Hydrogel project to benefit rural communities
The Adolphe Merkle Institute BioNanomaterials group has been awarded over CHF 24,000 in seed funding by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation for a collaborative project with Costa…
Plants ready to defend themselves
Plastic nanoparticles can be absorbed by plants in a similar manner to inert metal or metal oxide particles, suggesting that defense mechanisms that could protect them evolved in plants long before the…
Top talent joins AMI Soft Matter Physics
Dr. Jovana Milic, the recipient of a PRIMA grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation, has joined the Adolphe Merkle Institute's Soft Matter Physics group. She will investigate hybrid materials for…
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Our annual report is published
The Adolphe Merkle Institute's 2019 annual report is now online. Read about changes at the Foundation that supports us, our researchers' grant success, innovative analytical services, and how our scientists…
AMI researcher awarded prestigious fellowship
Adolphe Merkle Institute post-doctoral researcher Philip Scholten has been awarded a prestigious European Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship to develop degradable commodity plastics.
AMI alum awarded best thesis prize
Adolphe Merkle Institute alum Omar Rifaie Graham (Macromolecular Chemistry) has been awarded the University of Fribourg's prize for best experimental thesis.
Swiss NanoAnalytics platform to detect nano in consumer goods
The Swiss NanoAnalytics service platform, which aims to helps both industry and the authorities in the detection and declaration of nanomaterials contained in consumer goods, has been officially launched…
Award goes to AMI team to promote professional role confidence
Adolphe Merkle Institute Professors Alke Fink and Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, along with Dr. Sofia Martin Caba, are one of two recipients of the inaugural 2019 Materials Today Agents of Change Award.
Changes at the Adolphe Merkle Foundation
The Adolphe Merkle Foundation, which actively supports the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), has announced changes to the composition of its Board.