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.
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…
Polymers with an extra twist
Researchers from the National Center of Competence in Research Bio-Inspired Materials at the University of Fribourg have developed a new method of polymerization that provides more control over the process,…
No more guessing
A sensor for cork taint
The presence of the molecule responsible for cork taint can now be clearly identified, thanks to a recently developed sensor that can detect even the slightest traces of the most common wine fault. Further…
Malaria project awarded innovation prize
The Hemolytics malaria diagnosis project supported by the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials has taken third prize at the Ypsomed Innovation Fund's Innovation Award for research, development and technology transfer.
Attacking viruses with nanoparticles
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at Lausanne's Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have created nanoparticles that attract viruses and, using the pressure resulting from the binding process,…
NCCR and US researchers partner to develop bio-inspired projects
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers, along with colleagues from the United States, have been awarded two grants from the US and Swiss National Science Foundations that will allow them develop functional…