The Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) is a department of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL).
The research at the CIG covers a wide scope of topics from genome structure to the evolution of complex functions, in different experimental systems and different techniques, performed by an international community of scientists, in an integrated research center, where interactions are numerous both in formal and informal settings.
The center is under the guidance of its Direction committee, composed of the department’s Faculty members, representatives of the PhD students and post-doctoral fellows as well as representatives of the administrative and technical staff.
Prof. Christian Fankhauser, Director of the CIG since 2023, closely cooperates with Nicole Vouilloz, Chief Operating Officer, who also conducts the administration and central services of the department.
The CIG has two main missions:
- The pursuit of a first rate research program in the biological sciences
- The development of an outstanding teaching program
The CIG and its research groups are located in the Génopode building which also hosts cutting-edge core facilities such as the Genomic Technologies Facility (GTF), the Protein Analysis Facility (PAF), the Cellular Imaging Facility (CIF) as well at the Department of Computational Biology (DBC), the BioInformatics Competence Center (BICC) and the Biostatistics service.
The proximity between these structures makes it the perfect place for collaborations.