EPFL BioE DAY 2020


Event details

Date 12.11.2020
Hour 13:0017:00
Speaker Various speakers
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars

Annual research event of the EPFL's Institute of Bioengineering (IBI) -- this year on the topic "Physics of Living Systems".
NOTICE: online only (Zoom webinar), due to restrictions currently in force at EPFL, resulting from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

In a nutshell (see HERE for detailed schedules):

  • Invited Talks by:
            Polina Anikeeva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (USA):
            "Modulation of Neural Function with Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Tools" (Keynote)
            Anne-Florence Bitbol, Institute of Bioengineering, EPFL:
            "Statistical Physics to Study Proteins and Microbial Evolution"
            Dagmar Iber, ETH Zurich (CH):
            "Physical Principles of Epithelial Morphogenesis" (Keynote)
              Chan Cao, Postdoc, Dal Peraro Lab:
            "Decoding Informational Polymer by Engineered Biological Nanopores"
            Fabian Sesterhenn, Postdoc, Correia Lab:
            "Toward a New Age of Precision Vaccines Through Computationally Designed Proteins"
            Dora Mahečić, PhD student, Manley Lab:
            "Super-Resolution Microscopy Across Biological Spatiotemporal Scales"
            Mikhail Nikolaev, PhD student, Lutolf Lab:
            "Tissue-Engineered Mini-Guts Establish a Homeostatic Organoid Culture System Resembling Native Intestinal Tissue"
  • Annual Ceremony
            'Jeffrey Hubbell and Melody Swartz Young Bioengineer Award'
            EDBB Distinctions
            Nods to various IBI faculty (in normal times, such nods would be toasts...)
            And introducing this year: the annual 'IBI Lebowski/Lebowska Award'
  • Sadly missing this year: posters, mingling & networking, beer & wine, food, live music...

Participation is free of charge, however registration is required through Zoom (no deadline).

Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Registration required


  • EPFL Institute of Bioengineering (IBI)