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.
A better model for neutrophil-related diseases
Neutrophils are critical immune cells for antimicrobial defense, but they can exacerbate a number of diseases, perhaps including COVID-19. The traditional approaches to study neutrophils in animal models are limited in specificity and effectiveness. EPFL scientists have now identified the problem and have developed a new, optimized model for studying the role of neutrophils in the context of disease.
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.
“All my flights were canceled in quick succession”
Phillip Huwiler began his PhD at EPFL's School of Engineering on 15 April. Here, he reflects on the challenges he faced in making the move from the United States to Switzerland.
How EPFL supports entrepreneurship and startups
Part of our remit as a world-leading university is to support pioneering technology – moving it from an idea in a lab, to a product with the potential to change people’s lives. Entrepreneurship and supporting the commercialization of ideas and technologies is the heart of what the Startup Unit is doing. As from 1st April 2020, the Vice Presidency for Innovation can count on a new team made up of Andre Catana as EPFL Head of the Startup Unit and Isabel Casado as EPFL Startup Program Manager.
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