“The world now has no choice but to count on science.”
Jacques Fellay, a professor at EPFL’s School of Life Sciences, talks about mutations of the novel coronavirus, variants in the human genome, and how they might affect the current pandemic.
A device for the early detection of certain eyesight problems
EPFL researchers have developed a device that can zoom in on previously invisible cells at the back of the eye. The technology could be extremely useful for ophthalmologists, in particular for detecting age-related macular degeneration early and assessing new treatment options.
PhD student wins award for major discovery in rock physics
PhD student Chiara Cornelio has demonstrated that a previously underestimated factor plays a significant role in induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing.
“Studying at EPFL doesn't mean you can't have other interests”
Per Wingaard Sjøqvist combines studying for a Master’s in mechanical engineering with competitive freeride skiing. By making sacrifices, he’s able to juggle two demanding yet complementary pursuits.
“Knowing something and teaching it are two very different things”
Bruno Correia, the head of EPFL’s Laboratory of Protein Design and Immunoengineering, has been named the best teacher in the life sciences and technology section for 2019 – just four years after giving his first-ever class.
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