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).


Art and science join forces at AMI

The NanoARTS program, a collaboration between the Adolphe Merkle Institute at the University of Fribourg and the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, has been launched, with three tandems of artists and scientists…

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Our latest annual report

The latest edition of the Adolphe Merkle Institute annual report is now available in print and online, demonstrating how the Institute's researchers continue to produce groundbreaking research in a sometimes…

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AMI professor elected to foundation board

The Adolphe Merkle Institute BioNanomaterials co-Chair, Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, has been elected to the board of the Swiss-based Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation, which supports the replacement,…

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