European funding to help find order amid chaos
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Principal Investigator, Professor Ullrich Steiner (Soft Matter Physics, Adolphe Merkle Institute), has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant by the European Research Council. Worth 2.5 million over five years, the grant will fund research into furthering the understanding of structural color found in nature.
Women in STEM
Encouraging female researchers
Ahead of the national women's strike on June 14, NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Equal Opportunities Delegate, Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, talked to Fribourg newspaper La Liberté about how she tries…
Polymers to give early warning signs
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), and colleagues at Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a method to tailor the properties of stress-indicating molecules…
Neue Methode für die Malariadiagnose
Ein Forschungsteam des Adolphe Merkle Instituts der Universität Freiburg hat eine innovative Methode entwickelt, um die Malariaparasiten im Blut nachzuweisen. Ein Diagnosetool zur Feststellung von symptomlosen…
Vorsicht, Zapfen! Sensor für Korkgeschmack im Wein entwickelt
Das für den Korkgeschmack im Wein verantwortliche Molekül kann nun eindeutig nachgewiesen werden: Mit dem neu entwickelten Sensor lässt sich der häufigste Weinfehler bereits in Spuren erkennen. Weitere…
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A special NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials issue of CHIMIA
The Swiss Chemical Society's journal CHIMIA has released a special issue dedicated to the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials, providing an overview of the research and other activities carried out by Center staff.
Malaria project awarded innovation prize
The Hemolytics malaria diagnosis project supported by the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials has taken third prize at the Ypsomed Innovation Fund's Innovation Award for research, development and technology transfer.
Mother of pearl inspires better composites
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) are investigating improved composites, using nacre found in mollusk shells as an example of lightweight…
Our latest activities report
The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials' latest activities report showcases some of our most important recent research breakthroughs. From blue halos that attract bees to vaccine delivery inspired by spider silk,…
ERC grant brings further international recognition for NCCR biologist
Stefano Vanni, a Professor at the Department of biology at the University of Fribourg and NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials PI, has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council Starting Grant. Professor…