Breakfast & Science Seminar 18

The eighteenth edition of the Breakfast and Science Seminar Series will be hybrid – both virtual and on-site with a restricted number of people.

It is our great honour to host the highly reputable speaker during this first in-person B&S event since March 2020 in the newly renovated CIBM seminar room at EPFL.

Date and time: Tuesday September 28th, 2021 – 9:00 to 10:30 CET

Location:  Virtual on Zoom and on-site CIBM Seminar Room, EPFL campus, Station 6 CH F1 614 1015 Lausanne.


09:00 – 09:15 Welcome & Introduction

09:15 – 10:00  The 100µPET project: pioneering ultra-high-resolution molecular imaging with monolithic silicon pixel detectors

Prof. Giuseppe Iacobucci
Giuseppe Iacobucci,
Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Geneva

The 100µPET project, an SNSF SINERGIA between UNIGE, EPFL and HUG, is developing a small-animal PET scanner based on a multi-layer of novel monolithic silicon pixel sensors. In contrast to typical PET scanners, the 100µPET granularity of 100×100×200µm3 will provide ground-breaking spatial resolution and depth-of-interaction for high-quality imaging over the entire field of view. The outstanding volumetric spatial resolution of 0.06 mm3 will require the development of advanced image-reconstruction algorithms able to exploit the several millions detection channels.
The new instrument and method will be used to perform ultra-high-resolution molecular imaging of the onset and progression of atherosclerosis in ApoE-/- mice as a first biomedical application, before making it available for novel cutting-edge medical applications.

About the Speaker
Giuseppe Iacobucci, full Professor at the University of Geneva, is a particle physicist who participated to experiments at the HERA electron-proton collider at DESY and at the ISR and LHC proton-proton colliders at CERN. He is presently involved in the ATLAS and FASER experiments at the LHC. Since several years, his research group is also active in the development of novel silicon sensors with very high time resolution for basic science and applications in medicine and beyond.

10:00-10:30  CIBM News and Updates

Seminar Chair

Prof. Martin Walter, 
Head of CIBM PET HUG UNIGE Section

Please register by Monday September 27, 2021, 12:00

To join us on Zoom, register at the following link:

To attend on site, please register here to attend in person, as places are limited:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


28 Sep 2021


9:00 am - 10:30 am


CIBM Seminar Room, EPFL campus, Station 6 CH F1 614 Lausanne

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