New virucide to destroy infectious particles
New antiviral materials made from sugar have been developed by NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers and colleagues at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Manchester, and the University of Geneva. They can destroy viruses on contact and may help in the fight against viral outbreaks.
NCCR alum awarded best thesis prize
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials alum Omar Rifaie Graham (Adolphe Merkle Institute) has been awarded the University of Fribourg's prize for best experimental thesis.
Award goes to NCCR team to promote professional role confidence
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Principal Investigators Professors Alke Fink and Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, along with Outreach manager Dr. Sofia Martin Caba, are one of two recipients of the inaugural 2019…
FenX wins startup award
The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials supported startup FenX is the winner of this year's Swiss Technology Award in the "Inventors" category, presented at the Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel on November 21.
Best thesis prize goes to NCCR graduate
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials graduate Dr. Céline Calvino has been awarded the 2019 Chorafas Prize for the best doctoral thesis in natural sciences at the University of Fribourg, which focused on the development…
Novel printing technique for glass structures
Stereolithography, one of the most common 3D printing technologies, has so far remained inaccessible to processing of functional glass structures. Now, NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at ETH Zürich…
A flash in the night
Nocturnal moth displays dynamic wing coloration
Animals that are active at night are thought to rely on senses other than vision, but a new study led by researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials at…
Simulating embryo formation
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers have used a microfluidic device to model embryonic formation with stem cells, paving the way for more controlled growth of specific human tissues in the laboratory.
Medicines made of solid gold
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials funded research on the effects of gold nanoparticles on certain types of immune cell is paving the way for more effective vaccines and therapies.
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…