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.
AMI researchers among winners of new grant program
Four researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute have been awarded grants as part of the Swiss National Science Foundation's new Spark rapid testing and development program.
Best thesis prize goes to AMI graduate
Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) graduate Dr. Céline Calvino has been awarded the 2019 Chorafas Prize for the best doctoral thesis in natural sciences at the University of Fribourg, which focused on the…
Innovative projects get financial boost
Two projects at the Adolphe Merkle Institute have been awarded funding by Innosuisse, the Swiss federal innovation agency, one to stimulate plant resistance, and the other to diagnose malaria.
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…
A flash in the night
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),…
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…
The annual report is back
Our latest annual report is now available online. Read about our 10th anniversary outreach activities, as well as about AMI's contributions to the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials, and our research.
Women in STEM
Encouraging female researchers
Ahead of the national women's strike on June 14, Adolphe Merkle Institute BioNonamaterials Professor Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser talked to Fribourg newspaper La Liberté about how she tries to facilitate…