Academic year 2012-2013

Date Speaker Institution Host Title Dept.
18.10.12 Thomas SAKMAR, M.D. Rockefeller University, New York Oliver Hartley Twenty Five Years of the Magnificent Seven: GPCR Research from Rhodopsin to Chemokine Receptors PATIM
29.11.12 Wolfram SCHULTZ

University of Cambridge, UK, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Christian Lüscher Neuronal Reward and Risk Signals NEUFO
24.01.13 Ewan BIRNEY Emmanouil Dermitzakis The Impact of Genomics on Healthcare GEDEV
21.02.13 Xaver NASSIF Patrick Linder Meningococcemia - How to Cross the
Blood Brain Barrier and Give Meningitis
21.03.13 Mathias UEHLEN Lydie Lane, Amos Bairoch Exploring the Proteome to Understand Human Biology and Disease DHPS
08.05.13 Rafi AHMED Daniel Pinschewer T Cell Memory and Exhaustion PATIM

Academic year 2011-2012

Date Speaker Institution Host Title Dept.
29.9.11 Dr Phil HOLLIGER MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK Olivier Hartley Reconstructing the RNA World BIINF
12.01.12 Pr Hendrik STUNNENBERG The Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands Emmanouil Dermitzakis The Epigenomic Blueprint of Stem Cells GEDEV
23.02.12 Pr Victor THANNICKAL Ben Vaughan Branscomb Chair in Respiratory Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA Karl-Heinz Krause Novel Roles for Reactive Oxygen in Innate Immunity and Fibrosis PATIM
Prof Pelicci &
Prof Hengartner


15.03.12 12H15-13H00 Pr Pier Giuseppe PELICCI Scientific Co-Director, Chairman of Experimental Oncology Dept., IEO (European Institute of Oncology), Milan Luca Scorrano

Regulation of Self-renewal in Cancer Stem Cells

15.03.12 13H15-14H00 Pr Michael HENGARTNER Dean, Faculty of Science, Institute of Molecular Life Science, University of Zürich Dominique Belin C.Elegans PATIM
26.04.12 Pr Douglas HANAHAN

Director, Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research,  ISREC;
Molecular Oncology, School Of Life Sciences, (EPFL)

Beat Imhof Translational Therapeutic Oncology: Linking Pre-Clinical and Clinical Cancer Trials PATIM
10.05.12 Pr Adolfo GARCIA-SASTRE

Dpmts of Microbiology and Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Director, Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Laurent Roux

Induction and Evasion of Type I Interferon Responses by RNA Viruses

24.05.12 Pr Emmanuel VAN OBBERGHEN Université de Nice, France Jean-Louis Carpentier

Novel insights on dysregulations of insulin action and secretion and their contribution to diabetes


Academic year 2010-2011

Date Speaker Institution Host Title Dept.
23.9.10 Richard Lewis Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford Nicolas Demaurex STIM, Orai, and the molecular mechanisms of store-operated calcium channels PHYME
25.1.11 Greg Lemke Molecular Neurobiology, The Salk Institute, La Jolla California Christian Lüscher TAM Receptor Signaling in the Immune and Nervous Systems NEUFO
10.2.11 Mark McCarthy Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Churchill Hospital, Oxford Emmanouil Dermitzakis Type 2 diabetes: from genetics to function and biology GEDEV
3.3.11 Greg Winter Oliver Hartley The Antibody revolution: wherever next? BIINF
31.3.11 Manuel Peitsch Amos Bairoch How Systems Biology Can Impact Our Society? BIINF
7.4.11 Peter Openshaw CANCELLED Daniel Pinschewer CANCELLED PATIM
15.4.11 Michael R. Stratton Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Emmanouil Dermitzakis Evolution Of The Cancer Genome GEDEV
5.5.11 Michael Malim Department of Infectious Diseases, King's College London School of medicine; Guy's Hospital Jeremy Luban Exploiting Replication Deficiencies To Illuminate HIV: Host Interactions MIMOL
12.5.11 Emmanuel Van Obberghen Medical School, University of Nice-INSERM Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Jean-Louis Carpentier CANCELLED
24.5.11 Gary Nabel Director of the Vaccine Research Center (VRC), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA Daniel Pinschewer Viruses Fighting Viruses: Rational Design of AIDS and Influenza Vaccines PATIM
26.5.11 Michael Otto Chief, Pathogen Molecular Genetics Section, Senior Investigator, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA Patrick Linder The Many Faces of Bacterial Virulence MIMOL

Academic year 2009-2010

Date Speaker Institution Host Title Dept.


