The winners of the 8th iGE3 PhD salary awards

Olimpia Bompadre

Affiliation

Guillaume Andrey Group - Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, Faculty of Medicine

Nationality

Italy

Academic degrees

  • Master of Biological Sciences in Genetics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2018
  • Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Genetics, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2017

Title of PhD project

Chromatin structure-driven control of morphogenesis

Olimpia Bompadre portrait

I am very grateful to the iGE3 committee for selecting me and my project for this award. I am honoured and delighted to be part of this program that has been continuously supporting PhD students in their research. This award strengthens my commitment to expand my research on chromatin structure support of enhancer-promoter communication at developmental genes that ultimately defines normal or pathological morphogenesis. I want to thank my supervisor Prof. Guillaume Andrey for the support and the guidance through my PhD and this project, which truly summarises my long-standing interest in developmental genetics. I would finally also thank my colleagues in the lab for their help, advice and for creating a stimulating working atmosphere.

Olimpia Bompadre

Department of Genetic Medicine and Development
University of Geneva Medical School
Room E09.3359.A - 9th floor
1, rue Michel-Servet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 57 11
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 57 06
Olimpia.Bompadre@unige.ch

Andrey Group web pages

Lena Hyvärinen

Affiliation

Luis Lopez-Molina Group - Department of Botany and Plant Biology, Faculty of Science

Nationality

Switzerland

Academic degrees

  • Master in Molecular Plant Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2018
  • Bachelor in Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2016

Title of PhD project

Temperature regulation of apoplastic barriers in Arabidopsis seeds

Lena Hyvärinen portrait

I was really surprised and incredulous to learn that my application was among the ones selected for the 8th iGE3 PhD Salary award. I wrote my project having in mind that it was a good exercice to lay out my ideas and have a more structured view on my thesis. This award came as the cherry on the cake! I really appreciate that the commitee was receptive to my scientific approach and the problematic that I am rising up. This very concrete support encourages and strengthens the pursuit of my thesis.

Lena Hyvärinen

Department of Botany and Plant Biology
Sciences III - University of Geneva
Room 1069A - 1st floor
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 34 16
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 31 07
Lena.Hyvarinen@unige.ch

Lopez-Molina Group web pages

Audrey Noireterre

Affiliation

Françoise Stutz Group - Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science

Nationality

France

Academic degrees

  • Engineer Diploma in Biotechnology, ESBS, University of Strasbourg, France, 2017
  • Master in High Throughput Biotechnology, ESBS, University of Strasbourg, France, 2017
  • Technical University Degree in Biology and Environment, IUT Louis Pasteur, University of Strasbourg
    Schiltigheim, France, 2014

Title of PhD project

Regulation of DNA-Protein Crosslinks repair by the Cullin E3-ubiquitin ligase Rtt101 in S. cerevisiae

Audrey Noireterre portrait

I feel sincerely honored that my application was selected for the iGE3 PhD salary award. This prize is a great opportunity to motivate students in pursuing genetic and genomic driven research, and I am sure this will push my research project forward and will help to understand better the mechanisms associated with DNA repair. I would also like to express my gratitude towards Pre Françoise Stutz as well as all the laboratory members.

Audrey Noireterre

Department of Cell Biology
Sciences III - University of Geneva
Stutz Group - 1st floor
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 30 46
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 64 42
Audrey.Noireterre@unige.ch

Stutz Group web pages

Emilie Trachsel

Affiliation

Patrick Viollier Group - Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Nationality

Switzerland

Academic degrees

  • Master in Molecular Microbiology, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2018
  • Bachelor in Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2016

Title of PhD project

Bacteria body armor protecting Pseudomonas aeruginosa within the cystic fibrosis lung microbiome: a genome-wide analysis by negative selection

Emilie Trachsel portrait

I am extremely happy and grateful to receive this reward, I would like to thank the iGE3 committee to have accepted my candidature and to support me for this project. This award will allow me to explore the genetic determinants that protect Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells towards Staphylococcus aureus, two competing members of the lung microbiome of cystic fibrosis patients.
I would also like to thank my supervisor and my PI for giving me the chance to work on this exciting subject.

Emilie Trachsel

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine
University of Geneva Medical School
Viollier Group - Building A, 8th floor
1, rue Michel-Servet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4