ClearSpace-1 mission kicks off
Work has just begun on building the first satellite that can capture and deorbit space debris. Making the space activities more sustainable is a huge responsibility – one that the European Space Agency has entrusted to EPFL startup ClearSpace.
Building virtual wellbeing in a living room
On March 12, 2020, COVID-19 restrictions shut down the EPFL campus. Simon Gallo, a postdoc with EPFL’s Brain Mind Institute and co-founder of robotics start-up Metaphysiks Engineering, got stuck at home with a prototype that needed upgrading. With commercial deadlines looming, Gallo knew that is was time for hands-on science at home.
“Our proteins were used to develop a new COVID-19 serology test”
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists at EPFL’s Protein Production and Structure Core Facility (PTPSP) have been producing and purifying SARS-CoV-2 proteins for use in Swiss research. Head of unit Dr. Florence Pojer explains how her team has been operating in these unprecedented times.
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