs de l’UNIGE
  • Délai d'inscription aux visites: 5 novembre 2018
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2018 Symposium on Metabolism

Symposium of the Faculty Diabetes Center

The Diabetes Center of the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine and G2L2 organize the 2018 Symposium on Metabolism on Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Geneva University Hospitals, Auditorium Marcel-Jenny. This meeting will focus on the circadian clocks in metabolism and diabetes, islet cells and diabetes, liver physiology and pathophysiology, and other aspects of metabolism and diabetes.

  • Registration is required and free.
  • Registration deadline: October 10, 2018
  • Organization: Roberto Coppari, Charna Dibner, Pedro Herrera, Francesco Negro, Valérie Schwitzgebel-Luscher, Ildiko Szanto
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2018 Louis-Jeantet Symposium

Proteomics and structural biology

The seventh edition of the Louis-Jeantet Symposium will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the CMU in Geneva, on the topics of proteomics and structural biology.

This edition will be organised by two Louis-Jeantet prize winners: Matthias Mann, Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich, and Kurt Wüthrich, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, and ETH Zurich.