Located at the strategic Epalinges UNIL-Biopôle campus, the department is at the heart of the dynamic Centre of Immunity and Infection (CIIL) community. Researchers there benefit from the latest technological advancements, have the opportunity to attend inspiring seminars by leading experts, and can collaborate with the diverse companies based at the Biopôle campus.
Education is a foundational aspect of the department. It plays a significant role in the University of Lausanne's Faculty of Biology and Medicine, contributing to teaching programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. The department is actively involved in managing the master's program in Medical Biology and in coordinating the Ph.D. program in Cancer and Immunology.