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…
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…
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…
Dr. Fabienne Schwab of the Adolphe Merkle Institute's BioNanomaterials group has won the "most exciting solution" award at the project pitching session of the SHIFT Zurich conference.
Our latest annual report
The Adolphe Merkle Institute's latest annual report showcases some of our most important recent research breakthroughs, as well as our multiple international collaborations. From electric eels to mechanochromic…
AMI student wins nanotech award
Polymer Chemistry & Materials student Céline Calvino takes home one of the five Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Awards handed out at the Swiss NanoConvention 2018 in Zurich.
Schoolkids get a taste of nanoscience
Schoolchildren from the Fribourg area recently spent two afternoons at the Adolphe Merkle Institute as part of the Goûters scientifiques/Wissenschaft zum Zvieri program run by the University of Fribourg.
Special journal issue highlights bio-inspired materials
Bio-inspiration is a powerful concept to develop novel functional materials. A special edition of leading journal Advanced Materials, edited by Adolphe Merkle Institute Prof. Nico Bruns, presents bio-inspired…
Museum Night 2018
Come and celebrate our 10th anniversary!
Come to the Adolphe Merkle Institute for Fribourg's Museum Night on Saturday, May 26, and celebrate our 10th anniversary. We are joining forces with the city's main attractions, and opening our doors between…