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iGE3 seminar - Detlef Weigel

Origin and consequences of (epi)genetic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana and relatives

 
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Detlef Weigel, PhD
Director of the Molecular Biology Department
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
Tübingen, Germany

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – 16 h 15
Sciences II – Auditorium A100

Host: Luis Lopez-Molina

Dr Detlef Weigel is a world-renowned plant biologist and currently director of the Department of Molecular Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen.

Working with the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana, Dr Weigel has made seminal contributions to our understanding of the onset of flowering, but also flower development itself, notably with the discovery of the flower regulator LEAFY and the flower inducer FT. Furthermore, Dr Weigel demonstrated the importance of microRNAs for plant development notably by isolating the first microRNA mutant in Arabidopsis.

More recently, Dr Weigel has pioneered the use of massively parallel sequencing (Illumina) to study genetic variation in the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana and to address more general plant evolution issues. Dr Weigel's group built the first haplotype map outside mammals and generated comprehensive whole-genome databases for numerous Arabidopsis accessions (e.g. the 1001 Genomes project). This notably allowed the research community to conduct genome-wide association studies (GWAS). More recently, Dr Weigel's group has become interested in how epistatic interactions lead to plant autoimmune responses (hybrid necrosis).

Winners of the 2nd PhD Salary Awards

2nd iGE3 PhD Salary Awards - The final selection

We are proud to announce and congratulate the winners of the iGE3 PhD salary awards 2014 !

At the end of this 2nd round of selection, 4 PhD awards could be given to graduate students working in the laboratories of iGE3 faculty members for the quality of their application.

The winners are:

The awardees have presented their project during the 3rd iGE3 Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Louis-Jeantet Foundation in Geneva.

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3rd Annual Meeting of iGE3

Thursday, November 13, 2014 • 10 AM - 6 PM
Louis-Jeantet Foundation - Auditorium
Geneva

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Program, registration:

Meeting 2014 website

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Event ID: meeting_2014
Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Organization:

David Shore and Pedro Herrera

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2nd iGE3 PhD Salary Awards

For graduate students working in the laboratories of iGE3 faculty members

We are happy to announce the 2nd round of the iGE3 PhD Salary Awards. Similar to last year, these stipends will be given competitively to graduate students working in the laboratories of iGE3 members, for projects with a strong genetics or genomics component.

The graduate students have to be in the 2nd or 3rd year of their studies, and the salary awards will be provided for 2 years, non-renewable. The final selection will be made by an external (non-UNIGE) advisory board. The stipends should be acknowledged in publications as iGE3 PhD Student Awards.

Please note:

  • up to 4 PhD awards could be given in this 2nd round of the doctoral training support;
  • one application per laboratory will be accepted per call;
  • the final selection will be made by by Sunday, October 19, 2014;
  • the successful applicants will present their project at the 3rd iGE3 Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2014;
  • the contracts will start on Monday, December 1, 2014.

The application must be completed online. Please follow this address:

PhD Awards website

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Application deadline: Sunday, September 21, 2014

Further information: Nema.Bliggenstorfer@unige.ch (disabled)

The iGE3 Executive Board (S.E. Antonarakis, E.T. Dermitzakis, D. Duboule, D. Picard, W. Reith)

! Registration is closed !

Winners of the 1st PhD Salary Awards

1st iGE3 PhD Salary Awards - The final selection

We are proud to announce and congratulate the winners of the iGE3 PhD salary awards 2013 !

At the end of this 1st round of selection, 6 PhD awards could be given to graduate students working in the laboratories of iGE3 faculty members for the quality of their application.

The winners are:

The awardees have presented their project during the 2nd iGE3 Annual Meeting on Monday, December 9, 2013, at the Louis-Jeantet Foundation in Geneva.

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2nd Annual Meeting of iGE3

Monday, December 9, 2013 • 2 PM - 6 PM
Louis-Jeantet Foundation - Auditorium
Geneva

Inauguration of the iGE3 PhD Student Salary Awards

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Program, registration:

Meeting 2013 website

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Event ID: meeting_2013
Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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1st iGE3 PhD Salary Awards

For graduate students working in the laboratories of iGE3 faculty members

The iGE3 (Institute of Genetics and Genomics of Geneva) with the generous help of the Rector’s office and the encouragement of the Deans of the Faculties of Medicine and Sciences is proud to announce the iGE3 graduate students salary awards.

These stipends will be given competitively to graduate students working in the laboratories of iGE3 faculty members, for projects with a strong genetics or genomics component. The graduate students should be in the 2nd or 3rd year of their studies, and these salaries will be provided for 2 years, non-renewable. The amount will be set according to the current regulations of the University of Geneva. The final selection will be made by an external (non-UNIGE) advisory board. The stipends should be acknowledged as iGE3 graduate student awards.

Please note:

  • up to 6 PhD awards could be given in the first phase of this doctoral training support;
  • no more than one application per laboratory will be accepted per call;
  • the 5 members of the Executive Board will not compete for the salary awards in this first call.

The application must be completed online. Please follow this link:

PhD Awards website

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Application deadline: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Further information: Nema.Bliggenstorfer@unige.ch (disabled)

The iGE3 Executive Board (S.E. Antonarakis, E.T. Dermitzakis, D. Duboule, D. Picard, W. Reith)

! Registration is closed !