The winners of the 3rd iGE3 PhD salary awards

Madlaina Boillat

Affiliation

Ivan Rodriguez Group – Department of Genetics and Evolution, Faculty of Science

Nationality

Switzerland

Academic degrees

  • Master of Science in Biology, University of Geneva, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Geneva, 2012

Title of PhD project

Genetic dissection of the neural circuits controlling sick conspecific avoidance

Madlaina Boillat portrait

I would like to sincerely thank the iGE3 committee for awarding me with a PhD Salary award. I feel honored to be part of this PhD program and I hope that I can contribute to the mission of iGE3. It is with great motivation that I will pursue my project on the genetics underlying innate behaviors, a project close to my heart that I started during my Master thesis. I would also like to express my gratitude towards my advisor Prof. Ivan Rodriguez and all the members of lab who have helped me with this project so far.

Madlaina Boillat

Department of Genetics and Evolution
Sciences III – University of Geneva
Room 4041 – 4th floor
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH – 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 32 82
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 67 95
Madlaina.Boillat@unige.ch

Rodriguez Group web pages

Augustinus Galih

Affiliation

Howard Riezman Group - Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science

Nationality

Indonesia

Academic degrees

  • Master of Science in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2012
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, 2008

Date of thesis defense

May 3, 2018

Title of thesis

Cytotoxicity of neuropathy-causing lipids 1-deoxy-sphingolipids

Augustinus Galih portrait

I am honored to be selected as an awardee. The award encourages me to keep pushing my research project forward. I would not have been able to receive the award without the continuous support of my advisor, lab members, and collaborators.

Augustinus Galih

Department of Biochemistry
Sciences II – University of Geneva
Room 3-314 – 3rd floor
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH – 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 64 63
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 64 70
Augustinus.Galih@unige.ch

Riezman Group web pages

Margot Riggi

Affiliation

Robbie Loewith Group – Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science

Nationality

France

Academic degrees

  • Master of Science in Biology, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan, France, 2013
  • Major of the Agregation of Biochemistry and Bioengineering, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan, France, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan, France, 2010

Title of PhD project

TORC2 and the regulation of plasma membrane tensile homeostasis

Margot Riggi portrait

I am honored to have been selected for the iGE3 PhD Salary Awards. I would like to thank the selection committee for their interest in my project and the iGE3 foundation for funding this award. I’m also grateful to both of my advisors Prof. Robbie Loewith and Prof. Aurélien Roux for giving me the opportunity to work on such a stimulating subject; and to all the lab members for their support and the good times we share together.

Margot Riggi

Department of Molecular Biology
Sciences III – University of Geneva
Room 2045A – 2nd floor
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH – 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 61 16
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 68 68
Margot.Riggi@unige.ch

Loewith Group web pages

Carlos Rivera-Rivera

Affiliation

Juan Montoya-Burgos Group - Department of Genetics and Evolution, Faculty of Science

Nationality

Puerto Rico – United States of America

Academic degrees

  • Master of Science in Biology, University of Geneva, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2010

Title of PhD project

Uncovering the genetic basis of a key innovation in fish

Carlos Rivera-Rivera portrait

I am very grateful for this opportunity offered by the iGE3 program to continue my research in the domains of genetics and genomics. Thanks to this award I can continue doing my scientific research with full focus, and bring it to a good end.

Carlos Rivera-Rivera

Department of Genetics and Evolution
Sciences III – University of Geneva
Room 4081A - 4th floor
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH – 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 30 67
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 67 95
Carlos.Riverarivera@unige.ch

Montoya-Burgos Group web pages

Felipe Simao Neto

Affiliation

Evgeny Zdobnov Group - Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, Faculty of Science

Nationality

Brazil

Academic degrees

  • Master of Science in Biology, Bioinformatics and Biological Data Analysis, University of Geneva, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biochemistry, Pontificial Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, 2010

Title of PhD project

Employing evolutionarily informed expectations for de-novo genomics

Felipe Simao Neto portrait

I am delighted and extremely grateful for being selected as one of recipients of the iGE3 PhD salary award. This award encourages me to pursue my research with renewed enthusiasm. I would also like to thank all the members of the Evgeny Zdobnov lab, friends and family, for in one way or another having given me support through the course of my studies.

Felipe Simao Neto

Department of Genetic Medicine and Development
University of Geneva Medical School
Room C09.1539.A – 9th floor
1, rue Michel-Servet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 59 90
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 57 06
Felipe.Simao@unige.ch

Zdobnov Group web pages

Asier Ullate Agote

Affiliation

Michel Milinkovitch Group – Department of Genetics and Evolution, Faculty of Science

Nationality

Spain

Academic degrees

  • Master of Science in Biology, University of Geneva, 2014
  • Licentiate in Biology, University of Navarra, Spain, 2012
  • Licentiate in Biochemistry, University of Navarra, Spain, 2012

Title of PhD project

Comparative reptilian transcriptomics and genomics

Asier Ullate portrait

I am delighted and I feel incredibly honored to have received the iGE3 PhD salary award. The iGE3 support to the current and future progress in my research project is encouraging and will surely be helpful to continue with my work in the field of comparative genomics and transcriptomics in reptiles. I would like to thank my advisers Athanasia Tzika and Michel Milinkovitch as well as the rest of members of the LANE for their support and valuable help until now during my PhD.

Asier Ullate Agote

Department of Genetics and Evolution
Sciences III – University of Geneva
Room 4022A – 4th floor
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 67 82
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 67 95
Asier.Ullate@unige.ch

Milinkovitch Group website

Ludovica Vanzan

Affiliation

Rabih Murr Group – Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, Faculty of Medicine

Nationality

Italy

Academic degrees

  • Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Turin, Italy, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Turin, Italy, 2012

Title of PhD project

Role of DNA methylation in the regulation of transcription factor activity

Ludovica Vanzan portrait

I am honoured and delighted to be a recipient of the 2015 iGE3 PhD Salary Award. I am lucky to work on a project, which I find very interesting, about the role of DNA demethylation in the regulation of transcription factors activity. I am sure that this fellowship will further inspire me to proceed in my PhD and face the challenges ahead. I would like to thank the selection committee for the opportunity, and the members of the lab for their support.

Ludovica Vanzan

Department of Genetic Medicine and Development
University of Geneva Medical School
Room E09.3349.A – 9th floor
1, rue Michel-Servet
CH – 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 01 91
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 57 06
Ludovica.Vanzan@unige.ch

Murr Group web pages