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Traque aux maladies génétiques

La traque aux maladies génétiques s'intensifie

Lors de sa conception, l’enfant reçoit l’ADN de chacun de ses parents. Son propre génome est ainsi constitué par l’expression tant du génome maternel que paternel. Pourtant, certains gènes, environ 100 sur 20’000, n’expriment qu’un seul des deux génomes, l’autre restant silencieux dans la cellule. Il est connu que ces gènes, soumis à empreinte parentale, sont plus susceptibles de conduire à des maladies génétiques graves, à l’image des syndromes de Prader-Willi ou Angelman.

L’équipe du Prof. Stylianos Antonarakis, du Département de médecine génétique et développement de la Faculté de médecine, a mis au point une nouvelle technique, alliant biologie et bio-informatique, qui permet de détecter rapidement et avec exactitude les gènes à empreinte parentale exprimés dans chacun des types cellulaires qui constituent les organes humains. Une avancée capitale qui permettra plus tard de mieux comprendre et diagnostiquer les maladies génétiques. Cette étude est à lire dans la revue American Journal of Human Genetics.

Winners of the 4th PhD Salary Awards

4th iGE3 PhD Salary Awards - The final selection

We are proud to announce and congratulate the winners of the iGE3 PhD salary awards 2016 !

At the end of this 4th 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 5th iGE3 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at the Campus Biotech in Geneva.

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5th Annual Meeting of iGE3

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 • 9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
Campus Biotech - Auditorium
Geneva

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Program, registration:

Meeting 2016 website

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Event ID: meeting_2016
New registration deadline: Friday, November 4, 2016 – Evening

Organization:

Martine Collart and Thanos Halazonetis

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4th iGE3 PhD Salary Awards

For graduate students working in the laboratories of iGE3 faculty members

We are happy to announce the 4th round of the iGE3 PhD Salary Awards. Similar to the past three years, 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 4th round of the doctoral training support;
  • one application per laboratory will be accepted per call;
  • students from laboratories with awardees from last year are not eligible, i.e. lab of Profs Loewith, Milinkovitch, Montoya-Burgos, Murr, Riezman, Rodriguez and Zdobnov;
  • the announcement of the final selection will be made by Monday, October 17, 2016;
  • the successful applicants will present their project at the 5th iGE3 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2016;
  • the contracts will start on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

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

PhD Awards website

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Application deadline: Sunday, September 4, 2016

Further information: Nadia.Fraefel@unige.ch

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

! Registration is closed !

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iGE3 seminar - José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta

Gene regulation dynamics and chromatin architecture during development and evolution

 
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Prof. José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta
Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo
CSIC / Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Sevilla, Spain

Monday, April 11, 2016 – 12 h 15
Sciences III – Auditorium 1S059

Host: Denis Duboule

Winners of the 3rd PhD Salary Awards

3rd iGE3 PhD Salary Awards - The final selection

We are proud to announce and congratulate the winners of the iGE3 PhD salary awards 2015 !

At the end of this 3rd round of selection, 7 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 4th iGE3 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 2017, at the Campus Biotech in Geneva.

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4th Annual Meeting of iGE3

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 • 10 AM - 6 PM
Campus Biotech - Auditorium
Geneva

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Program, registration:

Meeting 2015 website

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Event ID: meeting_2015
New registration deadline: Friday, November 6, 2015 – Afternoon

Organization:

Robbie Loewith and Serge Nef

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iGE3 seminar - Stanislas Lyonnet

Non-coding genomic alterations in human development anomalies

 
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Stanislas Lyonnet, Professor
Imagine Institute & University Paris Descartes
& Department of Medical Genetics
at Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades
Paris, France

Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 14 h 15
CMU – Auditorium C150

Host: Stylianos E. Antonarakis
Information: Nema Bliggenstorfer (disabled)

Stanislas Lyonnet is Professor of Genetics at Paris Descartes University since 1995, and a clinical geneticist at Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades. As the principal investigator of an INSERM group (Genetics and embryology of malformations), founding member of the Imagine Institute, he has conducted several studies aiming to localize and identify the genes involved in inborn errors of development. He is the author or co-author of 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

He is responsible for the European Master of Genetics (Paris Descartes-Paris Diderot), and served as a member of the INSERM Scientific Advisory Board. He was responsible for launching the Rare Diseases Research Program of the French National Agency for Research (ANR). He is a section editor of the European Journal of Human Genetics, and a member of the editorial board of Human Molecular Genetics.

Stanislas Lyonnet was awarded the Jean Hamburger prize in 2006, the INSERM Research Prize in 2009, and the Collery Prize (National Academy of Medicine) in 2012. He was elected President of the European Society of Human Genetics in 2013.