NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials

The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Bio-Inspired Materials is based at the University of Fribourg. This interdisciplinary center is an internationally recognized hub for paradigm-shifting research, innovation, and education in the domain of “smart” materials whose function and design are inspired by 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…

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STRETCHED OUT

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…

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DIAGNOSTICS

A new method to help eradicate malaria

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) have discovered a novel method to detect the presence of malaria parasites in blood samples. This…

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