Environmental Chemistry Laboratory LCE
Our long-term goal is to use the knowledge gained from our research to improve existing water treatment systems, and develop novel, more effective methods, if possible at a low cost.
We use a combination of chemical, molecular biological and modeling tools. We thus are an interdisciplinary group that involves researchers with a background in chemistry, biology or environmental science and engineering
Aline Schaub and colleagues win HMZ award
Aline, along with fellow PhD students Liviana Klein (ETHZ) and Irina Glas (UniZH), have been awarded the "HMZ Award – PhD team challenge" prize of CHF 5000. This prize was given for their team efforts on the Sinergia project "IVEA – Infectivity of influenza viruses in expiratory aerosols".
Viruses could become harder to kill
A recent EPFL study shows that pathogenic viruses may be able to develop resistance to warm temperatures and some types of disinfectant. That – combined with global warming and more frequent and longer heat waves – could make it even harder to keep them from spreading.