Our lab is broadly interested in analysing the genetic signatures of evolutionary processes. Our research spans a number of plant and microbial (fungal pathogen) systems. See the Research page to learn more about ongoing projects.


For the latest news please visit our blog.


1 April 2019: Welcome to Luzia Stalder & Vinciane Monod starting their PhD thesis in our lab!


24 March 2019: We've just had a wonderful group of APP block course in our lab - great work!


7 Dec 2018: Camille Kessler (MSc student in our lab) will help save the Alpine ibex by developing new genomic markers. Here's a video of the project.


31 Oct 2018: Scary times in the lab!


18 Sep 2018: Welcome Stéphanie Ruaud starting as a MSc student!


4 Sep 2018: Welcome Ophélie Gning starting as a lab technician in our lab!


23 Aug 2018: Welcome Camille Kessler starting as a MSc student!


10 July 2018: Jason Grant will become titulary professor. Congrats!


16 June 2018: The lab went on a hike down the Gorges de l'Areuse. Photos here.


2 May 2018. Welcome to Thomas Badet and Sabina Tralamazza who join us as postdocs.


29 January 2018. Big congrats to Emilie for receiving a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship to work with us!


3 January 2018: Welcome Emilie Chanclud! Emilie joins our lab as a postdoc transitioning from The Sainsbury Laboratory.


21 December 2017: Congrats Dr. Thomas Badet for successfully defending your PhD at the Université de Toulouse. Thomas stayed with us this summer for a research project.


13 December 2017: Big Fondue night with the lab and the occasion to say goodbye to Luzia Stalder who did a MSc research project with us.


8 Sep 2017: Our lab is organizing the Host-Microbes Genomics meeting in Neuchâtel


2 August 2017: Leen Abraham started as a new PhD student in our group.


3 July 2017: Thomas Badet from the INRA Toulouse joins us for a 3-month PhD mobility project.


2 April 2017: PhD student position available. See here (PDF).


2 March 2017: Nikhil Kumar Singh started as a new PhD student in our lab. He joins us from Jan Roelof van der Meer's lab at Uni Lausanne. Welcome Nikhil!


3 February 2017: Fanny and Daniel on Canalalpha talking about our recent work.


1 February 2017: Articles in ArcInfoRTN and Bauernzeitung.


31 January 2017: Press release about our work on a pathogen of wheat.


3 January 2017: Ursula Oggenfuss started as a new PhD student in our lab. She joins us from the WSL / ETH Zurich. Welcome!