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.


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…

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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…

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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.

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