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The campus on the shores of Lac Léman with a view on the Alps (Credit: Mediacom EPFL; CC BY-SA 4.0)

Welcome Yixuan to the Majda Lab!

Yixuan obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Yangzhou University, China. She specialised in Crop Improvement during her first Master’s study at the University of Nottingham in the UK. After that, she completed a second Master’s study in Plant Breeding…

Welcome Alice to the Majda Lab!

Alice is a skilled apprentice in the lab, contributing to different projects involving complex molecular biology work. She joined the Majda lab on February 2023.

Dr Lukas Hoermayer visiting our lab

In February, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Lukas Hoermayer in our lab and department. During his visit, Lukas delivered a highly engaging talk on how mechanical forces orient cell divisions by stabilizing microtubules in Arabidopsis. If you are…

SwissPLANT symposium in Les Diablerets

In late January, our lab participated in the annual symposium of the Swiss Society of Plant Biology held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. We are grateful for the opportunity to introduce our lab to the SwissPLANT community and for organizing such…

Thank you for applying with us

We would like to thank everyone who applied for the PhD position in our lab. We greatly appreciate your time and effort to apply with us. Now the PhD positions are closed and we will get in touch with two…

Welcome Audran to the Majda Lab!

Audran is currently a third-year undergraduate student studying biology at the University of Lausanne. He is interning in the lab to gain practical experience in a laboratory.

Call for a PhD student in mechanobiology

We have an open PhD position in the lab. The position is open to everyone who holds a MSc degree or equivalent in biology or physics. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in plant cell and molecular biology,…

Welcome Bejoy to the Majda Lab!

Bejoy obtained his Bachelor’s degree in physics and Master’s in biology from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Kerala, India. During his masters, he usedthe inducible CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system to study shoot regeneration in Arabidopsis thaliana.…

Mat presented the stem mechanics project at UPSC

In September, Mat was invited to Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) in Sweden where he gave a talk about the stem mechanics project in the lab. Mat also joined the “UPSC PhD and Postdoc Retreat” in Skeppsvik where he spoke…

Plant Biomechanics Conference in Lyon

In August, our lab joined the 10th International Plant Biomechanics Conference in Lyon, France. It was an exceptional meeting with a lot of inspirational and diverse talks and posters. Thank you Arezki Boudaoud, Olivier Hamant, Gwyneth Ingram and Sara Pujalon…

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