The Adolphe Merkle Institute

The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) is an independent competence center at the University of Fribourg that focuses on research and education in the domain of soft nanomaterials. Find out more about us here.


How carbon-based particles interact with the lung

Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute's BioNanomaterials group have created a 3D lung cell model system to investigate how carbon-based combustion byproducts behave as they interact with human…

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New mechanism opens door to more vivid colors

Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute and Yale-NUS College in Singapore have discovered a novel color-generation mechanism in nature, which if harnessed, has the potential to create cosmetics and…

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Novel bio-compatible catalysts

Dr. Michela Pellizzoni, of the Adolphe Merkle Institute's Macromolecular Chemistry group, has been awarded an Ambizione grant worth over CHF 900,000 by the Swiss National Science Foundation, one of four…

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Polymer Chemistry & Materials (Weder)
BioPhysics (Mayer)
Soft Matter Physics (Steiner)
BioNanomaterials (Fink/Rothen)
Macromolecular Chemistry (Bruns)
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials