Department of Genetic Medicine and Development
CMU, 1 rue Michel-Servet
1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland


Project leader

Prof. Emmanouil Dermitzakis
Phone +41 22 379 5483
Fax +41 22 379 57068

Project staff

Dr. Sabine Rutti
Phone +41 22 379 5541
Fax +41 22 379 5528

Institute presentation

The University of Geneva is recognised as one of the leading centres in the world for diabetes research and more specifically beta cell studies. The University Medical Centre provides a multidisciplinary environment with Core Facilities offering access to contemporary equipment and expertise in FACS, bioimaging, genomics and proteomics. The Department of Genetic Medicine and Development brings together leading international groups with expertise in human genetics and transcriptomics, as well as molecular and cell biology of the beta cell. Close collaboration with the Islet Transplantation Unit in the neighbouring University Hospital offers an unusually rich supply of human islets for research.