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…
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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…
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…
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.
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…