Master of chemistry [23.02.2017]
Congratulations to Samuel Raccio of the AMI Macromolecular Chemistry group. Samuel is the 2016 BASF prize winner as the best Master student in chemistry at the University of Fribourg.
AMI article among Best of Macromolecular Journals [15.02.2017]
An Adolphe Merkle Institute article in the journal Macromolecular Materials and Engineering by Janak Sapkota, Jens Natterodt, Anuja Shirole, Prof. Johan Foster and Prof. Christoph Weder has been selected for the Best of Macromolecular Journals 2017 edition.
Another Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship at AMI [03.02.2017]
The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) will be home to yet another prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow.
Finding the right nanoparticles for medical applications [03.02.2017]
Adolphe Merkle Institute researchers, along with colleagues at the universities of Fribourg and Geneva have developed a low-cost method to quickly select the most promising nanoparticles for biomedical applications. This approach could also help reduce the need to conduct animal experiments.
'Protein fingerprinting' could help fight Alzheimer's, Parkinson's [18.01.2017]
In an advance that could one day lead to progress against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) and University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules in a liquid solution.
NanoLockin innovation recognized [11.01.2017]
The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) is once again among the winners of the Ypsomed Innovation Fund's Innovation Award for research, development and technology transfer. AMI BioNanomaterials co-chair Professor Alke Fink has received the third prize of CHF 10,000 for the Nanolockin project.
New fellowship recipient [13.12.2016]
Dr. Barbara Drasler of the Adolphe Merkle Institute's BioNanomaterials group has been awarded two years postdoctoral funding by the Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation for the Advancement of Life Sciences.
Regulating manufactured nanomaterials [09.12.2016]
Adolphe Merkle Institute Professor Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, along with eight other European colleagues, has presented a report on the reliability of methods and data for the assessment of manufactured nanomaterials risks.
Using thermal measurement to improve cancer therapy outcomes [25.11.2016]
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg, along with colleagues from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Winterthur, have developed a novel characterization method, NanoLockin, which can help optimize the design of nanoparticles used in a recent form of cancer therapy known as magnetic hyperthermia.
Chorafas Prize awarded to Adolphe Merkle Institute graduate [11.11.2016]
The University of Fribourg's 2016 Chorafas Prize has been awarded to Adolphe Merkle Institute graduate Roberto Vadrucci.
Inspired by nature [27.10.2016]
A new Royal Society of Chemistry book on bio-inspired polymers edited by Adolphe Merkle Institute Prof. Nico Bruns and his University of Fribourg colleague Prof. Andreas Kilbinger has been released.
Expo Nano stops off at AMI [16.09.2016]
The Adolphe Merkle Institute will host the travelling exhibition Expo Nano from September 20 until October 24. The exhibition focuses on the growing field of nanotechnology as well as potential risks and benefits.
Another Ambizione grant for AMI in 2016 [17.08.2016]
The Adolphe Merkle Institute will soon be home to a second Ambizione grant recipient. Fabienne Schwab will be joining AMI as part of the BioNanomaterials group.
Ambizione grant for AMI researcher [10.08.2016]
Bodo Wilts of physics group gets three-year funding for project.
Christoph Bisig wins award for best poster [23.06.2016]
Christoph Bisig of the BioNano group has won the award for the best poster at the 20th ETH-Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles. Congratulations, well done!
NanoLockin through to the 2nd stage of VentureKick [22.06.2016]
Christoph Geers, Christophe Monnier and Federica Crippa of the BioNanomaterials group have sucessfully pitched their business idea at Venture Kick.
High school student project scores journal cover [02.06.2016]
A student project carried out at the Adolphe Merkle Institute was selected for the cover of the May 2016 edition of the journal Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. Adrien Holtz, who is working towards his baccalaureate at Fribourg's Gambach College, worked with AMI PhD student Anna Lavrenova of the Polymer Chemistry & Materials group.
CHF 2.6 million EU grant goes to training project on bio-inspired materials [18.05.2016]
Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) Professor Nico Bruns has been awarded a prestigious European training grant worth CHF 2.6 million. This Innovative Training Network (ITN), the first coordinated out of the University of Fribourg, will allow nine students to carry out their PhD research on bio-inspired materials at the universities of Fribourg (Switzerland), Freiburg (Germany) and Cambridge (UK).