New ink generates tough composite
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at EPFL have developed a 3D-printable ink containing calcium carbonate-producing bacteria. The resulting mineralized bio-composite is unprecedentedly strong, light,…
Bioinspirierte Nanosensoren zur Krebserkennung
Die Früherkennung und Diagnose von Krebs im Frühstadium verbessert die Wirksamkeit der Behandlung und die Überlebensrate der Betroffenen erheblich. Wissenschaftler der Universität Fribourg haben bioinspirierte…
Tackling aggressive brain cancer
New NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials WINS Fellow Dr. Flavia Sousa is developing a novel approach to treat a form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma, with a biodegradable microneedle loaded with an RNA nanovaccine…
WINS Fellow awarded PRIMA grant
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials WINS Fellow Dr. Jessica Clough has been awarded a PRIMA grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The funding will allow her to develop an independent research project…
Stretchy composites shine a new light
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at Zurich's Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) have developed rubbery composites that mimic the color changes of the neon tetra fish.
New book promises fun science for kids
A new collection of fun science experiments for primary-school children has been published by the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials in collaboration with partners from the Universities of Fribourg and Geneva,…
Chorafas Prize goes to NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researcher
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials graduate Dr. Subhajit Pal has been awarded the 2021 Chorafas Prize for the best doctoral thesis in natural sciences at the University of Fribourg.
A new approach for plastic recycling?
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at EPFL have come up with a novel method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins.
Highlighting women researchers
To celebrate Women's Day 2021 and the 50th anniversary of women's right to vote in Switzerland, all 22 National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) across Switzerland have been working together to…