Meetings, symposia

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Feeding the Microbiota 2023

Many patients focus on nutrition with the aim to improve their gut microbiota and ultimately their health. A better understanding of the interactions between nutrition, pre- and probiotics and gut microbiota could open up new therapeutic options for digestive diseases.

The aim of this symposium is to create a group of physicians/scientists/health professionals/industrials interested by the nutritional modulation of microbiota and its impact on energy metabolism. The symposium will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2023, 13 h at the Auditorium Marcel Jenny of the HUG.

  • Registration is free but mandatory.
  • Online participation will be possible.
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LS2 Annual Meeting 2023

Life on earth: coping with challenges

The LS2 Annual Meeting 2023 will be held on the 16th and 17th of February, 2023 together with the Young Scientists' Satellite on February 15, 2023, at the Campus Irchel of the University of Zurich with the topic Life on earth: coping with challenges.

The LS2 Annual Meeting brings together scientists from all the different life science sections that form LS2 and it will again broadcast the vast variety of the high quality research done in Switzerland. The Annual Meeting will again give us the chance to interact with scientists from many different countries and of different scientific background both of which are key to the success of LS2.

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Biology 23

Swiss conference on organismal biology

Biology 23 is the largest conference of organismic biology in Switzerland and aims to provide a platform for exchange between students, researchers and professors across scientific institutions, research groups and topic areas.

Biology 23 is also the annual joint meeting of the Swiss Zoological Society, the Swiss Botanical Society and the Swiss Systematics Society.

This edition of the conference will take place on February 16 and 17, 2023, in Sciences II, University of Geneva.

  • Registration is mandatory and not free.
  • Abstract submission (extended) deadline: January 8, 2023
  • Online registration deadline: January 27, 2023
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3rd Symposium of the
Geneva Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases

Covid19 and beyond
Understanding emerging viruses and their public health impact

The field of emerging viruses has recently emerged from a small niche within virology, to an omnipresent global topic. While the COVID-19 pandemic has fully revealed the impact that an emerging virus can have, the past 20 years have already been replete with multiple viral epidemics. Right now, the world is facing ongoing circulation of SARS-CoV-2, an international outbreak of monkeypox virus, resurgence of polio and frequent Ebola virus outbreaks.

The Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases of the HUG and the Medicine Faculty of the UNIGE is dedicated to the better understanding of emerging viruses and has become a focal point for pandemic preparedness, diagnostics of emerging viruses and characterization of novel viruses in Switzerland and beyond. Their 3rd symposium will take place from December 7 to December 9, 2022 at the Campus Biotech in Geneva, and will follow up two earlier successful and inspiring meetings by bringing together scientists, public health experts and policy makers.

  • Registration is mandatory and not free.
  • Organisation: Isabella Eckerle & Laurent Kaiser
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11th Annual Meeting of iGE3

Monday, November 7, 2022 • 8:30 AM - 6:20 PM
Louis-Jeantet Foundation - Auditorium - Geneva
Hybrid via Zoom

This year's meeting will have a special focus on single cell sequencing. As in previous years, this 11th edition will bring together iGE3 members to meet and discuss the future of basic and applied genetics and genomics in different organisms. The meeting will feature two keynote lectures by invited international experts, presentations by seven iGE3 and UNIGE members, and will also be an opportunity for the three winners of the 10th iGE3 PhD Salary Awards to present their research projects.

  • The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the Louis-Jeantet Foundation in Geneva, as well as transmitted live online via Zoom. The Zoom invitation will be communicated to the registered attendees by email in due time in November.
  • Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.
  • Registration deadline is Thursday, November 3, 2022 - Midday.
  • This meeting will be accredited as a continuing education half-day for animal experimentation.
Program, registration:

Meeting 2022 website


Marie Barberon and Serge Nef

Conférence clôture du PRN Synapsy

PRN Synapsy - Conférence de clôture

Cultiver sa santé mentale
Un dialogue entre neurosciences et psychiatrie

Le cerveau demeure l’organe humain le moins compris par la communauté scientifique. Les personnes avec des troubles mentaux sont les plus concernées par ce fait, car le développement de diagnostics et de traitements est limité sans la connaissance des mécanismes neurobiologiques sous-jacents. L’avancée des connaissances, essentiellement engendrées par des observations faites chez l’animal, soulève des interrogations. Peut-on transposer ces informations chez l’humain ? Est-ce que tous les troubles psychiatriques ont des origines communes ? Quelle est la frontière entre un esprit sain et troublé ?

Les neuroscientifiques et psychiatres du Pôle de Recherche National Synapsy apporteront des éléments de réponses au grand public lors d’une conférence - table ronde organisée pour célébrer la clôture de ce pôle et la création d’un nouveau centre à la Faculté de Médecine de l’Université de Genève.

Cet événement ouvert à tous aura lieu à Genève le 2 juin 2022, à 18 h, à l’Auditoire U600 d’Uni Dufour.

  • Entrée libre.
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Symposium en l’honneur du Pr Alexandre Dayer

Ce symposium est organisé en hommage au regretté Pr Alexandre Dayer, du Département des Neurosciences Fondamentales de la Faculté de Médecine, disparu en 2020. Il se tiendra le 24 mai 2022 de 14 h à 18 h 30, à l’Auditoire de la Fondation Louis-Jeantet à Genève.

Cet événement se composera de présentations scientifiques et d’une partie lyrique de poèmes et de musique.

  • Entrée libre, sur inscription.
  • Organisation: Faculté de Médecine
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DCI Symposium 2022

2022 inaugural symposium of the Dubochet Center for Imaging

The University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) jointly organize the inaugural symposium of the Dubochet Center for Imaging on June 8, 9 and 10, 2022.

The meeting will take place at the University of Geneva in Uni Bastion, Auditorium B106 and Sciences II, Auditorium A300, and at the University of Lausanne - EPFL in the Amphimax.

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Feeding the microbiota - Prebiotics and probiotics

Nutrition and Microbiota - 7th Symposium GE-VD

This yearly symposium aims at highlighting the impact of nutrition on microbiota and the subsequent potential for prevention and treatment of diseases. Mounting evidence implicates the microbiota of the digestive tract in the development and progression of diseases. Thus, there is a growing interest to modulate the microbiota to improve health state. It is recognized that the microbiota of each person is different; part of theses differences are related to food intake.

This 2022 edition will summarize the impact of oral intakes, whether nutrition, nutritional compounds or probiotics, in health and disease. The symposium will take place virtually on Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 13 h to 17 h 15.

  • Registration is free but mandatory.
  • Organisation: Jacques Schrenzel & Laurence Genton Graf