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 the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), has discovered a nocturnal moth with wing patterns that produce some highly unusual optical effects.
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…
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…
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…
Hot off the press
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.