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 over the next five years at the Adolphe Merkle Institute.
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…
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,…
Watching polymers heal
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute have developed a method to monitor the healing process of polymers and discovered that a much thicker interphase is required for…
NCCR start-up Microcaps raises CHF 5 million
The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials start-up Microcaps, a developer of formulation, processes and equipment to generate precision microcapsules, has announced that it has closed a CHF 5 million seed financing…