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 bioinspired nanosensors allowing rapid, sensitive, and specific detection of cancer-derived biomarkers.
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).
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…
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…
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.
New book promises fun science for kids
A new collection of fun science experiments for primary-school children has been published by the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials in collaboration with partners from the Universities of Fribourg and Geneva,…
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.
A new approach for plastic recycling?
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at EPFL have come up with a novel method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins.
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,…