Biotechnology & Bioengineering

The Doctoral Program in Biotechnology and Bioengineering (EDBB) provides doctoral students with the education necessary to be leaders in the fast-growing industrial and academic biotechnology and bioengineering sectors. Students gain a depth of knowledge and competence in their specific research area as well as a breadth of knowledge in biology, bioengineering and biotechnology.

The combination of coursework, laboratory based research, in-house seminars, and national and international conferences, etc. form the basis of this education.

The program’s themes include:

  • genomics and proteomics
  • biomolecular engineering and biomaterials
  • stem cell biotechnology
  • cell and process engineering
  • biochemical engineering
  • orthopaedic engineering
  • biomechanics, mechanobiology
  • cell biophysics
  • computational biology
  • biomedical imaging
  • molecular, cell and tissue engineering.


The EPFL Doctoral School will soon launch two calls for applications for EPFLglobaLeaders, a new doctoral fellowship programme funding early stage researchers to become leaders in the transition towards sustainable societies. Forty-eight doctoral fellows will benefit from a multifaceted training programme, including a secondment in the non-academic sector. More information: https://go.epfl.ch/EPFLglobaLeaders  

Upcoming public defense

In vitro endoderm emergence and self-organisation in the absence of extraembryonic tissues and embryonic architecture


With: Stefano Davide VIANELLO
Place and room: Videoconference
Category: Thesis defenses

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Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Direction : Georg Fantner

Office : BM 5125

Phone : 41 21 69 36431

Mail : [email protected]

Administration : Sonja Bodmer

Office : AAB 2 40

Phone : 41 21 69 30705

Mail : [email protected]

Mailing Address

EPFL EDBB program
AAB 2 40
CH-1015 Lausanne

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