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From left to right: Dylan, Manuela, Roman P., Rucha, Roman U., Emilie,

Richard, Zhoubo, Bikram, Nicolas, Florence, Neha, Scott.  

Our team
Prof. Roman Ulm
Group Leader

PhD, University of Basel, Switzerland (2002)

@UNIGE since 2010

Zhoubo Hu

PhD, University of Cologne, Germany (2018)

Joined the lab in 2019

Bikram Pandey

PhD, University of Vienna, Austria (2021)

Joined the lab in 2021

Marie Dannay

PhD, University of Grenoble, France (2023)

Joined the lab in 2019

Matteo Arrighi
PhD student

MSc, University of Milano, Italy (2022)

Joined the lab in 2022

Florence Ares-Orpel
Laboratory Assistant

Joined the lab in 2010

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Emilie Demarsy

PhD, CNRS/Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France (2007)

@UNIGE since 2017

Neha Rai

PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland (2020)

Joined the lab in 2020

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Yuanke Liang

PhD, University of Ghent, Belgium (2023)

Joined the lab in 2023

Rucha Kulkarni
PhD Student

MSc, IISER Bhopal, India (2021)

Joined the lab in 2021

Charlotte Grometto
MSc Student

BSc, University of Geneva, Switzerland (2023)

Joined the lab in 2023

Richard Chappuis
Laboratory Assistant

Diplôme de Laborant, CPTA et CMU, Geneva, Switzerland

Joined the lab in 2012

Former lab members


Dylan De Sa Pinto, MSc student (2021-2023); Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Manuela Leonardelli, Postdoc (2018-2022); Field Application Scientist, Labgene Scientific SA, Switzerland

Celeste A. Fiorenza, M2 MSc project 6-months internship (2022, supervised by Dr. Emilie Demarsy) (MSc degree in Plant Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy & Université Grenoble Alpes, France); PhD Student, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland (Marie Barberon lab)

Roman Podolec, MSc Student & PhD Student & Postdoc (2014-2022); Postdoc, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA (Mary Gehring lab)

Scott Murphy, MSc Student (2020-2022); Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Nicolas Tissot, Postdoc (2017-2022); Responsable technique environnement, FREDON Auvergne Rhône Alpes, Lyon, France

Timothée B. Wagnon, MSc Student (2018-2020) & Research Assistant (2020/2021); Professeur de SVT au Collège et Lycée Saint-Francois, France

Dr. Marie Pireyre, Postdoc (2017-2021); Clinical application product Sr. Specialist, SOPHiA GENETICS, Geneva, Switzerland

Pierrick Métral, MSc Student (2019-2021); Research Associate, Invaio Sciences, Switzerland

Dr. Song Chen, Postdoc (2016-2020); Director R&D department, Xiamen Jiangping Biology Substrate Technology CO.,LTD, Xiamen, China

Eleni Tavridou, PhD Student & Postdoc (2014-2019); Catalyst & Consultant at LIVEsciences AG, Basel, Switzerland

Adriana B. Arongaus, PhD Student & Postdoc (2011-2018); Global Project Management Associate, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland

Dr. Kelvin Lau, Postdoc (2015-2018, co-supervised with Michael Hothorn); Scientist, Protein production and structure core facility, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

Mariya Y. Skvortsova, PhD Student (2013-2018); Senior Scientist at REM Analytics, Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr. Ruohe Yin, Postdoc (2011-2017); Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Melanie Binkert, MSc Student & PhD Student & Postdoc (2009-2017); Safety Data Associate, United BioSource Corporation (UBC), Geneva, Switzerland; now Regional Study Coordinator, Covance, Geneva, Switzerland

Christophe Buser, Research Assistant (2015-2016); Fasteris, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Carlos D. Crocco, Postdoc (2013-2016); Assistant Research Scientist, CONICET-IFEVA, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (Carlos Ballaré lab)

Dr. Sarah Raffelberg, Postdoc (2013-2016); Roche Pharma AG, Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany

Marie-Charlotte Benagli, MSc Student (2012-2014) & Research Assistant (2015); Regional Study Coordinator, Covance, Geneva, Switzerland

Marine Barthélemy, MSc Student & Research Assistant (2012-2014); Lab Technician, Biochemistry Department, University of Geneva, Switzerland (Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan lab)

Dr. Kimberley Tilbrook, Postdoc (2011-2014); Postdoc, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia (Craig Wood lab); now Freelance Science Editor (Plant Editors & KT Scientific Editing)

Dr. Marc Heijde, Postdoc (2008-2013); Postdoc, VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, Belgium (Lieven De Veylder lab); now Scientific Advisor at VIB International Plant Biotechnology Outreach, Ghent, Belgium

Marina A. González Besteiro, PhD Student (2008-2012); Postdoc, Fundación Instituto Leloir (FIL), Buenos Aires, Argentina (Vanesa Gottifredi lab)

Luca Rizzini, PhD Student (2007-2011); Postdoc, NYU Cancer Institute, NYU School of Medicine, New York, USA (Michele Pagano lab)

Markus Funk, Laboratory Assistant (2002-2010); Lab Technician, Botanical Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland (Thomas Boller lab)

Dr. Jean-Jacques Favory, Postdoc (2006-2010); Maître de Conférences, University of Perpignan, France (Jean-Marc Deragon lab)

Sebastian Bartels, PhD Student (2006-2010); Postdoc, Botanical Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland (Thomas Boller lab); now Lab Manager, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Germany (Robert Thimme lab)

Henriette Gruber, PhD Student (2005-2009); Coach, Coaching4Future, Bildungsnetzwerk Baden-Württemberg, Germany; Project Manager, Staatliches Weinbauinstitut Freiburg, Germany (Hanns-Heinz Kassemeyer lab); now Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, Germany

Arlette Tais, Diploma Student (2008-2009); PhD Student, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany (Sabine Rospert lab)

Luise Wolf, Diploma Student (2008-2009, co-supervised with Dr. Stefan Rensing); PhD Student, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland (Erik van Nimwegen lab)

Ruth Merkle, Diploma Student (2008-2009); PhD Student, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany (Ursula Klingmüller lab)

Agnieszka Stec (-Brzezinska), PhD Student (2004-2008); Postdoc, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Germany (Marius Ader lab); now Process Developer, SimulateFirst, Dresden, Germany

Attila Oravecz, PhD Student (2002-2007); Postdoc, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), Illkirch, France (Susan Chan and Philippe Kastner lab)

Dr. Alexander Baumann, Postdoc (2002-2005); Account Manager, MP Biomedicals; now Senior Director Screening & Profiling Services, DiscoveRx, Germany

Dr. Zoltán Máté, Postdoc (2002-2003); Szeged, Hungary

Former guests:

  • Théo Vasseur, M1 internship (2022), MSc Student Biology Agroscience, University of Bordeaux, France

  • Nejma Mouzaoui, Summer Student (2017)

  • Joël Nicolet, Laboratory Assistant (2014)

  • Prof. Moez Hanin, Centre de Biotechnologie de Sfax, Tunisia (2013, SNSF International Short Visit)

  • Katarzyna Krynicka, visiting student (Socrates/Erasmus) (WS07/08)

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