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Gisou van der Goot

Gisou van der Goot

Gisou van der Goot research interests are focused on protein folding, protein-membrane interactions and signaling which her lab investigates through the study of bacterial toxins such as Anthrax toxin and their receptors on target cells. The role of palmitoylation in ER function and the mechanisms behind the compartimentalization of mamalian cells and cell membranes are other topics of interest.

Gerardo Turcatti

Gerardo Turcatti

Under the direction of Gearardo Turcatti, the Academic Chemical Screening platform of Switzerland (ACCESS) provides the scientific community with chemical diversity, screening facilities, medicinal chemistry and know-how in chemical genetics.

Aurélien Roux

Aurélien Roux

With expertise in cell biology and biophysics, Aurélien Roux main research interest is to study the role of lipid membrane mechanical properties in several cell processes. His long-term goal is to understand how protein and lipid assemblies coordinate to perform cell functions involving membranes: endocytosis, cell division, cell migration and others.

Howard Riezman

Howard Riezman and his group are interested in the biogenesis, trafficking, properties, and physiological roles of biological membranes, with a focus on membrane lipids. Since 2010, he has been awarded the directorship of the NCCR Chemical Biology.

Suliana Manley

Suliana Manley

Suliana Manley lab uses super-resolution fluorescence imaging techniques combined with live cell imaging and single molecule tracking to determine how the dynamics of protein assembly are coordinated. Her research interests include super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, high-density single molecule particle tracking, advanced fluorescence imaging, cellular imaging of protein and lipid transport and assembly.

Marko Kaksonen

Marko Kaksonen

Marko Kaksonen is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Geneva. His lab studies the molecular mechanisms of clathrin-mediated endocytosis.

Christian Heinis

Christian Heinis

The ultimate goal of Christian Heinis lab is the development of therapeutics by developing peptide macrocycles for potential therapeutic application using phase based strategy and biological and chemical tools. His lab currently develops potent antagonists to a range of disease targets, following medical indications in which bicyclic peptides promise advantages over small molecules and monoclonal antibodies.

Monica Gotta

Monica Gotta

Gotta lab focuses on cell division processes in C. elegans embryo and in human cells, with a focus on asymmetric cell division, regulation of cell division timing and spindle assembly and orientation.

Pierre Gonczy

Pierre Gönczy

His main research interests lie in understanding fundamental cell division processes, notably in the context of a developing organism and with a focus on the mechanisms governing centriole biogenesis and centrosome duplication as well as asymmetric cell division, a crucial phenomena for generating cellular diversity during development and in stem cell lineages.

Beat Fierz

Beat Fierz

Beat Fierz focuses on the study of the structure, dynamics and function of chromatin and related multi-protein complexes in vitro and in cells. These investigations require an interdisciplinary approach at the interface of chemistry, biology and biophysics.