Perrine Castets is an assistant professor at the Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism of the Faculty of Medicine. Her overall goal is to better understand the mechanisms underlying muscle homeostasis and to identify pathological changes triggering muscle decline in neuromuscular diseases and aging.
Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis is a professor at the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the Faculty of Medicine, and director of the Health 2030 Genome Center at the Campus Biotech. He has been appointed by the UNIGE rectorate to his position of iGE3 director as of October 1, 2020, in replacement of Prof. David Shore who retired from the Department of Molecular Biology of the Faculty of Science.
We wish Emmanouil Dermitzakis every success in his new responsibilities within iGE3, and David Shore a long and happy retirement !
Vladimir Katanaev is a professor at the Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism and the Center for Translational Research in Oncohaematology (CRTOH) of the Faculty of Medicine. His research focuses on oncogenic signaling pathways, particularly the Wnt⁄Frizzled signaling pathway, which is crucial for organism development, regulating stem cell proliferation, tissue regeneration, synapse formation, and, when misactivated, cancer.
Cem Gabay, professeur au Département de Médecine de la Faculté de Médecine de l’Université de Genève, médecin-chef du Service de Rhumatologie des HUG, succède au professeur Henri Bounameaux en tant que doyen de la Faculté de Médecine. Conjointement, il prend la fonction de directeur de l’enseignement et de la recherche des HUG. Cem Gabay exercera ce double mandat dès le 15 juillet 2019 pour une durée de 4 ans, entouré des membres du nouveau Décanat de la Faculté.
Cem Gabay est également membre d'iGE3, et nous le félicitons vivement pour cette nomination, en lui souhaitant plein succès dans l'exercice de ses nouvelles responsabilités.
Guillaume Andrey has recently joined the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the Faculty of Medicine as an assistant professor. His main research topic is the epigenetic control of developmental processes. More precisely his group aims to understand how epigenetic information, in particular the 3D organization of human and mouse genomes, instruct the development of organs and structures during embryogenesis.
Ramesh Pillai is a professor at the Department of Molecular Biology of the Faculty of Science. His group is interested in studying mechanisms by which eukaryotic genomes control gene expression, in particular molecular mechanisms involved in gene regulation by small noncoding RNAs and RNA modifications. His research uses interdisciplinary approaches and different model systems, including flies and mice.
Marc Abramowicz is a professor at the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the Faculty of Medicine, and head of the Genetic Medicine Division of the HUG. There are two axes to his research: identify causes and mechanisms of genetic disease, and identify and mitigate predisposition to common disease. His long-term goal is to identify and validate medical interventions based on patients’ genomic analysis, that improve health outcome.
Paul Guichard is an assistant professor at the Department of Cell Biology of the Faculty of Science. His research focuses on deciphering the structural mechanisms governing centriole assembly. To gain decisive insights into these mechanisms he combines the use of cell biology methods, in vitro reconstitution assays and state-of-the art imaging technologies.
Estella Poloni is a senior lecturer at the Department of Genetics and Evolution of the Faculty of Science. Her research focuses on the origin and evolution of genetic and genomic diversity in human populations, and its links to the history of migrations and cultural differentiations, such as the history of languages or the adoption of new subsistence strategies.