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.


Harnessing the power of the electric eel

Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), the University of Michigan, and the University of California San Diego, have developed a power source inspired by the electric…

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Blue halo helps bees find flowers

Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, the University of Cambridge, and Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, have demonstrated that many types of flowers produce a so-called ‘blue halo' that allows bees…

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