TESTING THE LIMIT – A STORY ABOUT THE RESEARCH CONDUCTED IN ROUX’S LAB
THOUGHTS & OPINIONS, 23 AUGUST 2022
by Vania Macias Calvio
To present to the public the research carried out in Aurélien Roux’s lab, PhD student Vania Macias Calvo wrote a poetic text that one discovers with joy! An unusual approach to communicate about science which was presented during the Nuit des Musées 2022. Get inspired!
A UNIVERSITY COURSE TO TEACH LIFE SCIENCE STUDENTS HOW TO DEBATE
THOUGHTS & OPINIONS, 17 MAY 2021
by NCCR Chemical Biology
A pilot project in the Faculty of Science at the University of Geneva aims to strengthen life science students’ skills in scientific communication. In this article, we describe this innovate educational approach initiated by Prof. Aurélien Roux, PI in the NCCR Chemical Biology. His interview is a real eye opener on how we can make students more clear-headed thinkers able to deploy rational, seasoned arguments and compelling evidence on science related societal issues.
ALUMNI PORTRAIT: MARGOT RIGGI, SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
NCCR LIFE, 10 JANUARY 2022
by NCCR Chemical Biology
Current position: Margot Riggi is a postdoc in the group led by Prof. Janet Iwasa at the University of Utah
Field of work: 3D molecular animation
INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF MEMBRANE TENSION ON CELLULAR PROCESSES
FEATURE, 21 JANUARY 2021
by Ilaria Di Meglio
Endosomes are intracellular organelles which form part of the cell’s sorting center. The tension of cell membranes plays an important role in a number of biological processes. Scientists from the NCCR Chemical Biology have recently shown that the activity of endosomes is modulated by variations in membrane tension. Using molecular probes that they devised, the multidisciplinary team from the University of Geneva succeeded to evaluate the membrane tension of endosomes and show that its relaxation helps form vesicles within endosomes, which carry proteins to be degraded. We have met with Vincent Mercier, Post-doctoral researcher in the Roux lab, and first author of the relevant research paper, published in Nature Cell Biology.
FLIPPER-TR: A NEW TOOL TO MEASURE MEMBRANE TENSION
WATCH, 24 SEPTEMBER 2018
by Margot Riggi
Facing a camera, Margot Riggi (Biologist, postdoc in the Loewith & Roux labs, UNIGE) and Karolina Niewola (former postdoc in the Loewith lab, UNIGE) present their recent work and give emphasis on the biochemical problem behind it. Adai Colom Diego (postdoc in the Roux lab, UNIGE) comments with a few lines to explain the biological approach used to solve the problem. They are from different disciplines but meet through chemical biology.