Laboratory for Biological Geochemistry

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Summer series: A calling for research. Initially, the dynamic, Danish-born Anders Meibom, a professor at EPFL’s Laboratory for Biological Geochemistry since 2012, was not the slightest bit interested in corals. Now he studies them, a loaf of homemade bread always close at hand.

After a successful first mission in the Gulf of Aqaba, the Transnational Red Sea Center has now released a film highlighting the expedition in Djibouti in September 2022 to study the beautiful corals of this nation located at the entrance of the Red Sea.

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), announced on Tuesday Switzerland’s support for EPFL’s project to create a “Transnational Red Sea Research Center”. The project is based on EPFL research on corals in the Gulf of Aqaba.