Marc Chanson

Mehdi Badaoui

Dr Mehdi Badaoui

Junior lecturer


Mehdi obtained his MSc Degree in “Molecular Interactions and Therapeutics” from Jules Verne University of Amiens (France). In 2013, he started his PhD working on the impact of tumor microenvironment on Breast Cancer progression, through the regulation of ion channels expression and activity. In 2018, he joined the laboratory of Prof. Marc Chanson (PHYM Department, UNIGE, Geneva) focusing on the abnormal remodeling of the airway epithelium in cystic fibrosis and how it contributes to the airway’s predisposition to chronic infections.

His main interest is to investigate how the bidirectional communication between the cells and their environment regulates epithelial repair and regeneration.


  • Young Investigator Award (flash poster presentation). Swiss Physiology Meeting 2021, Fribourg, Switzerland.
  • Young Investigator Award (oral presentation). Swiss Physiology Meeting 2019, Bern, Switzerland.
  • Best Poster Presentation Award. 16th ECFS Basic Science Conference 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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