Louis-Jeantet annual Symposium

The sixth edition of the Louis-Jeantet Symposium took place on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 at the University Medical Center in Geneva from 8:30 to 17:30.

This edition was organised by two Louis-Jeantet prize winners: Michael Stratton, The Sanger Institute, Cambridge, and Stephen West, The Francis Crick Institute, London.

Together with speakers specialised in the same area, they shared their research on the genetic evolution of cancer.

The speakers were:

Stylianos Antonarakis, University of Geneva, Geneva

Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht         

Titia de Lange, Rockefeller University, New York

Thanos Halazonetis, University of Geneva, Geneva

Jos Jonkers, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam

Núria López-Bigas, University of Pompeu, Barcelona

Jiri Lukas, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen

Ketan Patel, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Michael Stratton, The Sanger Institute, Cambridge

Charles Swanton, The Francis Crick Institute, London

Ian Tomlinson, University of Oxford, Oxford

Stephen West, The Francis Crick Institute, London


Alongside the Louis-Jeantet Symposium a satellite meeting intended for students from a Swiss research institution was organised by Ioannis Xenarios, University of Lausanne and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in collaboration with LS2 - Life Sciences Switzerland. Stephen West, The Francis Crick Institute, London, and Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, were the speakers of this programme. The satellite meeting took place on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at the Louis-Jeantet Foundation headquarters.

 2017 Louis-Jeantet Symposium
Genetic evolution of cancer

 2016 Louis-Jeantet Symposium
Frontiers in developmental biology

2015 Louis-Jeantet Symposium 
Innate and adaptive immunities at work

2014 Louis-Jeantet Symposium
Adult stem cells, Pluripotent stem cells

2013 Louis-Jeantet Symposium
Oxygen Sensing, Lymphogenesis and Cancer

2012 Louis-Jeantet Symposium
Infection biology and TOR Signalling and growth/ageing control