Pei-Hsuan (Xuan) Wu is an assistant professor at the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the Faculty of Medicine. She is interested in the paternal contribution of PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) to early mouse embryogenesis. Her lab aims to understand the mechanism underlying the intergenerational role of paternal piRNAs and gain insight into how fathers impact the offspring through epigenetic mechanisms.
Camilla Bellone is an associate professor at the Department of Basic Neurosciences of the Faculty of Medicine. She uses various in vivo and in vitro techniques to study the neuronal mechanisms underlying social behavior in physiological conditions, and genetic mouse models related to psychiatric diseases to investigate the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying social behavioral deficits.
Simone Becattini is an assistant professor at the Department of Pathology and Immunology of the Faculty of Medicine. His main research topic is the gut microbiota. His laboratory is interested in understanding the intricate relationship existing between intestinal microbes and the host immune system, and in exploiting the underlying principles to fight infectious and inflammatory diseases.
Yamama Naciri is a curator at the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva, and a lecturer at the Department of Botany and Plant Biology of the Faculty of Science. His group aims at understanding the diversification of species and their evolutionary history at both the intra- and interspecific levels. Her research themes encompass species phylogeography with applications in conservation as well as species delimitation and relationships in different groups of plants using molecular markers, in addition to the traditional tools of morphology and/or anatomy.
Mathieu Perret is a curator at the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva, and a senior lecturer at the Department of Botany and Plant Biology of the Faculty of Science. His group applies and develops phylogenetic and genomic approaches to study the systematics and evolutionary history of plants. In particular, they contribute to reconstruct the plant tree of life and use this information to improve taxonomical classification, infer the tempo and mode of evolutionary radiations, and identify the genetic and ecological drivers of phenotypic changes.
Arnaud Didierlaurent is an assistant professor at the Department of Pathology and Immunology and the Center of Vaccinology of the Faculty of Medicine. His research focuses on understanding the role of innate immunity in vaccine response. He is also interested in exploring the mechanism of action of various vaccines technologies in animal models, and is involved in clinical research studies on respiratory viral infections through an affiliation to the Center for Emerging Viral Diseases of the HUG.
We are pleased to welcome Pr Georg Ehret as a new faculty member of the iGE3.
Georg Ehret is an assistant professor at the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, and an assistant physician at the Cardiology Division of the Geneva University Hospitals. His laboratory investigates cardiovascular traits and cardiovascular risk by genetic, clinical, and public-health approaches, with special attention paid on primary hypertension and blood lipids.
We are pleased to welcome Pr Simon Braun as a new faculty member of the iGE3.
Simon Braun is an assistant professor at the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the Faculty of Medicine. The goal of his group is to understand what drives brain cell diversity during development, and its aim is to gain novel insights into neurodevelopmental disorders like autism.
Camilla Jandus is a tenure-track assistant professor at the Department of Pathology and Immunology of the Faculty of Medicine. Her group’s research focuses on investigating the role of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) and tumor-specific CD4 T cells in anti-tumor immunity, in order to optimize current strategies in immunotherapy.
Dominique Soldati-Favre is a professor at the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, and director of that department. She has been appointed by the UNIGE rectorate to his position of iGE3 director as of August 16, 2021. She replaces Prof. Emmanouil Dermitzakis who left the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the Medicine Faculty to join GlaxoSmithKline as Vice President for Computational Biology.
We would like to express to Dominique Soldati-Favre our best wishes for success in her new assignment within iGE3.