EPFL BioE DAY 2022 - Engineering as an Enabling Discipline in Cancer Research, Diagnosis and Treatment


Event details

Date 02.12.2022
Hour 13:0022:00
Speaker Various speakers
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
Annual research event of the
EPFL's Institute of Bioengineering (IBI)

In a nutshell (see HERE for detailed schedules):
  • Invited talks by:
            - Susan Thomas
               Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA (USA)
               "Engineered Biomaterials for Lymph Node Drug Delivery
                and Disease Modeling Enable Next-Gen Approaches in
                Cancer Immunotherapy"

            - Charles Baroud
               Ecole Polytechnique and Institut Pasteur, Paris (FR)
               "Decoding Collective Immune-Cancer Interactions Using
                a Microfluidic 3D Culture Approach"

            - George Coukos
               Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Lausanne (CH)
               "Overview of EPFL-Ludwig Engineering in Immune
                Oncology CATALYST"

            - Moritz Gerstung
               EBI Hinxton (UK) and
               German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, Heidelberg (DE)
               "Learning How Cancers Grow"
  • Short research talks
           by six finalists competing for this year's
           ‘J. Hubbell and M. Swartz Young Bioengineer Award’:

            - Tamara Rossy
               EPFL-IBI, Persat Lab
               "Pseudomonas aeruginosa Contracts Mucus to Rapidly
                Form Biofilms in Tissue Engineered Human Airways"

            - Lucio Pancaldi
               EPFL-IBI, Sakar Lab
               "Flow-Driven Navigation of Microengineered Endovascular

            - Kewen Lei
               formerly:  EPFL-IBI, Tang Lab
               "Leveraging T Cell Force to Fight Cancer"
            - Saranya Pullanchery
               EPFL-IBI, Roke Lab
               "Hydrophobicity: How Water Imparts a Negative Charge to
                Hydrophobic Surfaces"

            - Wanze Chen
               formerly:  EPFL-IBI, Deplancke Lab
               "Temporal Transcriptomic Recording of Single Cells
                Using Live-seq"

            - Yuqing Xie
               formerly:  EPFL-IBI, Tang Lab
               "Toward Superior Cancer Immunotherapy Through
                Engineering Cell-Communication"

  • Annual Ceremony
            - 'J. Hubbell and M. Swartz Young Bioengineer Award'
            - EDBB Distinctions
            - Poster prizes
            - Toasts to various IBI faculty
           And, back after two years:
            - the one and only 'IBI Lebowski/Lebowska Award'!
  • Networking, beer & wine, food buffet
  • Party time with DJs Vincent & Toscan...

Participation is free of charge, however registration is required
Final (extended) deadline: November 24, 2022, noon.
(please contact Dietrich REINHARD if you missed the deadline).

Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Registration required


  • EPFL Institute of Bioengineering (IBI)