Michele De Palma

SV 2527 (Bâtiment SV)
Station 19
1015 Lausanne

Web site:  Web site:  https://depalma-lab.epfl.ch

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Macrophages; Tumor angiogenesis; Anti-angiogenic therapy; Immunotherapy; Angiopoietin-2; microRNAs; Exosomes; Mouse models of cancer; Gene modification of hematopoietic cells; Lentiviral vectors for gene transfer

Teaching & PhD


Life Sciences Engineering



This course provides a comprehensive overview of the biology of cancer, illustrating the mechanisms that cancer cells use to grow and disseminate at the expense of normal tissues and organs.

Cancer biology II

The course covers in detail the interactions of cancer cells with their environment with an emphasis on tumor-angiogenesis, inflammation, adaptive and innate immunity and cancer-induced immune suppression. Additional topics are cancer metabolism, cancer stem cells and metastasis.

Scientific project design in translational oncology

The theme of the course is the role of inflammation in cancer. It focuses on the regulation and multifaceted functions of tumor-associated inflammatory cells, and how they promote or oppose cancer.

Practical - De Palma Lab

Cell heterogeneity in the tumor microenvironment.