News

2018

22.09.2018 Dr. Tang will give an invited talk at Cell Therapies and Bioengineering Conference.

28.08.2018 Yu is awarded prestigious EuroTechPostdoc Fellowship! Congratulations! He will develop novel vaccines in collaboration with Prof. Jurjen Tel’s group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

10.08.2018 We have 2 immediate openings for postdoctoral researchers. See Join us for the details.

10.08.2018 Yu and Yugang’s review paper entitled “Engineering cancer vaccines using stimuli-responsive biomaterials” is accepted in Nano Research. Congratulations!

09.08.2018 Our paper about a smart nanogel backpack for enhanced T-cell immunotherapy is published in Nature Biotechnology and highlighted as a cover story of the August issue. Thank all the co-authors, editor and reviewers!

A News & Views article by Dr. Heslop is associated.

The paper has been highlighted in many media reports: MIT NewsEPFL News, EurekAlert!, Phys.org, Nanowerk, My Science, eCancer, Health Canal, Medindia, Madrid, UPI.com, Science and Enterprise, Brinkwire, Sina, BioArt 

Torque based in Cambridge, Massacheusse, has licensed our patents, raised $25M, and will launch the clinical trial soon.

Yuqing and his girlfriend made a nice cake to celebrate!

  

01.08.2018 The whole group had a BBQ on Swiss National Day to celebrate our recent grants and papers.

 

01.08.2018 We are awarded 2018 ERC starting grant (a 5-year grant) to explore a new area for physically modulating immune response for enhanced and safer cancer immunotherapy. Many thanks to ERC for the outstanding support!

https://actu.epfl.ch/news/prof-li-tang-gets-an-erc-starting-grant/

12.07.2018 Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. 

02.07.2018 Yugang and Kewen’s review paper on cancer neoantigen vaccine is published in Frontiers in Immunology. Congratulations!

01.07.2018 Prof. Tang has been selected as a 2018 Young Innovator in NanoBiotech by Nano Research (NR 45 under 45). Thanks to the editors and organizers for this great honor!

01.07.2018 Warm welcome to the new members, Nabeel Ahmad, Université de Franche-Comté, and James Li, Johns Hopkins University, USA.

 

25.06.2018 The Tang group had a dinner together to welcome new members! We enjoyed the food and a world-cup football game! And the Swiss team won!

 06.06.2018  Dr. Tang delivered an invited talk at the 24th Annual Meeting of the SSB+RM: Bioinspired Materials at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg.

 15.05.2018  Dr. Tang presented our research at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT), Mainz, Germany.

 05.04.2018  Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at the Symposium SM02—Immune Modulatory Materials—From Design to Translational Applications, 2018 MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Thank Susan Thomas and Evan Scott for the opportunity!

 04.01.2018  The whole group had a wonderful lab retreat in Morgins! We shared the visions and wishes for the new year, and enjoyed the 4-day ski trip and great home-made food!

      

2017

14.12.2017 The whole group had a dinner together to celebrate the holidays!

24.11.2017 Yuqing and Lixia presented their posters at the EPFL ‘Bioengineering Day’ 2017.
22.11.2017 Yuqing and Lixia’s review paper was accepted for publication in WIREs Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology! Congratulations!

20.09.2017 Shahana Bishnoi, Luca Vergano, Sanja Tosheska joined our group for master projects. Welcome!
06.09.2017 Six Tang Lab members attended The Third CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference, Mainz, Germany. Yuqing and Lixia were selected to present their posters.  Thanks to all the organizers for the opportunity!

Everyone in Tang Lab enjoyed the cutting-edge science and the beautiful city, Mainz!

 

 

04.09.2017 Dr. Tang gave an invited seminar on the Dendritic Cells Immunotherapy Day at Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. See the video here. Thanks to Dr. Andrzej Dzionek and other organizers for the invitation and the fantastic visit!

30.08.2017 Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at the Annual meeting of the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Geneva-Lausanne School of Pharmacy (EPGL), Zermatt, Switzerland. Thanks to the organizers, Dr. Carole Bourquin and Dr. Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska for the opportunity!

17.08.2017 Dr. Darrell Irvine from MIT visited our lab!

08.08.2017 Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China. Thanks to Dr. Nana Zhao, and Dr. Fujian Xu for the invitation and the fantastic visit!
05.08.2017 Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials at Soochow University, Suzhou, China. Thanks to Dr. Lichen Yin for the invitation and the fantastic visit!
01.08.2017 Dr. Yugang Guo, Dr. Yu Zhao, and Kewen Lei (EDMX) joined our group. Welcome!
29.05.2017 Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at the Faculty retreat of the Swiss Cancer Center Lausanne (SCCL). Thanks to the organizers for the opportunity!
23.05.2017 Dr. Tang gave an invited seminar at ETH Zürich. Thanks to Dr. Marcy Zenobi-Wong, and Dr. Martin Ehrbar, for the invitation and the fantastic visit!

23.04.2017 Tang lab’s first 20-KM, 10-KM, and 2-KM runners participated the 20KM de Lausanne 2017!

   

07.04.2017 Dr. Tang delivered a presentation in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA. Thanks to Dr. Kit Lam and Dr. Yuanpei Li for the invitation!

06.04.2017 Dr. Tang delivered a presentation in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. Thanks to Dr. Bo Wang for the invitation!

05.04.2017 Dr. Tang gave an invited talk at the symposium entitled “Biomaterials for Immunotherapy” during the 253rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA, USA. Dr. Tang also chaired a session on immunoengineering. Thanks to the organizers, Dr. Hao Cheng, Dr. Zhen Gu, and Dr. Darrell Irvine, for the opportunity!

03.04.2017

Our laboratory was awarded  a project grant from Novartis Foundation for medical-biological Research to target LIGHT to tumor for enhanced cancer immunotherapy. This is a collaborative project  with Dr. Yang-Xin Fu’s team at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Many thanks to Novartis Foundation for the support!

30.03.2017

Our laboratory was awarded  a 3-year grant from Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la science to design an innovative cancer vaccine for enhanced lymph node targeting and cross-presentation. Many thanks to the Fondation Pierre Mercier for the generous support!

30.03.2017

Our laboratory was awarded  a 4-year, CHF 715’444, project funding from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to support our research in immunoengineering through responsive nanoparticle drug delivery. Many thanks to SNSF for the ourstanding support!

13.03.2017 Lixia Wei (EDMX) joined our group. Welcome!
10.03.2017 Dr. Tang was invited to give a talk at the joint EPFL-Tokyo Medical and Dental University Research Symposium on BIOMATERIALS & BIOELECTRONICS.
09.02.2017 Dr. Tang was invited to give a talk at the EPFL-SV Retreat for Bio(logical) engineering.
03.02.2017 Our colleagues, collaborators, and friends joined us for a wonderful lab-warming part!

   

13.01.2017 Tang lab had a group dinner at Osteria Balsamico to celebrate the new year! Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food very much!

09.01.2017 Yuqing produced the 1st piece of data in our lab! Congratulations!

2016

25.12.2016 Our laboratory was awarded  a EPFL-Biltema-ISREC grant to support our research in enhancing cancer immunotherapy using biomaterials. This is a collaborative project  with Dr. Coukos George’s team at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Lausanne. Many thanks to Biltema and ISREC Foundations for the support!

   

23.12.2016 Our new lab instrument is gradually coming! Check it out here and see what we have.
14.12.2016 Dr. Tang was invited to give a talk at the STI standing lunch hosted by Dean Demetri Psaltis.
06.12.2016 Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Dr. Tatsuro Irimura, Dr. Kanjiro Miyata, Dr. Horacio Cabral and Hori from University of Tokyo visited our lab! They are our first visitors!

  

01.12.2016 The constructions of Tang laboratory at MED is finished! Check our brand new lab space and equipment
05.12.2016 Yuqing presented a poster at the Frontiers 2016-joint Symposium of the EPFLand the University of Tokyo on Frontiers in NanoBioEngineering and Medicine.
05.12.2016 Dr. Tang was invited to give a talk at the Frontiers 2016-joint Symposium of the EPFL and the University of Tokyo on Frontiers in NanoBioEngineering and Medicine. Dr. Tang also chaired the session of Nanomedicine.

   

09.11.2016 Yuqing presented a poster of our research at the 5th Faculty & Staff Retreat of the Swiss Cancer Center Lausanne (SCCL).
08.11.2016 Dr. Tang was invited to give a talk at the 5th Faculty & Staff Retreat of the Swiss Cancer Center Lausanne (SCCL).
28.09.2016 Yuqing presented a poster of our research at the ‘Bioengineering Day’ at Campus Biotech Geneva.
13.09.2016 We are featured in STI, IBI and IMX webpages!
07.09.2016 Dr. Tang presented our research at ISRE-Swiss Cancer Center Lausanne (SCCL) Symposium 2016: Horizons of Cancer Biology and Therapy.
01.09.2016 Yuqing Xie (EDBB) joined our group. Welcome!
01.08.2016 The Tang laboratory (Laboratory of Biomaterials for Immunoengineering (LBI)) opened!