Thomas E. Johnson

Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Irmgard Irminger Genetic approaches have transformed our unterstanding of aging GINOB



Dr. Barré Sinoussi

Co-lauréate en 2008 du Prix Nobel en médecine et physiologie

Directrice de l'Unité de régulation des infections rétrovirales, Institut Pasteur (Paris) Christian Lüscher What we can learn from diverse spectrum of HIV / SIV infections? Neufo



Brian Mac Vicar Brain Research Center, Vancover, British Columbia Michel Mühlethaler Astrocytes and complex regulation of cerebral blood flow and neuronal activity Neufo

Mardi, 27 avril


Roger Tsien

Prix Nobel de chimie en 2008

Enseigne la pharmacologie, la chimie et la biochimie à l'Université de San Diego Pierre Maechler Breeding and building molecules to spy on cells and tumors PHYME

Academic year 2008-2009

Date Speaker Institution Host Title Dept.

Leçon d'adieu
Auditoire A250

Daniel Kolakofsky

Dept. Microbiol.& Med.Molecular. , Uni Genève C. Lüscher (CL) Molecular biology then and now Neufo
2.10.08 Adriano Aguzzi University of Zurich Institute of Neuropathology CL Biology of Mammalian Prion Diseases Neufo
30.10.08 Rikard Holmdahl Medical inflammation research, Lund University, Sweden Karl-Heinz Krause From disease to genes and back - following an oxidation path Patim
6.11.08 Leçon d'inauguration Alan Carleton Neurosciences fondamentales, Université de Genève CL From molecule to olfactory behavior: analysis of the mechanism underlying sensory perception Neufo
11.12.08 Pere Puigserver Harvard Medical School, Boston Pierre Maechler Nutrient and Hormonal Control of Glucose Homeostasis Phyme
26.3.09 David Piston Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Paolo Meda (PM) Intracellular and intercellular signaling during Glucose-Stimulated insulin secretion Phyme
9.4.09 vacances jusqu'au 16.4.09

Mercredi, 22 avri

Keith Campbell

School of Biosciences
The University of Nottingham, UK

Anis Faki, HCUG



Martin E. Schwab Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich P. Herrera Mechanisms of repair after CNS trauma

Academic year 2007-2008

Date Speaker Institution Host Title Dept.
17 sept. 07 Sergio Grinstein Sick Children's Hospital
Toronto, Canada
Nicolas Demaurex Phosphoinositides and surface charge recruit signaling molecules during phagocytosis PHYME
8 oct. 07 Anatol Kreitzer Stanford University Christian Lüscher Striatal plasticity and extrapyramidal motor control NEUFO
3 déc. 07 Markus Affolter Division of cell Biology, Biozentrum, University of Basel Roberto Montesano "Branching morphogenesis in flies and fishes: similarities and differences" PHYME
10 déc. 07 Johan Auwerx Institut Clinique de la Souris, Illkirch (Strasbourg) Pierre Maechler Cofactor networks in the control of metabolism PHYME

mardi, 18 décembre

Antonella Viola Istituto Clinico Humanitas de Milano Luca Scorrano T cell costimulation at the immunological synapse PHYME

lundi, 14 janvier à 16h30

Philip Beales Walter Reith Making sense of cilia: Bardet-Biedl syndrome and other ciliopathies PATIM
21 fév. 08 Anthony Holtmaat Neufo, Genève Windows into the brain: watching synapses chop and change

lundi, 10 mars à 16h30,

salle 7001, CMU

Stuart Cull-Candy Department of Pharmacology, University College London Christian Lüscher AMPA- and NMDA receptor subunits: the key to central synaptic transmission Neufo

10 avr. 08


Peter Seeburg Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences, University of Heidelberg Christian Lüscher Of Mice and memories NEUFO

15 mai 08


Peter Kwong NIH Vaccine Research Center , Bethesda Oliver Hartley Applying structural biology to HIV-1 vaccine design" BIINF

3 juillet 08


Maiken Nedeergard University of Rochester, NY Paolo Meda Astrocytes Alives! PHYME

