The Adolphe Merkle Institute

The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) is a leading independent nanoscience competence center at the University of Fribourg that focuses on interdisciplinary research (polymers, physics, biology, biophysics, and materials) and education in the domain of soft nanomaterials. Find out more about us here.


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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Single-protein study paves way to improving understanding of disease

Scientists at Nottingham Trent University and the Adolphe Merkle Institute have developed new technology which has made it possible to isolate and study how a single protein - 10,000 times thinner than…

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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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BioPhysics (Mayer)
Former groups
Soft Matter Physics (Steiner)
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials