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Mathematics - Event - 05.07.2022

Life Sciences - 04.07.2022
Major funding award to enhance breeding of laying hens
Major funding award to enhance breeding of laying hens
Open Philanthropy, a foundation based in California, USA, will support animal welfare scientist Michael J Toscano of the University of Bern and industrial collaborators.

Research Management - Politics - 04.07.2022

Economics / Business - Environment - 04.07.2022
Cutting carbon emissions upstream and downstream
Cutting carbon emissions upstream and downstream
Summer series - Master's project (1). EPFL student Clara Grandry is completing an internship at Tetra Pak - the world's leading supplier of food-packaging products and processes - for her Master's project.

Mechanical Engineering - 01.07.2022
Technology deployed to support people with disabilities
Technology deployed to support people with disabilities
EPFL students taking the Assistive Technologies Challenge class have developed personalized systems for patients with motor impairments. Five years ago, César had a stroke that left him hemiplegic and therefore unable to use his left hand. Swan, a 15-year-old, suffers from dropped head syndrome. Caroline, who works in adult education, was born with hand deformities that make it hard for her to use a keyboard.

Architecture - 01.07.2022

Campus - Research Management - 01.07.2022

Health - 30.06.2022
Digital awareness: trust and the features health apps should have to make us trust them
Digital awareness has gained importance in the public discourse in the past years.

Materials Science - Life Sciences - 30.06.2022
Making better use of sugar beet - thanks to Empa know-how
More than 250 million metric tons of sugar beet were harvested worldwide in 2020 and processed into table sugar.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 29.06.2022

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 29.06.2022
Watching how cells deal with stress
Watching how cells deal with stress
FMI researchers developed an imaging approach that allowed them to visualize individual molecules involved in the cell's response to stress. When a cell is exposed to stressors such as toxins, it switches on pathways aimed at repairing damage. One of these pathways is called the 'unfolded protein response', which senses unfolded or misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum — a cell organelle designated for folding proteins destined to other organelles or to be secreted by the cell.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.06.2022

Life Sciences - Innovation - 29.06.2022
Startup brings RNA sequencing into the age of big data
Startup brings RNA sequencing into the age of big data
EPFL spin-off Alithea Genomics has developed a system that allows scientists to easily tag bulk RNA samples with molecular barcodes so they can be processed by the hundreds in one single tube. The technology promises to dramatically shorten and streamline sample preparation for RNA sequencing, which will enable new applications for this technology, such as biomarker discovery and drug development.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.06.2022

Music - Social Sciences - 28.06.2022
Party hard but party safe at the Montreux Jazz Festival
Party hard but party safe at the Montreux Jazz Festival
An EPFL PhD candidate in urban sociology spent four years working at the Montreux Jazz Festival in order to gain insights into how safety and security are managed, both within and around this world-famous event.

Chemistry - Environment - 28.06.2022
Aiming at an industry without CO2 emissions
Aiming at an industry without CO2 emissions
On 20 June, the Association for the Decarbonization of Industry with representatives from industry, energy suppliers, the financial sector and research adopted a joint strategy with the aim of developing holistic approaches for CO2 cuts in industrial applications that can rapidly be implemented. The focus is on high-temperature processes and logistics.

Life Sciences - Environment - 28.06.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 28.06.2022

Research Management - Politics - 28.06.2022

Environment - 27.06.2022

Chemistry - Event - 24.06.2022

Environment - Innovation - 24.06.2022
Spinning a network to promote Power-to-X
Spinning a network to promote Power-to-X
On Thursday, 23 June, stakeholders from research, business, administration and politics met at the Zurich Innovation Park in Dübendorf for the first meeting of the newly created SPIN platform for the promotion of Power-to-X technologies.

Innovation - Research Management - 22.06.2022
Greater support for knowledge and technology transfer needed for start-ups
Greater support for knowledge and technology transfer for start-ups can be achieved by improving the regulatory framework. This conclusion was drawn in an assessment report of test mandates, which was submitted to the Federal Council on 22 June 22. Proposed measures include clear policy guidelines on the handling of intellectual property at universities, providing start-up financing to cover patent-related costs, and including entrepreneurship training in university study programmes.

Research Management - Innovation - 21.06.2022

Research Management - Life Sciences - 20.06.2022

Innovation - Economics / Business - 20.06.2022

Physics - Event - 16.06.2022
An ever more powerful ultrafast laser flash
An ever more powerful ultrafast laser flash
The Time-Frequency Laboratory (LTF) of the University of Neuchâtel has just achieved a new performance in the field of ultrafast lasers.

Environment - Event - 15.06.2022
Sustainable Investments by Private Banks Are Becoming Almost Standard Practice
Private banks across Europe are meeting more client demands, new regulations and pressure from stakeholders with better qualified advisors.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 14.06.2022
Technology transfer activities to industry on the rise at USI
With USI Transfer in 2021, the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and its affiliated institutions registered 40 new research contracts and 150 new agreements about technology transfer and 8 new patent applications filed.

Environment - 14.06.2022
Drone collects water samples autonomously
Drone collects water samples autonomously
In the future, drones could open up new possibilities for taking water samples fully automatically in remote areas.

Environment - Politics - 13.06.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 13.06.2022
Spotlight on FMIers: Iskra Katic
At first glance, Caenorhabditis elegans , or C. elegans for short, isn't exactly awe-inspiring.

Linguistics / Literature - 13.06.2022
Words that wound, words that heal - Interview with Sara Greco
The conference " Domestic Violence and Language ", offered as part of "Convergence and Distance," a cultural project devised by the USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, has been held in the USI Auditorium on 16 May.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.06.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Research Management - 10.06.2022
Gaia maps the Milky Way in three dimensions
Gaia maps the Milky Way in three dimensions
The European data processing and analysis consortium for Gaia, in which the UNIGE participates, publishes its third catalogue of data. A colossal amount of new information about our galaxy. The European consortium for the data processing and analysis of the Gaia satellite, led by the European Space Agency (ESA), has published its third catalogue.
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