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EPFL lab headed by Francesco Stellacci gets 5 million research grant

The Werner Siemens Foundation has given a major grant to the Supramolecular Nano-Materials and Interfaces Laboratory (SuNMIL), headed by Francesco Stellacci, within EPFL’s School of Engineering. His team, which is working on a compound that can block viral activity, hopes to make progress in the fight against SARS-CoV-2. (Click to read on)… ...

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Practical technologies for the global South

The Tech4Dev program connects EPFL researchers with NGOs in order to develop technologies able to address specific needs in the global South and withstand local conditions. Four projects have been awarded grants following the first call for proposals. 3D-printed assistive devices for people with disabilities (Click to read on)… ...

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Personalized cancer vaccines

The only therapeutic cancer vaccine available on the market has so far showed very limited efficacy in clinical trials. EPFL researchers are currently working on an alternative. They have developed a platform that allows a cancer vaccine to be delivered to a precise location and stimulate the immune system in a safe way – thereby ...

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Li Tang makes prestigious list of 35 Innovators Under 35 for China

The Tenure Track Assistant Professor in EPFL’s School of Engineering, who is developing immunotherapy approaches to treat cancer, has been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2019 China list of the 35 most promising innovators under 35 years of age. This list is a who’s who of up-and-coming Chinese researchers poised to revolutionize our lifestyles and ...

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