Alixe Kirbihler (She/Her)

Bioengineering Student, EPFL

About Alixe Kirbihler

Hello :) 

My name is Alixe Kirbihler and I am a 2023 Laidlaw scholar. I am currently a first year Life sciences bachelor student at EPFL. I am really interested in neurosciences, the biomedical field and, more generally, anything related to engineering. 

Confirmed enthusiast of any outdoors activities, I am willing to discuss with you about any subjects, should it be STEM or climbing-hiking-skiing-diving related ;) 

My research this summer will focus on characterising a novel D.Melanogaster mutant that perturbs synapse arborisation. It will take place in Professor McCabe’s laboratory (for more information: 

I am really glad to be part of this community that gathers such inspiring and dedicated scholars and can’t wait to meet you !

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Biochemistry Biological Sciences Biomedical Sciences Engineering Neuroscience

Area of Expertise

Biomedical Sciences Engineering

I am from:

France Switzerland

I speak:

English French German

My hobbies/interests are:

Hiking/walking Houseplants/gardening Ice skating Nature & environment Outdoor sports Programming Reading Skiing Travelling Yoga

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Intro Content

Proposal Biomedical Sciences Biological Sciences Engineering

My research proposal- Summer 2023

Hello everyone! You can find here my research proposal. In the short term, I will analyze the fine motor movements of a novel mutant of D. Melanogaster that presents an extensive synaptic arborization. It will widen our understanding of locomotor systems. Feel free to ask any questions :)

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Channels contributed to:

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Recent Comments

Aug 09, 2023

I have never heard of an experiment focused on determining whether D.Melanogaster play or not before and I must say that I’m quite curious about your future findings. Good luck for conducting your experiment !

Aug 09, 2023

Good luck with your research project, I can’t wait to see how far you will come by the end of it ;)

Aug 09, 2023

I find your project really fascinating and I’m eager to see your final results ! Good luck :)

Jul 27, 2023

I can’t wait to see your experiment’s findings ! Good luck :)

Jul 17, 2023

Very interesting, I can’t wait to here more about the progression of your project :)