Fireflies shed light on the function of mitochondria
The mitochondria provide energy for our cells, yet their role in many diseases is still poorly understood. Thanks to a bioluminescent molecule, scientists at EPFL can observe them at work in living mammals
"I would like to see students setting up their own companies"
Christoph Merten recently joined EPFL’s School of Engineering (STI) as a professor in the Institute of Bioengineering.
Honorary Professor Pierre von Meiss has sadly passed away
Pierre von Meiss, an ENAC honorary professor who taught architectural design and theory for over 30 years at EPFL, has passed away.
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