NeuroMechFly: A Digital Twin of Drosophila
EPFL scientists have developed a digital model of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, which realistically simulates the movements of the animal. The twin is a big step towards reverse engineering the neuromechanical control of animal behavior, and developing bioinspired robots.
The Role of Surface Tension in Biological Symmetry
EPFL researchers have discovered that symmetry in the human body is influenced by surface tension, the same mechanical phenomenon that allows lightweight insects to walk on water. A paper discussing this surprising finding, which is akin to a form of natural self-correction, has been published in the journal Nature.
Seminars and Events
Upcoming talks and meetings
During semesters: every Monday at 4:00 p.m. (CET), via Zoom
Weekly presentations by PhD students (will go back to the previous format once the Covid-19 pandemic is over, namely to monthly, and most importantly, followed by tho famed beer-and-pizza get-together!)
not to be missed!
you might be interested in…
Learn about the Institute’s mission and research portfolio
Discover Bachelor, Master and Ph.D., or relevant Summer Research Programs
Granted annually to an exceptional young bioengineer showing potential to embody the next generation of leading scientists in this field