The winners of the 2nd iGE3 PhD salary awards

Babatunde Ekundayo

Previous affiliation

Thomas Schalch Group – Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science

Nationality

Nigeria

Academic degrees

  • Master of Science in Molecular Medicine, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Bowen University, Osun, Nigeria, 2010

Date of thesis defense

October 27, 2017

Title of thesis

Structural and biochemical studies on DNA packaging and replication

Babatunde Ekundayo portrait

I am grateful to the IGE3 committee for selecting me for the salary award. I do feel honoured to be among the recipients of this award and I am thus encouraged to pursue my research with extra motivation and determination. I am also grateful to all members of Thomas Schalch lab, family and friends for support through the course of my PhD.

Babatunde Ekundayo

Schalch Group
Department of Molecular Biology
Sciences III - University of Geneva
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Group leader phone: +41 (0)22 379 61 27

Schalch Group website

Marco Garieri

Previous affiliation

Stylianos Antonarakis Group – Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, Faculty of Medicine

Nationality

Italy

Academic degrees

  • Master of Science in Mathematical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2012
  • Erasmus in Mathematics and Statistics, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2010

Date of thesis defense

March 19, 2018

Title of thesis

Dissecting the variability of molecular phenotypes in population cell line and single cells

Marco Garieri portrait

I am very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of the iGE3 PhD salary award.

I would like to thank my advisors Prof. Antonarakis and Prof. Dermitzakis and all the members of the two laboratories for the support and Prof. Halban for his grateful help.

Marco Garieri

Campus Biotech
Room 01.266.044
9, Chemin des Mines
CH – 1202 Geneva

Nikolaos Panousis

Previous affiliation

Emmanouil Dermitzakis Group – Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, Faculty of Medicine

Nationality:

Greece

Academic degrees

  • Master of Science in Bioinformatics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 2010
  • Degree in Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 2008

Date of thesis defense

June 20, 2017

Title of thesis

Omics Profiling to dissect complex disease

Nikolaos Panousis portrait

I am delighted and honored to receive the iGE3 PhD salary award for 2014. I would like to thank the selection committee for their recognition of my work and the iGE3 foundation for funding this award. This scholarship will greatly assist in continuing my research on discovering the causes and consequences of coronary heart disease in an ethnic specific manner and will encourage me to contribute more to the field of genetics and genomics.

Nikolaos Panousis

Daniel Gaffney Group
Wellcome Sanger Institute
Wellcome Genome Campus
Hinxton CB10 1SA
United Kingdom

Isabelle Stévant

Affiliation

Serge Nef Group – Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, Faculty of Medicine

Nationality

France

Academic degrees

  • Certification in Laboratory Animal Science, FELASA, 2013
  • Master in Biological System Modeling, University of Rennes 1, France, 2011
  • Bachelor in Biology, University of Rennes 1, France, 2009

Date of thesis defense

March 29, 2018

Title of thesis

Monitoring gonadal somatic cell differentiation during sex determination using single-cell RNA sequencing

Isabelle Stévant portrait

I am really grateful and honoured to have been selected for the iGE3 PhD salary awards. This encourages me to continue bringing my modest contribution to biomedical research and more importantly, to share it. I was always interested in dissecting mechanisms of gene expression and the iGE3 platform gave me the opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies such as Single-cell mRNA deep sequencing, allowing me to gather my two passions: biology and bioinformatics. I would also like to warmly thank the members of Serge Nef and Emmanouil Dermitzakis Labs and Christelle Borel for their support and their precious help.

Isabelle Stévant

Department of Genetic Medicine and Development
University of Geneva Medical School
Room E09.2750.C – 9th floor
1, rue Michel-Servet
CH – 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 52 22
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 52 60
Isabelle.Stevant@unige.ch

Nef Group website