The Adolphe Merkle Institute

The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) is a leading independent 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.


Innosuisse grant for paper preservation

One of the newest projects of AMI Polymers Chair Prof. Christoph Weder aims to preserve historical documents damaged by ink corrosion. He is funded by an Innosuisse grant.

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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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AMI researcher receives career boost

Adolphe Merkle Institute group leader Dr. Jessica Clough has been awarded a PRIMA grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The funding will allow her to develop an independent research project over…

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Polymer Chemistry & Materials (Weder)
BioPhysics (Mayer)
Former groups
Soft Matter Physics (Steiner)
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials