Monthly IBI-EDBB Grad Student Mini-Symposia


Monthly presentations by EDBB doctoral students, followed by social get-together.

NOTE: we need to beef up the student committee – please volunteer to help out on specific events or tasks, chair a session etc. Thank you!

Season Nine Calendar

October 6, 2023 Laura Grasemann Maerkl Lab
  Alejandro Alonso Calleja Schoonjans Lab & Naveiras Lab
November 3, 2023 Amélia Lalou Auwerx Lab
  Georgios Rovas Stergiopulos Lab
December 1, 2023 Francesca Pontanari Schoonjans Lab
  Till Ryser Guiducci Lab & Lashuel Lab
January 12, 2024 Antoni Gralak Deplancke Lab
  (no second speaker this time)

February 2, 2024

in room AI 1 153!

Bilge Sen Elçi Lutolf Lab
  Lucia Bonati Tang Lab & Correia Lab
March 1, 2024 Ragunathan Bava Ganesh Maerkl Lab
  Simon Finn Mayer Dal Peraro Lab & Radenovic Lab
April 12, 2024 Ahmed Sadek Lashuel Lab
  (no second speaker this time)
May 3, 2024 Jakob Langer Lutolf Lab
  Esther Räth McKinney Lab & Fantner Lab
May 31, 2024 Yueyun Zhang Brisken Lab
  Hugo José Rodríguez Franco Bastings Lab
June 28, 2024 Gabriele Gambardella Barth Lab
  Lucie Chanvillard Feige Lab at NIHS

Contributing a presentation in this series is a graduation requirement for EDBB students: schedule your (Season Nine: 2023-2024) talk now!


  • Monthly (first Friday of the month – with the occasional exception…), but skipping August-September
  • Where and when? EPFL seminar room SV1717 | 17h00 (sharp)
  • Broadcasting on Zoom as well (meant mainly for students on remote campuses, the aim being that speakers present to flesh’n’blood human beings before them in the room…)
  • Back-to-back presence presentations by two doctoral students enrolled in the EDBB Program (usually in their 2nd or 3rd year)
  • Presentation time 30′ (incl. 5′ Q&A)
  • Followed by social get-together (pizza & beer, sponsored by the Institute of Bioengineering) –> please volunteer to organize it!
  • Note: IBI-EDBB MiniSymp are an official course in which you can enroll and earn credits (download ‘BIOENG-600’ course attendance sheet – pdf, 39 kB)
  • Remo Bättig  |  Barth Lab
  • Pitt Meyer  |  Bastings Lab
  • Nikita Norkin  |  Sakar Lab and Lutolf Lab
  • n.n. (you?)

Season Eight Calendar

October 7, 2022 Jeremy Wong Persat Lab
  Veronika Cencen Fantner Lab
November 4, 2022 Muhammad Umair Anwar van der Goot Lab
  Emilie Revol Lacour Lab
Nov. 25, 2022 Mustafa Kangül Fantner Lab
  Chen Zhang Manley Lab
December 9, 2022 Yang Zhao Tang Lab
  Olga Mitrofanova Lutolf Lab
January 13, 2023 Horia Hashimi Deplancke Lab
  Moritz Hofer Lutolf Lab
February 3, 2023 Yen-Cheng Liu Altug Lab
  Xiaomeng Hu Tang Lab
March 3, 2023 Danica Milovanovic Trono Lab
  Danashi Medagoda Ghezzi Lab
April 14, 2023 Karla Castro Correia Lab
  Kaltrina Paloja Bastings Lab
May 5, 2023 Eleonora Martinelli Lacour Lab
  Julius Winter Manley Lab
June 2, 2023 Leonie Kolmar Merten Lab
  Wangjie Liu Deplancke Lab
June 30, 2023 Lixin Yang Lashuel Lab
  Anthony Marchand
Correia Lab

