The winners of the 7th iGE3 PhD salary awards

Ridouane Achargui

Affiliation

Christian Lüscher Group - Department of Basic Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine

Nationality

France

Academic degrees

  • Master in Neuroscience, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 2016
  • Bachelor in Biology-Chemistry, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 2014

Title of PhD project

Transcriptomic and epigenetic basis of addiction vulnerability

Ridouane Achargui portrait

I feel sincerely honored and profoundly grateful that my application was chosen for the iGE3 PhD salary award. This is a great source of motivation to keep striving and working hard to push my research project forward. I will make the best of this opportunity to pursue, with even more dedication, my investigations on the transcriptomic and epigenetic basis of addiction vulnerability. I want to deeply thank the IGE3 committee for placing its trust in me and for providing such opportunity and support every year. I also want to express sincerely my gratitude to my supervisor Christian Lüscher for giving me the opportunity to work in his lab on such a fascinating and crucial subject, and for being such a good mentor and support. My thanks also go to all my lab members that are a real source of inspiration in my continuous professional and personal growth. Finally, I want to thank my family for their never-ending love and support.

Ridouane Achargui

Department of Basic Neurosciences
University of Geneva Medical School
Room D08.1555.A - 8th floor
1, rue Michel-Servet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 54 37
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 54 02
Ridouane.Achargui@unige.ch

Lüscher Group web pages

Laura Iglesias

Affiliation

Brigitte Galliot Group - Department of Genetics and Evolution, Faculty of Science

Nationality

Spain

Academic degrees

  • Master in Biology, option Genetics, Development and Evolution, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2017
  • Bachelor in Genetics, University of Barcelona, Spain, 2016

Title of PhD project

Control of Hydra regeneration: the role of Sp5, an evolutionarily-conserved repressor of Wnt/β-catetin signaling

Laura Iglesias portrait

I am very grateful to the iGE3 committee for selecting me for this student salary award. This award encourages me to continue pursue my PhD on the direction of understanding the genetics underlying Hydra regeneration. In addition, I also would like to thank Prof. Brigitte Galliot for providing me the opportunity to work on such an interesting project and to all the members of the lab for their constant support.

Laura Iglesias Ollé

Department of Genetics and Evolution
Sciences III - University of Geneva
Room 4047A - 4th floor
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 67 99
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 33 40
Laura.IglesiasOlle@unige.ch

Galliot Group web pages

Lingyun Li

Affiliation

Ramesh Pillai Group - Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science

Nationality

China

Academic degrees

  • Masters in Protein Biochemistry and in Structural Biology, SIAIS, ShanghaiTech University, SIBCB, UCAS, China, 2016 & 2017
  • Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China, 2014

Title of PhD project

Deciphering the role of m6A RNA modifications in mammalian fertility

Lingyun Li portrait

It is a great honor to me to receive this iGE3 PhD salary award. I am so glad and proud. First, I would like to thank the iGE3 committee for choosing my project. With this generous support, I could continue my studies in Geneva to investigate the molecular mechanism of RNA modifications in gene regulation and mammalian fertility. Second, I want to thank my supervisor, Ramesh who gives the opportunity to join the lab and his support as well as all the members from our amazing team.

Lingyun Li

Department of Molecular Biology
Sciences III - University of Geneva
Room 3049A - 3rd floor
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 61 85
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 68 68
Lingyun.Li@unige.ch

Pillai Group web pages

Quentin Lo Giudice

Affiliation

Denis Jabaudon Group - Department of Basic Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine

Nationality

France

Academic degrees

  • Master in Bioinformatics - University Paris-7 Denis Diderot, France, 2014
  • Bachelor in Bioinformatics/Biostatistics - University Grenoble Alpes & University Paris-7 Denis Diderot, France, 2012

Title of PhD project

Intrinsic and extrinsic control of progenitor transcriptional dynamics in the developing thalamus

Quentin Lo Giudice portrait

I feel deeply honored to receive this prestigious award. I want to express my gratitude to the executive and external advisory boards of the Institute of Genetics and Genomics of Geneva for giving me this great opportunity that will allow me to pursue my project on transcriptional heterogeneity of the developing thalamic progenitors and the epigenetic mechanisms leading to their final neuronal fates. This work will, I hope, contribute to a better understanding of genomics aspects in neuroscience, an objective now reachable thanks to the trust that IGE3 committee members have placed in me and my project. Finally, I would like to thank my mentors and supervisors Pierre Fabre and Denis Jabaudon as well as my colleagues for their teaching, advices and support that prepared me to meet the challenges of this exciting scientific odyssey.

Quentin Lo Giudice

Department of Basic Neurosciences
University of Geneva Medical School
Room C07.2141.A - 7th floor
1, rue Michel Servet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 41 67
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 54 02
Quentin.Logiudice@unige.ch

Jabaudon Group web pages

Matteo Lunghi

Affiliation

Dominique Soldati-Favre Group - Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Nationality

Italy

Academic degrees

  • Master in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy, 2015
  • Bachelor in Biotechnology, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy, 2014

Title of PhD project

A genome-scale genetic screen in Toxoplasma gondii to identify genes involved in the apicomplexan transporters of vitamins B5 and B6

Matteo Lunghi portrait

I am very grateful to have received the IGE3 PhD salary award. I am very excited to continue my studies on the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii under the supervision of Prof. Dominique Soldati-Favre. Thanks to genome-wide forward genetic screens, I will be able to identify vitamin transporters essential for the establishment of Toxoplasma infection. This award gives me confidence in the quality of my research and of my ideas, and will be essential for the development of my scientific career.

Matteo Lunghi

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine
University of Geneva Medical School
Room A09.2920.A - 9th floor
1, rue Michel-Servet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 56 75
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 57 02
Matteo.Lunghi@unige.ch

Soldati-Favre Group web pages

Ambra Sartori

Affiliation

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

Nationality

Switzerland

Academic degrees

  • Master in Biology and Human Evolution, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, 2016
  • Bachelor in Biotechnology, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy, 2013

Title of PhD project

Investigating atherosclerosis progression through single-cell transcriptional profiling of CD45+ immune cells of the atherosclerotic plaque

Ambra Sartori portrait

I feel delighted and honored to have been selected for the iGE3 PhD salary award and have the opportunity to continue my research on the investigation of atherosclerosis progression with a single cell approach. I sincerely would like to thank the committee for their interest in my project, my supervisor Prof. Emmanouil Dermitzakis for his constant support and all the lab members for their precious advices.

Ambra Sartori

Department of Genetic Medicine and Development
Campus Biotech
Room 01.266.044
9, chemin des Mines
CH - 1202 Geneva

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 46 24
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 57 06
Ambra.Sartori@unige.ch

Dermitzakis Group website