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.


Major grant for virucide research

The Werner Siemens Foundation has awarded a CHF 5 million grant to the laboratory of NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Principal Investigator Francesco Stellacci, funding clinical trials into compounds that…

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Recycling project earns ERC grant

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Principal Investigator, Professor Francesco Stellacci (EPFL), has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant by the European Research Council to investigate nature-inspired…

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Major fellowships for NCCR scientists

Two NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials post-doctoral researchers have been awarded prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships. Philip Scholten and Samet Kocabey will investigate degradable plastics and cancer…

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