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How cells correct errors under time pressure
How does a cell balance risk and speed when dividing? EPFL scientists have developed and experimentally tested the first mathematical theory that describes the cell’s best strategy for dividing safely and efficiently.
“Kindness is a powerful tool in teaching”
Computer engineer Jamila Sam joined EPFL 30 years ago. As well as being named best teacher on several occasions, she’s also co-developed six MOOCs, along with toolkits for teaching programming using project-based methods.
“I didn't write my presentation so that I would sound more natural"
The EPFL final of the My Thesis in 180 Seconds competition was held on 17 March and, for the first time in six editions, the jury and the audience chose the same winner. Sophie Rivara, a PhD student in life sciences, will go on to represent the School at the Swiss finals on 19 May at the University of Geneva alongside second and third place winners Tamara Rossy and Eric Paic. Rivara spoke with us about her experience.
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