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.


Clean-up cells struggle to eliminate persistent particles

Cells cannot clear certain nanoparticles (NPs) according to recent research published by Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) researchers in the journal ACS Nano. These NPs are considered persistent, and their…

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Nocturnal moth displays dynamic wing coloration

Animals that are active at night are thought to rely on senses other than vision, but a new study led by researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI),…

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Cleaner, safer analysis for silicon dioxide nanoparticles

Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) have developed a new protocol to quantify silica nanoparticles, often found in processed food, that is safer, more environmentally friendly, and less hazardous…

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