Schaerli Lab

Bacterial Synthetic Biology

Yolanda Schaerli

Prof. Yolanda Schaerli

Associate professor

2023 - present

Department of Fundamental Microbiology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Assistant professor (tenure-track)

2017 - 2022

Department of Fundamental Microbiology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

2018: Birth of son

Junior group leader, SNSF Ambizione fellow

2014 - 2016

Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Host: Prof. Andreas Wagner

2015: Birth of daughter

Post-doctoral researcher

2010 - 2014

EMBL/CRG Systems Biology Research Unit, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
Advisors: Dr Mark Isalan and Prof. James Sharpe
Project: Synthetic stripe-forming gene regulatory networks

PhD researcher

2007 - 2010

Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
Advisors: Dr Florian Hollfelder and Prof. Chris Abell
PhD Thesis: "DNA amplification and in vitro transcription/translation in microfluidic droplets for protein engineering"

Diploma studies

2002 - 2006

Biochemistry and molecular biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Diploma thesis: "Comparative studies of amyloid formation of mouse, elk and mouse/elk hybrid prion proteins and peptides"
Advisor: Prof. Kurt Wüthrich

Exchange semester (ERASMUS programme) at Imperial College London, UK

Grants and Fellowships

NCCR Microbiomes (2020-present)

Swiss National Science Foundation project grants (2017-2021, 2021-2025)

Fondation Herbette (2020-2021) IPhD grant together with Prof. Wagner and Prof. Payne (2016-2019)

Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione grant (2014-2017)

Marie Curie Intra-European fellowship (2012-2014)

Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship for prospective researchers (2013-2014)

Cambridge Overseas Trust bursary (2007-2010)

Trinity Hall research bursary (2007-2010)

Doctoral fellowship of Ernst Schering Foundation (2007-2009)

UK Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) (not accepted due to status change of Swiss citizens)

ERASMUS fellowship for exchange semester (2004)