Breakthrough advances in biological sciences depend on close collaborations between disciplines at the cross road of biology, engineering, 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.
The School of Life Sciences launches it’s fifth 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. This year, we especially welcome PhD projects between two groups at SV and ENAC.
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.
Submission deadline: October 31, 2021.
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
Pavan Ramdya – Firmenich Next Generation Chair of Neuroengineering (SV)
Pascal Fua – Computer Vision Laboratory (IC)
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)