The health of ecosystems based on the ground beetle
EPFL scientists just published an open tool for predicting the dynamics of ground beetle populations – important bioindicators for sustainable park management and for monitoring ecosystems – in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. The tool incorporates satellite and other remote sensing data.
FloChiP, a new tool optimizing gene-regulation studies
EPFL scientists have developed FloChip, a new microfluidic take on the widely used chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) technique. By automating and cutting the cost of ChIP and sequential-ChIP, FloChIP has the potential to become a widely used tool for the study of chromatin biology and gene regulation.
“The most important thing is staying in touch”
Managing something as large as the School of Life Sciences is a challenge at any time – but especially during a lockdown. The school’s dean, Gisou van der Goot, spoke with us about how she’s been able to keep the labs going without losing her cool, her rigor or her sense of humor.
COVID-19: What has changed?
In a new video series, launched in May, 2020 on the initiative of the College of Humanities, EPFL researchers, teachers, and doctoral students talk about what effects COVID-19 and the related containment measures have had on research and teaching. Interviewees discuss the impacts these measures have had on ongoing research, how they have adapted to the situation, and what traces these events will leave in different fields of research and ways of working.
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