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Research and education in the domain of soft nanomaterials
Research and education in the domain of soft nanomaterials

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'Protein fingerprinting' could help fight Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

In an advance that could one day lead to progress against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) and University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules in a liquid solution.

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The Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) is once again among the winners of the Ypsomed Innovation Fund’s Innovation Award for research, development and technology transfer. AMI BioNanomaterials co-chair Professor Alke Fink has received the third prize of CHF 10'000 for the NanoLockin project.

NanoLockin is a novel method that allows for fast and efficient thermal screening of medical nanoparticles, which have recently been applied in so-called magnetic hyperthermia.

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Applications are now open for the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Undergraduate Summer Research Internships program, with projects at the +Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg Institute and other labs at the +Université de Fribourg | Universität Freiburg. You can apply until January 20.

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Why Pierid butterflies have such bright colors: a new publication from Adolphe Merkle Institute researchers Bodo Wilts and Ullrich Steiner in the journal Advanced Optical Materials

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swissinfo takes a closer look at the PlaMatSu project coordinated by Adolphe Merkle Institute professor Nico Bruns

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Using thermal measurement to improve cancer therapy outcomes

Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg, along with colleagues from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Winterthur, have developed a novel characterization method, NanoLockin, which can help optimize the design of nanoparticles used in a recent form of cancer therapy known as magnetic hyperthermia. Read about it here: http://ami.swiss/page/news?nid=16692

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The AMI 2015 Annual Report is now available online here: http://bit.ly/AMI_2015_Annual_Report 
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CHF 2.6 million EU grant goes to training project on bio-inspired materials

Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) Professor Nico Bruns has been awarded a prestigious European training grant worth CHF 2.6 million. This Innovative Training Network (ITN), the first coordinated out of the University of Fribourg, will allow nine students to carry out their PhD research on bio-inspired materials at the universities of Fribourg (Switzerland), Freiburg (Germany) and Cambridge (UK).

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The Adolphe Merkle Institute has featured prominently in the Swiss public television science programme Einstein (SRF). You can watch it here (in German):

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Our new Master program is now up and running. Find out more about what it takes earn a Specialised Master in Chemistry and Physics of Soft Materials here: http://www.am-institute.ch/students/master
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