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Environment - 09.06.2022
Comic Report: Research with Faeces at Eawag
Comic Report: Research with Faeces at Eawag
Eawag's research is usually reported on in scientific papers and media articles. Rather unusual, however, is the form of a comic. Illustrator Celine Künzle took a close-up look at Eawag's research with faeces and recorded her impressions in the recently-published comic report. The comic reportage "Researching with faeces" is one of a total of four contributions by Celine Künzle for the current issue of the comic magazine Strapazin.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.06.2022
Major US award for Bern and Geneva researchers
Major US award for Bern and Geneva researchers
A prestigious grant from the USA goes to the biomedical scientist Sven Rottenberg, University of Bern, and the clinical scientist Intidhar Labidi-Galy, University of Geneva and University Hospital of Geneva.

Economics / Business - Campus - 07.06.2022
EPFL students acquire a taste for entrepreneurship
EPFL students acquire a taste for entrepreneurship
In 2018, EPFL introduced a program whereby highly motivated Master's students can create a startup for their Master's projects.

Innovation - Computer Science - 02.06.2022
Perfect privacy technology and chasing rainbows
Perfect privacy technology and chasing rainbows
From banking to communication our modern, daily lives are driven by data with ongoing concerns over privacy. Now, a new EPFL paper argues that many promises made around privacy-preserving mechanisms will never be fulfilled and that we need to accept these inherent limits and not chase the impossible.

Environment - 02.06.2022

Innovation - 31.05.2022

Music - Event - 30.05.2022
When doing research is like playing jazz
When doing research is like playing jazz
From exploring the nature of creativity to turning a building into an instrument, a unique collaboration between EPFL's Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (DCML) and celebrated jazz pianist Michael Wollny aims to push the boundaries of music theory.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.05.2022
First genomic sequencing of Monkeypox in Switzerland
First genomic sequencing of Monkeypox in Switzerland
The Geneva Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases (UNIGE / HUG) shares the first sequencing results of the monkeypox genome from Switzerland.

Transport - Environment - 27.05.2022
Synfuels: A solution for historic vehicles?
Synfuels: A solution for historic vehicles?
Synthetic fuels can make a contribution to achieving climate targets. But can they be used in conventional combustion engines without any problems? This question is being investigated by Empa in collaboration with the Swiss car importer AMAG.

Mechanical Engineering - 26.05.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 25.05.2022
Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry
Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry
By becoming a member of the SKA Observatory (SKAO), the largest and most ambitious radio astronomy collaboration in the world, Switzerland intends to foster Swiss research and industry while contributing to an international initiative that promises to revolutionize our understanding of the Universe.

Environment - 25.05.2022

Pharmacology - Health - 24.05.2022
Turning drug discovery into speed dating
Turning drug discovery into speed dating
EPFL spin-off ArcoScreen has developed a platform that turns the discovery of new drugs for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, diabetes and cancer from a marathon into a sprint. The firm's microfluidic readout system assesses the response of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) to new substances, delivering significant time and financial gains for pharmaceutical companies.

Innovation - Materials Science - 24.05.2022
Research in the service of Switzerland
Research in the service of Switzerland
"How to best serve Switzerland" - that is the question behind numerous research projects and innovations from the institutions of the ETH Domain, said Michael Hengartner, President of the ETH Board, on the fringes of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Environment - Campus - 20.05.2022

Environment - Campus - 20.05.2022

Materials Science - Career - 19.05.2022

Environment - 19.05.2022

Innovation - Politics - 19.05.2022

Event - History / Archeology - 19.05.2022
Honeymoon? Ethnographic Museum Shines Light on Research into East Africa Collection
Honeymoon? Ethnographic Museum Shines Light on Research into East Africa Collection
A German couple goes on a honeymoon to East Africa and return with hundreds of objects, including everyday items, jewelry, musical instruments and tools.

Health - Social Sciences - 18.05.2022
Swiss TPH Awarded Four New Research Grants in Paediatric Health
Swiss TPH Awarded Four New Research Grants in Paediatric Health
Swiss TPH has been awarded four out of six new research grants from the Principal Investigator Initiative of the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH).

Innovation - Environment - 17.05.2022

Pedagogy - 17.05.2022
The power of signs
The power of signs
Signs and symbols are intended to provide orientation in public spaces. Once we-ve understood their message, we take note of it and usually think no more of it.

Innovation - Health - 17.05.2022
Swiss Science celebrates Hansjörg Wyss
Swiss Science celebrates Hansjörg Wyss
Successful research does not happen in a vacuum - it needs a lot of money and resources. In addition to governmental funding, generous donors are of central importance for the Swiss research ecosystem.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 16.05.2022

Life Sciences - 15.05.2022

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.05.2022
New head for fisheries advisory service
New head for fisheries advisory service
As of 1 May 2022, Andrin Krähenbühl will head the FIBER fisheries advisory service at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) in Kastanienbaum.

Event - Innovation - 12.05.2022

Environment - 12.05.2022
Teaming up to solve water-related problems in Ghana
Teaming up to solve water-related problems in Ghana
Two EPFL students, Nour Ghalia Abassi and Mohamed Ali Dhraief, spent ten days in Ghana working on water-related projects.

Career - Campus - 11.05.2022

Health - Innovation - 11.05.2022
Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function
Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function
Working closely with users and therapists, EPFL spin-off Emovo Care has developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or accident.

Environment - Sport - 10.05.2022
Playing for climate protection
Playing for climate protection
If Switzerland wants to achieve its goal of being climate neutral by 2050, there are still many hurdles to overcome.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 09.05.2022
Cyberbullying: the viewpoint of social neuroscience
Cyberbullying: the viewpoint of social neuroscience
Responsible digitalisation is one of the key themes chosen by USI for 2022, which we explore in depth thanks also to Dr Rosalba Morese 's neuroscientific studies on cyberbullying and isolation.

Computer Science - 09.05.2022
Using the matrix to help Meta gear up
Just 12-months after it was created, in December 2004, 1-million people were active on Facebook. As of December 2021 it had an average 1.93 billion daily active users.

Laboratory - Environment - 05.05.2022
Where I work: Seeing the invisible
Where I work: Seeing the invisible
Do you remember the first time that you used a microscope? Actually, I had one as a child, it was a small toy microscope that you had to put in the sunlight to be able to magnify anything.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 05.05.2022
In order to close nutrient cycles, many stakeholders must work together
In order to close nutrient cycles, many stakeholders must work together
Researchers Sabine Hoffmann, Kai Udert and Lisa Deutsch are committed to a sanitation and nutrient transformation. They use an example to explain why a transformation is needed and why collaboration with politicians in particular is a challenge. "Resources from the bowl are the key" (in German: "Ressourcen aus der Schüssel sind der Schlüssel") is the title of a discussion paper that Sabine Hoffmann, Lisa Deutsch and Kai Udert developed together with a transdisciplinary team from research, politics and practice.