- Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 08:08
Welcome to the Yvert lab web pages
Our research group is interested in the fundamental genetic mechanisms underlying inter-individual phenotypic differences. We wish to better understand why some individuals are more likely than others to develop specific traits. This question is at the heart of the upcoming era of personalized medicine: using patients' DNA information will help predict the outcome of a specific treatment. For most cases of common health traits, personalized care is not ready yet because the contribution of DNA variation is very complex. For example, many carriers of a mutation predisposing to cancer will not necessarily declare the disease.
We use very powerful experimental models, such as the yeast S. cerevisiae, and modern genomics and bioinformatics tools to address fundamental questions about the complexity by which genotypes control phenotypic variations. As an academic research lab, our aim is to make fundamental discoveries on this topic and diffuse openly our results, to increase current understanding on genetic predisposition to disease, and to transfer quantitative genetics methods to microbiologists.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 16:15
Apply for a Ph.D. program!
We welcome students who wish to apply to a Ph.D. training to contact G. Yvert. Our lab is affiliated to the BMIC Graduate school. Fellowships are delivered on the basis of a competitive exam, with an interview usually taking place in June or July. Applicants are expected to be successfully finishing their master program.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 08:09
Internship for Master Students
We regularly offer opportunities to motivated students from various Master Programs to spend training stays in our lab. If you wish to inquire for possibilities to join our lab for an internship, please send your CV and motivation letter to G. Yvert, clearly specifying the dates of your expected internship period.