Meetings, symposia

Chronological order of publication in this website

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Feeding the microbiota - Nutrition and microbiota

5th Symposium GE-VD - Gut microbiota and aging

This yearly symposium aims at highlighting the impact of nutrition on microbiota and the subsequent potential for prevention and treatment of diseases. Recent studies suggest that the gut microbiota changes with age and could be involved in age-associated diseases and conditions. It is therefore tempting to hypothesize that nutrition could modulate the gut microbiota, subsequently influence the immune system and finally impact on age-associated diseases and conditions.

The symposium will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the Auditorium Marcel Jenny of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), from 13 h to 17 h 30.

  • Registration is free but mandatory.
  • Organisation: Jacques Schrenzel & Laurence Genton Graf
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LS2 Annual Meeting 2020

Cells, Molecules and Organisms

The LS2 Annual Meeting 2020 will be held on the 13th and 14th of February, 2020, at the Irchel Campus of the University of Zurich, with the topic Cells, Molecules and Organisms.

The LS2 Annual Meeting brings together scientists from all nations and backgrounds to explore the large spectrum united under the umbrella of Life Sciences. For the first time in 2020, the LS2 Annual Meeting will be jointly organized with the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT).

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Du VIH au Prix Nobel

Parcours d'une scientifique d'exception

Pre Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Institut National Français de Recherche Médicale et de Santé (INSERM) et Institut Pasteur
Paris, France
Lauréate du Prix Nobel de physiologie ou médecine 2008

Conférence de clôture donnée dans le cadre du symposium scientifique HIV and the Body, organisé par Pre Alexandra Calmy, Faculté de Médecine de l'UNIGE et HUG.

Jeudi 12 décembre 2019 - 17 h 30
Hôtel Warwick
14, rue de Lausanne
1201 Genève

  • Entrée gratuite sur inscription uniquement.
  • Information:
GHF Expert Meeting

Geneva Health Forum Expert Meeting

What are the current challenges and solutions
to access to insulin and diabetes care ?

Globally it is estimated that one person in three has no guaranteed access to essential medicines. In the poorest parts of Africa and Asia, this proportion increases to one-half. Considerable attention has been paid to the issue of access to medicines for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, however little attention has been paid to questions of access to essential medicines for non-communicable diseases and diabetes. It therefore appears important to develop action research programs to define new strategies to improve diabetes management in resource-con-strained settings, and it is felt that an expert meeting will be a good tool to build a roadmap for action.

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9 h to 18 h 30
Campus Biotech, Geneva

Key note presentation – Open to public

13 h - 14 h

Opening remarks
Dr Soumya Swaminathan - Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)

Precision diabetes
Pr Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis - Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, Faculty of Medicine; SIB; Health 2030 Genome Center; iGE3

  • Access to the meeting requires registration.
  • Access to the key note presentation is free.
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2020 International Symposium on Chemical Biology

Bringing together the leading scientists in chemical biology

The NCCR Chemical Biology is organising the 2020 International Symposium on Chemical Biology to be held from January 22 to 24, 2020 at the Campus Biotech in Geneva. This international meeting of high scientific calibre will bring together leading scientists to feature the latest advances within the broad field of Chemical Biology and foster an open and dynamic dialogue.

The symposium will cover topics around the engineering of proteins and small molecules, chemogenetic and optogenetic technologies for probing molecular and cellular interactions, technologies to probe active molecules in their native environment, etc. Three hundred participants from Switzerland and neighbouring countries are expected to attend.

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8th Annual Meeting of iGE3

Monday, November 4, 2019 • 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Auditorium HES - Clinique La Colline - La Roseraie building

The iGE3 Annual Meeting 2019 will feature keynote lectures by invited experts and talks by iGE3 members. This year’s main topics are precision medicine and RNA-gene expression pathway. The meeting will also be the opportunity for the winners of the 7th iGE3 PhD Salary Awards to present their research project.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Program, registration:

Meeting 2019 website

Event ID: meeting_2019
Extended registration deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019


Françoise Stutz and Patrick Meraldi

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2019 Louis-Jeantet Symposium

RNA in the balance: between translation and decay

The eighth edition of the Louis-Jeantet Symposium will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Auditorium Alex-F. Müller / A250 of the CMU in Geneva, on the topics of RNA in the balance: between translation and decay.

This edition will be organised by two Louis-Jeantet prize winners: Elena Conti, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich, and Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.

Access to the Symposium is free, upon registration.

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User symposium

iGE3 Genomics Platform user meeting

The next user symposium proposed by the Genomics Platform of iGE3 will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019, in room A04.2906 of the CMU, building A.

This event will feature speakers who will present their findings and experiences in using the services of the iGE3 Genomics Platform. The meeting will also be an opportunity to meet specialists from Thermo Fisher Scientific and Illumina for a presentation and discussion on the latest technological advances and solutions.

  • Attendance is free, but registration is required.
  • Registration: send an email to
  • Host: Mylene Docquier
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Journée Genevoise de l’Alzheimer

L’Association Suisse pour la Recherche sur l’Alzheimer (APRA) et l’Association Alzheimer Genève unissent à nouveau leurs forces pour vous proposer la 4ème Journée Genevoise de l’Alzheimer, qui se tiendra le mardi 17 septembre 2019 à l'Auditoire Marcel Jenny des HUG à Genève de 16 h à 20 h.

Cette édition présentera les dernières pistes de recherche sur la maladie d'Alzheimer et le vieillissement cérébral, et discutera les meilleures façons de soutenir les patients et d'accompagner les proches-aidants.

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Swiss Genomics Forum 2019

As genome analysis becomes commonplace in research and clinics, Switzerland has much to offer in terms of scientific strength, quality of its healthcare system (including universal coverage) and detailed patient phenotyping.

The Swiss Genomics Forum 2019 (SGF2019) organized by the Health 2030 Genome Center will take place on September 27, 2019 at the Campus Biotech in Geneva. The SGF2019 will bring together researchers, clinicians, patient communities, and other stakeholder groups to meet and discuss the future of genomics around the following topics: genomics, diseases, personalized health, data and collaboration.