The MIMOL department organizes external speaker seminars every 2nd and/or 4th Monday of the month (at 12.15pm or 4pm).

If you are interested to attend a seminar, please send an email request to either  Martina.Valentini(at) ,  Dylan.Walser(at) or Hani.Hassan(at) to ask to be added to the email list.

 At present the seminars will take place  via Zoom or live.

UP COming talk :




TITLE: Proteins in time: Unravelling the Secrets of Insolubility upon Aging and Chaperone Interactions


Date Time Location Speaker Affiliation Provisional title/topic Host Contact
16 January 12:00  D60          
30 January 12:00    P. Boymond

Wolfram R.Zückert  

Flyer MIMOL Conf 30.01.23.pdf

University of Kansas School of Medicine,

KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA

 «An Emerging Dichotomy between Lipoprotein Sorting and Secretion Pathways in Borrelia Spirochetes»

Patrick Viollier   
13 February 12:00   P. Boymond           
27 February  12:00 

CMU – Auditoire Alex-F. Müller (A250)

Dr. Lucie Etienne 

Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie (CIRI)

INSERM U1111 - CNRS UMR5308 - Université Lyon 

Functional diversification of the antiviral immunity in bats and primates  Mirco Schmolke 
13 March 12:15  S4/S5   Zemer Gitai Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, USA  Combatting bacterial pathogenesis: from single-cell sequencing to novel antibiotics Kimberly Kline   
27 March 12:15   P.BOYMOND   Dr. Axel Innis  Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie (IECB) University of Bordeaux The bacterial ribosome as a small molecule sensor Kimberly Kline   
3 April 12:15 J-L. Reverdin Prof Shu-Sin Chng

Department of Chemistry

Faculty of Science

National University of Singapore

Bacterial lipid trafficking and outer membrane homeostasis

Patrick Viollier  
17 April 12:15   J-L. Reverdin           
30 May 11:00 Alex-F. Müller (A250)

Benjamin Liffner

Flyer MIMOL Conf 30.05.23.pdf

Absalon Lab

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Indiana University School of Medicine

Investigating development of malaria parasites in the mosquito using expansion microscopy Amandine Guérin  
31 May 11:30   Franceschetti

6 different speakers 

Symposium MIMOL 2023 - finale.pdf

15 May 12:15   P. Boymond           
5 June 12:15    J-L. Reverdin          
19 June 12:15   J-L. Reverdin 

Dr. Raphaël Rachedi

Flyer MIMOL Conf 19.06.23.pdf

Equipe de la Professeure Amel Latifi

Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne (LCB) – CNRS – Marseille 

New insights into the regulation of heterocyst formation and patterning in diazotrophic cyanobacteria

Gaël Panis   
6 September 10:00 A04.3018

Dr. Jessica Kajfasz

Flyer MIMOL Conf 06.09.23.pdf

Research Assistant Professor

University of Florida, College of Dentistry, USA

«Exploring the role of metal trafficking in the pathophysiology of Streptococcus mutans»  Cristina Colomer Winter   
11 September  12:15    J-L. Reverdin

Dr Abderrahman Hachani  

Flyer MIMOL Conf 11.09.23.pdf

Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (University of Melbourne)

A novel screening platform reveals clinical mutations in Staphylococcus aureus that promote intracellular persistence Martina Valentini   
25 September  12:15     J-L. Reverdin  Free        
 9 October 12:15    P. Boymond  Audrey Reuter

INRAE Centre de Recherche Clermont-Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Targeted-antibacterial-plasmids (TAPs) combining conjugation and CRISPR/Cas systems achieve strain-specific antibacterial activity Patrick Viollier   
23 October   12:15   J-L. Reverdin  Pre Leann Tilley  Bio21 Institute (University of Melbourne)  Malaria parasites: Sexual morphogenesis, mitotic mayhem and metabolic hijacking  Mathieu Brochet   
30 October 14:00 J-L. Reverdin  Dr Jérémie LE PEN The Rockfeller University, New York, USA From nematodes to humans: a journey through host-virus interactions Dominique Soldati-Favre  
 6 November 12:15     P. Boymond  Free        
 20 November 12:15    P. Boymond

Dr. Luis Miguel RODRIGUEZ-R

Flyer MIMOL CONF 20.11.2023

Department of Microbiology and Digital Science Center (DiSC), University of Innsbruck, Austria

 A Census-Based Microbial Ecology with Genome-Resolved Metagenomics  Roberto Sierra   
4 December  12:15    P. Boymond

Thibault Mayor

Flyer MIMOL Conf 04.12.23

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of British Columbia

Proteins in time: Unravelling the Secrets of Insolubility upon Aging and Chaperone Interactions Martine Collart  
13 December 15:00 Alex-F. Müller (A250) Dr. Franziska Hentzschel Centre for Infectious Diseases, Parasitology
Heidelberg University Hospital
A non-canonical Arp2/3 complex is essential for male DNA segregation and Plasmodium development in the mosquito Lorenzo Brusini  
29 January 12:15 J-L. Reverdin          
12 February 12:15 J-L. Reverdin          
26 February 12:15 J-L. Reverdin Prof Debby Van Riel

Erasmus MC, Department of Viroscience

Rotterdam, Netherlands

TBA Caroline Tapparel  
11 March 12:15  P. Boymond          
25 March 12:15 J-L. Reverdin Philippe Bastin Institut Pasteur   Mathieu Brochet  
15 April 12:15 J-L. Reverdin Prof. Dr. Markus Seeger Institute of Medical Microbiology
University of Zurich
  Thierry Soldati  
22 April 12:15 J-L. Reverdin Dr Molly Ingersoll

Institut Cochin & Institut Pasteur

Mucosal immunity to infection in the bladder Kimberly Kline  
29 April 12:15  P. Boymond          
13 May 12:15  P. Boymond          
27 May 12:15  P. Boymond          
10 June 12:15 P.Boymond Till Voss Head of Malaria Gene Regulation Lab
Deputy Head of Department
Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute
Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology
TBA Mathieu Brochet