The [email protected] initiative was launched in January 2019 by EPFL President Martin Vetterli with the goal of promoting interdisciplinary expertise and cutting-edge research at EPFL.


The [email protected] initiative revolves around the following core missions:

  • federate the broad imaging community at EPFL by identifying topics and needs of common interest;
  • be the incubator of new research ideas and collaborative projects in imaging;
  • develop resources valuable to the community and favor cross-fertilization;
  • provide state-of-the-art imaging infrastructure, equipment and technology;
  • promote open science practice in imaging;
  • attract and train students to acquire world-class expertise in imaging.

Current Actions

Various concrete actions will be implemented in the immediate and longer-term future. The current focus is on:

  • the listing of the expertise and resources available to the community;
  • the organization of a regular series of seminars accessible to a broad audience;  
  • the formulation of interdisciplinary student projects that involve two partner labs;
  • the organization of an imaging pole for the 50 years of EPFL (Open days).

[email protected] Steering Committee

Chair: Michael Unser
Member: Suliana Manley (SB)
Member: Christophe Moser (STI)
Member: Andrew Oates (SV)
Member: Sabine Süsstrunk (IC)


For more information: [email protected]

Laurène Donati

Daniel Sage