Season Seven Calendar

October 29, 2021 Adele Fanelli Ghezzi Lab
  (no second speaker this time)
November 5, 2021 Ece Yildiz Schoonjans Lab
  (no second speaker this time)
December 3, 2021 Alice Comberlato Bastings Lab
  Ophélie Rutschmann McKinney Lab
January 14, 2022 Alexandra Waskow Furno Lab at the SPC 
  (no second speaker, and via Zoom only this time)
February 4, 2022 Tania Hübscher Lutolf Lab
  (no second speaker, and via Zoom only this time)
March 4, 2022 Rita Sarkis Naveiras Lab (UNIL-CHUV) & Deplancke Lab
  Zander Harteveld Correia Lab
April 1, 2022 Samuel M. Leitão Fantner Lab
  Alessia De Masi Auwerx Lab
May 6, 2022 Yin-Hsi Lin Johnsson Lab
  Sara Ancel Feige Lab & Deplancke Lab
June 10, 2022 Min Gao Tang Lab
  (no second speaker this time)
July 1, 2022 Xiaoxu Li Auwerx Lab
  Noaf Alwahab Lacour Lab

Season Six Calendar

Due to the need to catch up after the lapse caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we temporarily make this a weekly event (monthly in the past), in which presentations by doctoral students take place online (without social get-together for the time being).

March 5, 2021 Xavier Pierrat Persat Lab
  (no second speaker this time, exceptionally)
March 12, 2021 Fabien Jammes Maerkl Lab
  Lorenzo Talà Persat Lab
March 19, 2021 Barbora Lavičková Maerkl Lab
  Dániel Kéri Barth Lab
March 26, 2021 Lucio Pancaldi Sakar Lab
  Oriane Poupart Pioletti Lab & Moser Lab
April 9, 2021 Stefano Vianello Lutolf Lab
  Sailan Shui Correia Lab
April 16, 2021 Andreas Scheck Correia Lab
  (no second speaker this time, exceptionally)
April 23, 2021 cancelled
April 30, 2021 cancelled
May 7, 2021 Arielle Planchette Radenovic Lab
  Tamara Rossy Persat Lab
May 21, 2021 Vytautas Navikas Radenovic Lab
  Eleonora Borda Ghezzi Lab
May 28, 2021 Nicolas Maïno Renaud Lab
  Fumiaki Iwane (ex-)Millán Lab & Billard Lab
June 4, 2021 Clémence Hurni Naef Lab
  Yu Sun Schoonjans Lab
June 11, 2021 Sarah Wehrle Correia Lab
  Vasiliki Bikia Stergiopulos Lab
June 18, 2021 Radiana Ferrero Deplancke Lab
  Olivier Venzin Oates Lab
June 25, 2021 Laura Hermans Ramdya Lab & Sakar Lab
  Umji Lee Feige Lab & Deplancke Lab
July 2, 2021 Frédéric Normandeau McKinney Lab
  Sophie Rivara Ablasser Lab
July 9, 2021 cancelled

Season Five Calendar

October 4, 2019 Sylvain Träger Dal Peraro Lab
followed by open discussion with Georg Fantner, new EDBB Director
November 1, 2019 Yuqing Xie Tang Lab
  no second speaker this time, exceptionally
December 6, 2019 Peiling Luan Auwerx Lab
  Raquel Parreira Sakar Lab
January 10, 2020 Mario Romani Auwerx Lab
  Domen Kampjut IST Austria, Klosterneuburg (AT)
February 7, 2020
Gerard Llimos Aubach Deplancke Lab
  Jaipreet Singh Loomba D’Angelo Lab
March 6, 2020 Stamatia Pagoulatou Stergiopulos Lab
  Alexis Bachmann Auwerx Lab
to be rescheduled due to Covid-19 situation:
April 3, 2020 Barbora Lavičková Maerkl Lab
  Oriane Poupart Moser Lab & Pioletti Lab
May 1, 2020 Numa Piot van der Goot Lab
  Clémence Hurni Naef Lab
June 5, 2020 Andreas Scheck Correia Lab
  Xavier Pierrat Persat Lab
July 3, 2020
Arielle Planchette Radenovic Lab
  Lucio Pancaldi Sakar Lab