Meet the people who participated in the spring semester of 2013 here at EPFL:

Emilie Mussard is a student in Life Sciences faculty. She is particularly interested in the physical processes that drive and hold biological systems; this covers a large panel of study domains! Later, she wants to work as an engineer on real and useful issues and thinks the project is a first step in this direction. She also likes transmitting what she knows and is currently employed as a teaching-assistant for 2nd year physics class. She has a previous formation as a theologian and tries to work interdisciplinarily when it is possible, particularly when facing with ethical issues. Besides her studies, she is also playing music and theatre with some groups.

Romain Equey is a third year life sciences student at EPFL. He is particulary interested by all these approaches we can have in this project. A big mixture of all we learn. The real world aspect of this project is also important for him. He likes to create things by hand, so here he finds what he is looking for.

Jasmina Rubattel is a 3rd year Life Sciences student from Lausanne. This real world project appeared to be a good way to mix together the main interesting subjects of her studies (biology, electronics, informatics), while applying theoretical knowledge to build a device available for everyone and share it with the world.

Nicolas Krischer I’m 22 years old and study life science for 2 and half years. I come from Geneva where I study until I get my maturity. Then I move to Lausanne to study life science. I’m interested in informatics, biology and engineering, so this faculty fits well to my demand. I was informatics teacher-assistant the last semester. I’m very interested in this sensor project because of the versatility of these tools and the large application spectrum. I’m also very interested in the programming and the open source aspect of this project.I also practice beekeeping for five years and I look after about five bee colonies. I played oboe at Lausanne’s conservatory and I play in the Quipasseparlà orchestra. This year we played Beethoven’s 6th symphony and Brahms violin concerto and we made a tour in Florence in Italy. I’m also implicated in the orchestra’s administration.

Sachiko Hirosue works as a researcher at the interface of biomaterials and lymphatic physiology in the Institute of Bioengineering, School of Life Sciences at EPFL. Her interests in bio art derives from the encounter at the Subtle Technologies Festival (Toronto, Canada), which she co-chaired from 2005-2008. She is currently active with hackteria, an international network of artists, scientists, and hackers working on Open Source Biological Art Projects.

Robin Scheibler is a doctoral candidate in Computer and Communication Science at EPFL. During his internship in Japan, he was active in the safecast project, to crowdsource and map radiation levels after the Tsunami in March 2011.

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