‘Engineering intestinal organoids and tumoroids’


Event details

Date 26.01.2022 12:1513:30  
Speaker Prof. Matthias Lütolf
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
A Lola and John Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research

Matthias Lutolf is Full Professor at EPFL’s Institute of Bioengineering, with a cross appointment in the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering. Lutolf was trained as a Materials Engineer at ETH Zurich where he also carried out his PhD studies (with Jeffrey Hubbell) that were awarded with an ETH medal. He continued his research training as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Stem Cell Biology (with Helen Blau) at Stanford University. He has served as the Director of the Institute of Bioengineering from 2014 to 2018. Lutolf is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of stem cell bioengineering and tissue engineering. His research program uniquely combines stem cell biology with engineering principles and quantitative thinking. His team, composed of engineers, chemists, physicists, cell and developmental biologists, strives to develop technologies that have true biological and medicinal function and applicability. Lutolf’s work has led to more than 110 peer-reviewed scientific publications, many of which published in highly reputed journals, more than 25 patents, and the commercialization of several products. Current research in the Lutolf lab is focused on the bioengineering of miniature tissues, termed organoids, that are generated from self-organizing stem cells.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Prof. Freddy Radtke, ISREC Director


  • Lisa Smith, ISREC Administrative Assistant (please contact me to obtain the Zoom passcode for this seminar).