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Another Ambizione grant for AMI in 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. She is currently a visiting scientist at the CEREGE,  the Centre de Recherche et d’Enseignement de Géosciences de l’Environnement in Aix-en-Provence, France, where she is working on the role of soil minerals in plant-nanoparticle interactions. Her 3-year project aims to exploit the natural way of plants to interact with nanoparticles, to explore a new generation of biodegradeable nano-fertilizers that are safe by design, and help to reduce the use of conventional pesticides.

Ambizione grants are financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation and aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution.

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