MSc position in Circadian Endocrinology Lab

A MSc position is available in the laboratory of Pr Charna Dibner

Division of Thoracic and Endocrine Surgery - HUG
Department of Surgery & Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism
Diabetes Centre & iGE3
Faculty of Medicine - University of Geneva

The Dibner’s group studies the impact of biological clocks on metabolism, with particular focus on the roles of circadian oscillator in pancreatic islet and skeletal muscle function in physiology, and in etiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

We are looking for an ambitious MSc candidate, highly motivated and responsible, for the recently launched project, focusing on the interplay between the circadian clocks and eating patterns in patients with cardio-metabolic diseases. This patient-oriented project in the Dibner’s lab will center upon the work with human primary cell cultures, offering the candidate an opportunity to acquire the conceptual vision and methodological approaches related to primary cell culture, biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as state-of-the-art approaches to chronobiology. This multidisciplinary study will be conducted in a close collaboration with clinical endocrinologists, nutritionists, bioinformaticians, and geneticists, thus offering unconstrained possibilities for introduction to wider fields and expertises, and networking opportunities. Participation in alternative research projects undertaken in the laboratory can be considered, depending on the applicant’s interests. Excellent French level will be a plus.

Please send a complete CV including research interests, with a letter of motivation to:

Master student projects at the CMU - UNIGE

Laboratory of Prof. Marguerite Neerman-Arbez
Department of Genetic Medicine and Development
Faculty of Medicine

Translational research on disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis

We are looking for highly motivated master students in Biology or Biomedical Sciences interested in translating results obtained from basic medical science studies into better knowledge of patient phenotypes and personnalised treatments.

We are studying genetic disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis, applying the results of whole exome sequencing and functional analyses in transfected cells, zebrafish animal models and patient samples towards a personalised approach to treat these disorders. Our main interest is in fibrinogen deficiencies, both quantitative and qualitative. We investigate the molecular mechanisms by which fibrinogen gene mutations lead to disease and other mechanisms influencing the variable phenotypes of patients, including modifying gene polymorphisms. Finally, we are studying novel mechanisms determining fibrinogen levels in the circulation, a project which is clinically relevant since a high fibrinogen level is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Interested students should contact by email:

Master, PhD and post-doctoral positions

Various iGE3 members
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  • PhD students - Post-doctoral fellows - Marcos González-Gaitán Group, Faculty of ScienceAnnouncement
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  • PhD students - Post-doctoral fellows - Florian Steiner Group, Faculty of ScienceAnnouncement
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