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Towards a more affordable analysis of air pollution
EPFL scientists have developed a new method for chemical analysis of fine particles that they plan to extend on a large scale – including in developing countries – through an Innosuisse innovation grant award and a new startup.
Planting oats to study the effects of air pollution
A team of EPFL scientists turned Bois-Chamblard park in Buchillon, on Lake Geneva, into a temporary research station for collecting experimental data. Their goal is to better understand how anthropogenic air pollution affects plant growth.
Benoit Ferrari appointed new director at the Ecotox Centre
On July 1, Benoit Ferrari permanently takes over as director of the Ecotox Centre, which he has already led ad interim for the past two years. He is supported by Etienne Vermeirssen, group leader of Aquatic Ecotoxicology, as deputy director.