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.

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Our annual report

The latest annual report from the Adolphe Merkle Insitute is now online. This edition touches on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on AMI's activities, but more importantly highlights our scientists'…

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AWARD WINNER

AMI professor recognized for body of work

The Adolphe Merkle Institute's BioNanomaterials co-chair, Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, has been awarded the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM) 2021 Career Achievement Award.

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ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL

Interlocked molecules show dual response

Scientists at the Adolphe Merkle Institute and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have designed polymers infused with a stress-sensitive molecular unit that respond to external forces by fluorescing proportionally…

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