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How are membranes organized and functioning in cells? In our department, we are addressing this question in a comprehensive manner, attacking the problem from many fronts: we are 7 groups with different strategies, model organisms (from yeast, through Dictyostelium, worms, flies, fish and human cells) and methodologies (from chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, biophysics), but we all want to understand the role of lipids and proteins to organize the membrane system in the cell. Our work is therefore very interdisciplinary. As a consequence, the atmosphere in the department is highly interactive. Read more >>

Dr. Noemi Jiménez-Rojo receives the Darlene Solomon Award 2021  Lelio Orci Award 2020 attributed to Prof Jean Gruenberg
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Dr. Noemi Jiménez-Rojo, postdoctoral fellow studying membrane biology, lipid diversity, and function at the University of Geneva, is the recipient of the 2021 Darlene Solomon Award. The award, announced by Agilent Technologies Inc., was presented at a virtual ceremony during the International Singapore Lipid Symposium (iSLS) being held March 1-5, 2021 in Singapore. For more information, see https://nccr-chembio.ch/news/noemi-jimenez-rojo-2021-darlene-solomon-award/

Prof Jean Gruenberg receives the Lelio Orci Award 2020 of Life Science Switzerland (LS2) for his work in the biology of cellular membranes and his discoveries of the principles responsible for the biogenesis and dynamics of endosomal membranes. For more infromation,

see https://www.ls2.ch/funding/awards


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