Established in 2012, the Laboratory for Biological Geochemistry consists of Senior Scientists, Postdocs, PhD- and Master students working on research projects at the interface between isotope geochemistry, paleoclimatology, mineralogy and biology.
The Transnational Red Sea Center is a politically and culturally neutral scientific organization working to establish scientific studies of the coral reef ecosystems in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba and transform cutting-edge science into environmental protection through regional collaboration across the broad cultural, religious and political spectrum of the Red Sea Region.
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.
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.
An EPFL scientist has made a major breakthrough in the understanding of coral bleaching – a process that causes corals to lose their color and eventually leads to their death. The process is triggered by warmer ocean temperatures, and, according to the study, it begins much earlier than previously thought.