The Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) is the newest department of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL). Its establishment was made possible as a result of the program “Sciences, Vie, Société”, a tri-institutional program linking the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne and the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL). The research at the CIG focuses on genome structure and function in a number of different experimental systems and relies on a large number of different techniques. It is performed by an international community of scientists, yet the character of the CIG is one of an integrated research center, where interactions among groups are numerous both in formal and informal settings. To perform cutting edge research, the CIG is exceptionnally well equipped with state-of-the-art core facilities, which acquire and maintain the latest instruments and dispense training in the latest technologies.