Information for visitors

Full address and phone numbers

Address: Département de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire
Université de Genève
Sciences III
30 Quai Ernest-Ansermet
1211 Genève 4
Lab location: Building Sciences III
1st Floor (one floor above ground)
Rooms 1013, 1016, and 1017
Secretary: + 41 (0) 22 379 6670
Picard office: + 41 (0) 22 379 6813
Lab numbers: + 41 (0) 22 379 6811
+ 41 (0) 22 379 6812
+ 41 (0) 22 379 6746
+ 41 (0) 22 379 3255 



Here are a couple of different maps for you to peruse. We’ve marked the landmarks discussed in the directions below. If all else fails, call us!

From Airport:

  • by taxi to 4, boulevard d’Yvoy. Taxi fare from the airport will be ~40 CHF (~ 42 USD).
  • by public transportation: take the train to Geneva main station and then (i) tram #14 towards “P+R Bernex”. Get off at “Jonction” (9 minutes); or (ii) go to the other side of the church (the side you are facing is east, so go to the westside), and cross the street (it’s big and busy). There is a bus stop for the #19. Take it to Sainte-Clotilde (see map). Walk to boulevard d’Yvoy (check the map).

Train Station:

  • by train station, we mean the main train station in town, not the one at the airport
  • by taxi as above, but this time will cost ~20 CHF or less
  • by public transportation: see above (coming from the airport) except that you have to buy a ticket before you board the tram or bus.

By Car:

  • on the freeway, as you approach the city, continue on to the exit “Genève-Praille” (it’s past the airport and the city if you are coming from the north/east). Once the freeway ends, continue straight to the second set of traffic lights, take a right and continue straight to the open parking lot that will be on your left (see map). Walk over the bridge that crosses the river Arve and turn left straight to the University (about another 5 min of walking).  There is also an open parking lot right next to the lab (access from Blvd d’Yvoy, next to Physics building), but it fills up more and may be more expensive.