Academic year 2006-2007

Date Speaker Institution Host Title Dept.
18 sept. 06 Blanche Capel Duke University Medical Center JD Vassalli The Battle of the Sexes: Patterning the Gonad GenDev
25 sept. 06 Rafael Casellas NIH Bernard Conrad New roles for ATM and Tip60 in DNA break repair in somatic cells and recombination in B lymphocytes PATIM
02 oct. 06 Rafael Lujan Dpt. Ciencias Medicas - Facultad de Medicina - Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) Christian Lüscher Neurotransmitter receptors and ion channels - Compartments on the neuronal surface MIMOL
09 oct. 06 Al Powers Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA Paolo Meda Pancreatic islets : vascularization and revascularization PHYME
20 oct. 06 Yasushi Okamura Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience Nicolas Demaurex Mechanisms of novel voltage sensor domain proteins PHYME
06 nov. 06 Wolfgang Graier Medical University Graz Maud Frieden The puzzle of mitochondrial Ca2+ PATIM
13 nov. 06 Bob Lamb Northwestern University, Evanston Dan Kolakovski Extreme nanomachines: the paramyxovirus membrane fusion protein MIMOL
20 nov. 06 Serge CHARPAK UFR Biomédicale Université Paris 5 Christian Lüscher Two photon imaging of neurovascular activity during odour stimulation NEUFO
04 déc. 06 Brigitte Galliot Geneva Ariel Ruiz i Altaba GenDev
11 déc. 06 Roland Lill Universität Marburg, Germany Pierre Maechler Why mitochondria are essential: Biogenesis of cellular iron-sulfur proteins PHYME
18 déc. 06 Michel Desjardins Uni Montreal, Chair cellular microbiology Keith Rose From proteomics to systems biology: understanding phagosome functions in health and disease DBSB
08 jan. 07 Dr. Daniel Gonzalez Dunia avenir group -INSERM U.563 - CPTP - Toulouse (France) Laurent Roux Pathogenesis of the neuronal infection by Borna disease virus: an example of viral interference with synaptic plasticity MIMOL
15 jan. 07 J.M. Claverie Marseille Keith Rose Bigger than a bacteria: the mystery of giant viruses DBSB
29 jan. 07 Melody Swartz EPFL Montesano Lymphangiogenesis and tumor invasion: Molecular vs biophysical regulators PHYME
05 fev. 07 Jonathan Slack Bath Pedro Herrera GenDev
19 fev. 07 Michael Detmar Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences - ETH Zurich Beat Imhof Molecular Mechanisms of Lymphangiogenesis in Development and Diseases PATIM
26 fev. 07 Dr. Rob Ruigrok IVMS c/o EMBL Grenoble - Grenoble (France) Dan Kolakofsky MIMOL
05 mar. 07 Tom Muir Rockefeller University Keith Rose DBSB
12 mar. 07 Hans-Peter Lipp Zürich Christian Luescher NEUFO
19 mar 07 Andreas Plueckthun Zurich Keith Rose Tumor targeting with engineered proteins DBSB
26 mar. 07 Pr. Golstein Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille 1) Pierre Cosson Life and deaths of Dictyostelium. PHYME
02 apr. 07 Daniela Finke Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences
Division of Immunology
Pharma center
University of Basel
Beat Imhof Cytokine networking in fetal lymphoid development GenDev
16 apr. 07 Patrick Rorsman Oxford Claes Wollheim Regulation of pancreatic delta-cell somatostatin secretion PHYME
23 apr. 07 Simon J. Morley Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, U.K. Patick Linder The regulation of mRNA binding to the ribosome during cell growth and differentiation MIMOL
30 apr. 07 Bernard Thorens CHUV Françoise Jeanrenaud free
14 may 07
Tamas F. Freund, Ph.D., D.Sc. Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest 8. NEUFO
14 may 07 Luis F. Parada University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Serge Nef GenDev
21 may 07 Luke O'Neill Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Cem Gabay Toll-like receptor signal transduction during inflammation and infection PATIM
04 jun. 07 Ruth Ruprecht Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School Martine Collart Tackling HIV Clade C MIMOL
05 jun. 07 Mark Bear MIT Christian Luescher NEUFO
18 jun. 07 Hans-Uwe Simon Pharmacological Institute - University of Bern Daniel Hoessli PATIM
25 jun. 07 Caetano Reis e Sousa London Walter Reith PATIM
06 jul. 07
David Ginsburg Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan Medical School Marguerite Neerman-Arbez GenDev