Breakthrough advances in biological sciences depend on close collaborations between disciplines at the cross road of biology, engineering, computation, environmental and basic sciences. The goal of the iPhD program is to create lasting synergies between research groups at the School of Life Sciences and other fields at EPFL, converging on common interdisciplinary projects in life sciences.
Information about the 6th iPhD call will be announced soon. You will be asked to upload your application file in one single PDF file (max 5 MB). More information is to be found in the submission file directly.
The School of Life Sciences launches it’s 6th call for proposals for interdisciplinary PhD projects (iPhD).
The program seeks to fund new collaborative research efforts. Groups that have not been cooperating before are encouraged to participate.
Projects must involve two professors from distinct EPFL schools. One of the principal investigators must have main affiliation at the School of Life Sciences.
Projects between members of the same institute/center are excluded.
Funding covers salary costs for two years of a PhD student plus CHF 5’000 for other costs. Additional years must be backed by the requesting labs.
Learn more about granted projects
Matteo Dal Peraro – Laboratory for Biomolecular Modeling
Tamar Kohn – Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
Ana Marija Jaksic – Experimental Evolutionary Neurobiology laboratory
Stéphane Joost – Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems
Alexander Mathis – Group of Computational Neuroscience and AI
Devis Tuia – Environmental Computational Science and Earth Observation Laboratory
Johan Auwerx – Laboratory of Integrative Systems Physiology (SV)
Martin Gijs – Laboratory of Microsystems (STI)
Bart Deplancke – Laboratory of Systems Biology and Genetics (SV)
Esther Amstad – Soft Materials Laboratory (STI)
Andy Oates – Segmentation Timing and Dynamics Laboratory (SV)
Selman Sakar – Micro BioRobotics Systems Laboratory (STI)
Pavan Ramdya – Firmenich Next Generation Chair of Neuroengineering (SV)
Pascal Fua – Computer Vision Laboratory (IC)
Michael Herzog – Laboratory of Psychophysics (SV)
Pascal Frossard – Signal Processing Laboratory (STI)
Aleksandra Radenovic – Laboratory of Nanoscale Biology (STI)
Melanie Blokesch – Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology (SV)
Suliana Manley – Laboratory of Experimental Biophysics (SB)
Pierre Gönczy – Lab Cell and Developmental Biology (SV)
Pablo Rivera-Fuentes – Laboratory of Chemical and Biological Probes (SB)
Wulfram Gerstner – Laboratory of Computational Neuroscience (SV)
Sahand Rahi – Laboratory of the Physics of Biological Systems (SB)
Bernard Schneider – Bertarelli Foundation Gene Therapy Platform (SV)
Bruno Correia – Laboratory of Protein Design and Immunoengineering (STI)