The Adolphe Merkle Institute

The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) is an independent competence center at the University of Fribourg that focuses on research and education in the domain of soft nanomaterials. Find out more about us here.


Encouraging female researchers

Ahead of the national women's strike on June 14, Adolphe Merkle Institute BioNonamaterials Professor Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser talked to Fribourg newspaper La Liberté about how she tries to facilitate…

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Polymers to give early warning signs

Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) and Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a method to tailor the properties of stress-indicating molecules that can be integrated into polymers and…

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A new method to help eradicate malaria

Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute have discovered a novel method to detect the presence of malaria parasites in blood samples. This is now being applied to develop a tool for the detection of…

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Polymer Chemistry & Materials (Weder)
BioPhysics (Mayer)
Macromolecular Chemistry (Bruns)
BioNanomaterials (Fink/Rothen)
Soft Matter Physics (Steiner)
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials