AMI professor elected to foundation board
The Adolphe Merkle Institute BioNanomaterials co-Chair, Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, has been elected to the board of the Swiss-based Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation, which supports the replacement,…
A new international R&D project for nanoparticle detection
A research collaboration between NanoLockin - a spin-off of the Adolphe Merkle Institute -, the Institute, and German company Vitrocell has been awarded a Eurostars grant worth 1.7 million euros (CHF 1.8…
An updated safety management tool for nanomaterials in labs
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute and colleagues have presented a revised safety management system for nanomaterials in laboratories in response to identified gaps in hazard assessment.
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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'…
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.
Faculty prize for AMI PhD
Adolphe Merkle Institute alum Hana Barosova has been awarded the 2020 Faculty Prize for best doctoral thesis in life sciences at the University of Fribourg.
Reducing pesticide use with nanoparticles
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute and the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg have discovered how certain silica nanoparticles could act as a traceless, degradable, and highly…
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…