EICSE – EPFL Initiative for Cancer Science and Engineering

EICSE’s mission is to amalgamate the talent and diverse expertise of researchers from within multiple EPFL faculties, in order to break barriers in trans-disciplinary cancer research. The imperative is to advance both the knowledge of disease mechanisms, and the engineering of therapeutic and diagnostic agents, as well as tools based on new conceptual insights and opportunities. This EPFL-wide Center will seek to inspire an interactive and collaborative community of scientists and engineers who are broadly focused on cancer, a leading cause of death and morbidity worldwide.

EICSE activities currently include retreats for brainstorming amongst faculty members and to introduce research programs relating to cancer, with the goal of catalyzing interdisciplinary collaborations. In the future, seed grants are envisaged to stimulate collaborative bridging projects involving research groups with complementary expertise and capabilities to further develop transformative innovation.

Visit the website and see how your lab can participate in creating a powerful interdisciplinary tool – do not hesitate to contact Lisa Smith ([email protected]) to add your lab’s details.