Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Lead scientists: Didier Trono, Priscilla Turelli

EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university. It welcomes students, professors and collaborators of more than 120 nationalities. EPFL has both a Swiss and international vocation and focuses on three missions: teaching, research and innovation.

EPFL collaborates with an important network of partners, including other universities and colleges, secondary schools, industry, economy, political circles, and the general public, with the aim of having a real impact on society.

The laboratory of Virology and Genetics, headed by Prof Didier Trono, has a long-standing interest in the biology of viruses and viral infections. Research in Professor Trono’s laboratory at EPFL is now also focused on the study of mobile genetic elements and their role in regulating gene expression in mammals. The laboratory of Didier Trono and EPFL also partake in the Swiss National SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Program.

The laboratory is supported by different funding bodies (European Union, Swiss National Foundation, Swiss Cancer Research)

Roles in the COVICS project:
  • Genomic and Virologic Surveillance (WP5)

CoVICIS is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under grant nr 101046041