©UNIGE. A zoom of the 5th i-Teams program award ceremony.

I-Teams is the flagship program of the Faculty of Medicine's Translational Accelerator and aims to familiarize doctoral students from the Faculties of Medicine and Science with entrepreneurship. In recent months, the teams have been working on the industrial valorization of three research projects conducted by UNIGE scientists in basic or applied sciences.

The jury met virtually with the 14 young scientists in the running for the i-Teams prize. Two projects won the first prize, while another won the 3rd prize.

  • 1st prize (ex-aequo): Intelligent implants to improve the efficiency and safety of orthopaedic surgical devices (laboratory heads: Dr Nicolas Holzer and Dr Florent Moissenet).
  • 1st prize (ex-aequo): Towards a therapy for Sanfilippo disease (laboratory heads: Dr. Noemi Veraldi & Prof. Stéphane Sizonenko)
  • 3rd prize: A new method with evolutionary specificity to detect target DNA sequences and accurately identify bacterial species and subtypes (laboratory head: Dr. Patrice François)


  • Kamel Besseghir, ancien PDG de Debiopharm
  • Christophe Guichard, General Partner chez Eclosion Ventures
  • Bertrand de Lavenne, Global Managing Partner de ISG Personnel Management et Managing Director de Escapehealthcare,


Victor Ferat, Quentin Lo Giudice, Daniela Baptista, Nawal Kinany, Marie Wurry, Siyu Chen, Garance Michel, Alexandra Bondaz, Olga Rusiecka, Benoît Gilbert, Rebecca Sipione, Michaëla Dohnalkova, Phedra Firdaws Sahraoui et Lydia Vazquez.


  •     Paola Andrea Martinez Murillo
  •     Chantal Morel
  •     Arnaud Desvachez

Congratulations to all and a big thank you to the jury for their dedication to the i-Teams program.