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.


A prize for improved nanosafety

Adolphe Merkle Institute Professors Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser and Alke Fink have been awarded the 2017 CUSSTR Prize for helping improve nanosafety with a simple nanomaterials decision tree.

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A better understanding of nanoparticle integrity inside cells

Adolphe Merkle Institute researchers at the University of Fribourg have highlighted the need to apply complementary analysis methods to study nanoparticle behavior inside cells, pointing to shortfalls…

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Adolphe Merkle Institute and US researchers partner to develop bio-inspired projects

Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (USA), and the University of Chicago (USA), have been awarded…

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