The Gönczy laboratory is keen on contributing to various outreach activities, not only because they are interesting for both parties, but also because we consider this to be an integral part of our responsibility towards society. The recurrent outreach activities that we contribute to, primarily through laboratory activities, include the following:


  • Journée des classes
    Classes of school children (aged 10-12) spend a day at EPFL and are introduced to areas of research selected by their teacher (June).
  • Summer camp in Chemical Biology
    One week summer camp for young people (aged 11-13) with a keen interest in science; part of a day is spend visiting our laboratory (Summer).
  • La Science Appelle les Jeunes
    One week laboratory internship for 2-4 selected high school students (aged 16-20) passionate about science (March).
  • Journée des gymnasiens
    Campus visit of finishing high-school student who consider EPFL for their university level education (November).
  • Open Doors
    Campus-wide open door events take place typically every three years, and our laboratory always participates actively, with oral presentations, laboratory visits and hands-on activities.