Watching polymers heal
Adolphe Merkle Institute researchers have developed a method to monitor the healing process of polymers and discovered that a much thicker interphase is required for these materials to recover their original…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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),…
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…