News & events - Topic : Symposia

Chronological order of publication in this website

Nutrition and Microbiota Symposium banner

Feeding the microbiota
Gut microbiota, obesity and metabolic diseases

Nutrition and Microbiota - 6th Symposium GE-VD

This yearly symposium aims at highlighting the impact of nutrition on microbiota and the subsequent potential for prevention and treatment of diseases. Mounting evidence implicates 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.

The symposium will take place on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at the Auditorium Marcel Jenny of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), from 13 h to 17 h 15. Due to the sanitary situation the congress is only online in 2021.

  • Registration is free but mandatory.
  • Organisation: Jacques Schrenzel & Laurence Genton Graf
Bannière 5ème symposium HUG-CHUV

Neuro-Covid, complications neurologiques
du virus SARS-CoV-2

5ème symposium annuel de neurologie HUG-CHUV

Le 5ème symposium HUG-CHUV de neurologie aura lieu le 15 décembre 2020 de 9 h 15 à 13 h à l’Auditoire Marcel-Jenny des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, en présentiel et en visioconférence, sur inscription. On y abordera les différentes complications neurologiques du virus, parmi lesquelles les troubles neurocomportementaux, les complications neuroimmunologiques, les accidents vasculaires cérébraux, les atteintes du système nerveux périphériques.

Comme les enjeux autour du COVID-19 ont été l’objet de plusieurs controverses, ce symposium s’articulera autour de présentations de type débat⁄controverse ou classiques animées par des orateurs hospitalo-universitaires des HUG et du CHUV.

Bannière Journée Genevoise de l’Alzheimer

Journée Genevoise de l′Alzheimer

La 5ème Journée Genevoise de l′Alzheimer, proposée par l′Association Suisse pour la Recherche sur l′Alzheimer (APRA) et l′Association Alzheimer Genève, se tiendra le lundi 28 septembre 2020 de 18 h à 19 h 15. Elle aura lieu en visio⁄audio-conférence chez vous, au bureau, au parc... là où vous le souhaitez, au moyen de l′application GoToMeeting.

Cette édition fera le point sur la recherche et l′innovation sur la maladie d′Alzheimer et le vieillissement cérébral au Centre de la Mémoire des HUG.

Louis-Jeantet Foundation banner

2020 Louis-Jeantet Symposium

Cells and pathways of the immune system

The ninth edition of the Louis-Jeantet Symposium will take place virtually on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, on the topics of cells and pathways of the immune system.

This edition will be organised by two Louis-Jeantet prize winners: Antonio Lanzavecchia, Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare, Milan, Italy, and Caetano Reis e Sousa, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK.

Access to the webinar is free and does not require registration.

Nutrition and Microbiota Symposium banner

Feeding the microbiota - Nutrition and microbiota

5th Symposium GE-VD - Gut microbiota and aging

This yearly symposium aims at highlighting the impact of nutrition on microbiota and the subsequent potential for prevention and treatment of diseases. Recent studies suggest that the gut microbiota changes with age and could be involved in age-associated diseases and conditions. It is therefore tempting to hypothesize that nutrition could modulate the gut microbiota, subsequently influence the immune system and finally impact on age-associated diseases and conditions.

The symposium will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the Auditorium Marcel Jenny of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), from 13 h to 17 h 30.

  • Registration is free but mandatory.
  • Organisation: Jacques Schrenzel & Laurence Genton Graf
Bannière conférence Du VIH au Prix Nobel

Du VIH au Prix Nobel

Parcours d'une scientifique d'exception

Pre Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Institut National Français de Recherche Médicale et de Santé (INSERM) et Institut Pasteur
Paris, France
Lauréate du Prix Nobel de physiologie ou médecine 2008

Conférence de clôture donnée dans le cadre du symposium scientifique HIV and the Body, organisé par Pre Alexandra Calmy, Faculté de Médecine de l'UNIGE et HUG.

Jeudi 12 décembre 2019 - 17 h 30
Hôtel Warwick
14, rue de Lausanne
1201 Genève

  • Entrée gratuite sur inscription uniquement.
  • Information: facmed@unige.ch
2020 International Symposium on Chemical Biology banner

2020 International Symposium on Chemical Biology

Bringing together the leading scientists in chemical biology

The NCCR Chemical Biology is organising the 2020 International Symposium on Chemical Biology to be held from January 22 to 24, 2020 at the Campus Biotech in Geneva. This international meeting of high scientific calibre will bring together leading scientists to feature the latest advances within the broad field of Chemical Biology and foster an open and dynamic dialogue.

The symposium will cover topics around the engineering of proteins and small molecules, chemogenetic and optogenetic technologies for probing molecular and cellular interactions, technologies to probe active molecules in their native environment, etc. Three hundred participants from Switzerland and neighbouring countries are expected to attend.

User symposium banner

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 Mylene.Docquier@unige.ch.
  • Host: Mylene Docquier