Bulak Arpat - Bioinformatician

Mara De Matos - Technician

René Dreos - Bioinformatician

René Dreos joined Prof. Gatfield’s group in August 2018 as a bioinformatician. He has a background in Biology: he graduated in Molecular biology from the University of Trieste (Italy) and did a joint PhD in Nanotechnology at the John Innes Centre (UK). Then he stayed at the JIC to work as a bioinformatician under the supervision of Dr. Wigge where he analyzed gene expression data in A. thaliana. He then moved to Lausanne in Dr. Bucher’s lab (EPFL) where he studied promoter features such as chromatin, transcription factor binding sites, SNPs and DNA motifs in Eukaryotic organisms. Now, at the UNIL, he is the bioinformatician of the NCCR RNA and Disease groups of the Leman lake area (Lausanne and Geneva).
Georgia Katsioudi - PhD Student

Georgia graduated from the University of Crete, Greece with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and received her master degree in Fundamental Neurosciences from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. During her master thesis she worked at the academic hospital of Copenhagen investigating the role of epigenetic modifications in narcolepsy. After her studies, she joined UNIL for an internship in sleep research and now she is joining Prof Gatfield’s group as a PhD student.
Luz Angelica Liechti - Technician

Angélica obtained her Masters degree in Medical Biology in Stephan Kellenberger’s lab at the University of Lausanne in 2009. During her Master thesis she worked on the proton binding site in acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a). After working with Henrik Kaessmann’s group from 2009-2016, she re-joined the CIG as a lab technician in the Gatfield lab in 2017.
Romane Meurs - PhD Student

Romane did her master internship in David Gatfield’s lab at the end of the spring semester and now she is back to CIG as a PhD student, She is from Belgium, where she did her bachelor and masters’ degrees. She graduated recently in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. During her PhD, she will first continue her internship project which is about translational regulatory function of the non-conventional translation factor eIF2D and its link with the circadian rhythm.
Hima Priyanka Nadimpalli - Post-doctoral Fellow

Hima comes from India, where she did her Master’s in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Pondicherry University. She then moved to Barcelona in 2013 for her PhD at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in the group of Fátima Gebauer. During her PhD, she investigated the novel function of siRNA factor Dicer-2 in cytoplasmic polyadenylation of mRNAs in Drosophila. She moved to Lausanne in March for her postdoc and she will investigate the molecular mechanisms and physiological consequences of daily rhythms in protein synthesis and their connections to the circadian clock.