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.

EARLY DETECTION

Bioinspired nanosensors to track down cancer

For several cancers, detection at an early stage translates into more effective treatments and a better survival rate. NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the University of Fribourg have developed…

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BEST PHD

Chorofas Prize for NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials alum

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials alum Dr. Vytautas Navikas has been awarded one of the two 2022 Chorafas Prizes for the best doctoral thesis at Lausanne's Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).

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IMMUNOTHERAPY

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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