Department of Biology

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EEdays 2018

Lab beer brewing

we were brewing our own SMARTER beer, and on 14 June a first tasting, hmmmmmmm

Field work: Italy 2017 summer

Brought a SPARK drone back form China, love it! Here two pics of our two selection experiments in Northern Italy, one by the Ophraella beetle on artificial ragweed populations (by Yan et al.) and one by sunflower on Ophraella populations (by Sarah and Maria et al).

Field work: Italy 2017 spring

On 31 March, we successfully started the 2017 field season in Lombardia, Northen Italy: both ragweed and Ophraella are out!!


Skiing: Fribourg pre-alps

Great skiiing in the Fribourg pre-alps on warm and sunny  11 March, with Sarah, Maria, Anne-Marth, Joelle and Heinz



Heinz in Iran

On 21-26 April, Heinz gave a lecture course and seminars on “Biological Invasions and their Management” at Shiraz University in Iran; he also enjoyed great hospitality and a tennis match.


Field work: Italy

On April 1-3, we successfully started the 2016 field season with establishing field experiments for Mirjam (BSc) and Yan (PostDoc) in the Milano, Italy area.

Lab trip: Lauberhorn

Joelle, Yan and Heinz went skiing on 19th March on the Lauberhorn (Grindelwald/Wengen)

Lab trip: Aletsch Glacier

A great excursion to Aletsch area on August 5 and 6 2015 (Swiss Valais), the still largest glacier of the Alps, but now just lost 1m in thickness only during July 2015!! Will thus soon be gone due to climate change. We greatly appreciated the guided tour by our MSc student Daniel Slodowicz, and the night at the Villa Cassel of the Pro Natura Center Aletsch

Exotic plants: enrichment or threat?

An exhibition of our research group for the 175 jubilee event of our University on 20 September 2014.


The UniFR Jubilee Jazz Band on 20 September 2014


Interview to promote COST-SMARTER



Presenting the "Kumasie Blue Orchestra" on YouTube

The Kumasie Blue Orchestra is composed of jazz musicians form the Dept of Biology (some pemanent, some temporary, some invited) that performs at festive occasions organized by the Department. On the clips below you might recognize Jean-pierre Metraux (baritone sax), Markus Geisler (tenor sax), Laurent Müne-Saffrané (alto sax), Heinz Müller-Schärer (guitar), Patrick Favre (double base). The invited musicians featured here are Jean-Babptiste Gachoud (electric piano) and Marco Scarinzi (percussion).

More videos of "Kumasie Blue Orchestra" on YouTube

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