The MIMOL department organizes external speaker seminars every 2nd and/or 4th Monday of the month (at 12pm 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 :

22nd AUGUST 2022, 10.30am - ROOM J-l. Reverdin B02.2526

Speaker : Prof. Chris Tonkin

Division of INfectious Disease and immune Defence

The walter and eliza hall institute of medical research

TITLE: Mechanisms of Toxoplasma environmental sensing and differentiation into latent stages


Date Time Location Speaker Affiliation Provisional title/topic Host Contact
7 February 2:00 PM Mix mode

Prof. Mohamed-ali Hakimi


IAB - Institute for Advanced Biosciences
Université Grenoble Alpes

Epigenetic reprogramming of Toxoplasma sexual development in vitro, using the MORC/HDAC3 complex as a cornerstone Dominique Soldati-Favre

14 February      free        
28 February  4:00 PM Zoom Asst. Prof. Despoina Mavridou The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, USA) Extra-cytoplasmic protein folding & antibiotic resistance Valentini Martina
14 March  12:00 Zoom Prof. Rolf Kümmerli University of Zurich (Zurich, CH)  Evolutionary microbiology: siderophore production & social interactions Thilo Köhler
21 March 12:00 Zoom Dr Emma Hodcroft University of Bern Two Years In: Phylogenetics, Variant Tracking, & the Future of the Pandemic Caroline Tapparel 
28 March      free        
11 April  4:00 PM Zoom

Asst. Prof. Shaon Sengupta


Children Hospital (Philadelphia, USA) Circadian regulation of lung inflammation: the clock is ticking! Caroline Tapparel
9 May      free        
16 May 4:00 PM   Zoom

Prof David Sibley 

Flyer MIMOL Conf 16.5.22.pdf

Department of Molecular Microbiology

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (US)

Disruption of interferon signaling by Toxoplasma”    Dominique Soldati-Favre / Mathieu Brochet  
23 May      free        
13 June 4:30 PM   J-L. Reverdin  

Martin Bushell

Flyer MIMOL Conf 13.6.22.pdf

University of Glasgow  "The roles of the eIF4A paralogs in determining mRNA and cellular fate decisions." Martine Collart   
27 June 11:30  Boymond 

Dr. Moritz Treeck

Flyer MIMOL Conf 27.6.22.pdf

Signalling in Apicomplexan Parasites Laboratory

The Francis Crick Institute, London  (United Kingdom)

How intracellular parasites remodel your cells to their needs Dominique Soldati-Favre / Mathieu Brochet  
22 August 10:30 J-L. Reverdin

Prof Chris Tonkin

Flyer MIMOL Conf 22.8.22.pdf

Division of Infectious Disease and Immune Defence

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Mechanisms of Toxoplasma environmental sensing and differentiation into latent stages

Dominique Soldati-Favre  
29 August 12:00 TBA Dr. Andrea Vettiger

Harvard Medical School | Blavatnik Institute 

Department of Microbiology

Boston, USA

TBA Patrick Viollier  
12 September      free        
26 September  12:00  Boymond Kathi Fröhlich  Friedrich Schiller University Jena TBA   Patrick Viollier  
10 October   12:00 TBA  Paola Favuzza Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Melbourne, Australia  Dual Plasmepsin-Targeting Protease Inhibitors Disrupt Multiple Stages of the Malaria Parasite Life Cycle  Oscar Vadas   
24 October      free        
14 November   12:15 J-L. Reverdin 

Prof Simonetta Gribaldo

Head of Unit « Evolutionary Biology of the Microbial Cell»Department of MicrobiologyInstitut Pasteur, Paris 

28 November      Pending     Martina Valentini   
12 December      free