BioNanomaterials Group

The interests of the BioNanomaterials Group are situated at the interface of these fields. We address fundamental and applied questions, which are also highly relevant to important societal issues such as environment or human health.
Our overarching goal lies in understanding and controlling all aspects from nanoparticle synthesis and ligand chemistry, colloidal behavior in complex biological fluids, and nanoparticle-cell interaction to intracellular trafficking and nanoparticle and cellular fate. We strongly rely on advanced cell culture techniques, microscopy (light, electron, atomic force), and scattering methods (light and X-ray) in addition to typical chemical and biological analytical methods (e.g. Calorimetry, NMR, TGA, UV-VIS, FACS, PCR etc).


Spark grants for AMI researchers

Four Adolphe Merkle Institute researchers have been awarded Spark grants by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The grantees will investigate the detection of Huntington's disease, structural color…

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International honor for AMI professor

The Adolphe Merkle Institute's Co-Chair of BioNanomaterials, Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser has been named a Fellow of the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM).

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A better model to understand ovarian cancer

Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute's BioNanomaterials group and other institutions have developed a multicellular 3D human omentum model to study the formation of ovarian and peritoneal cancer.…

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