Vaccinating the microbiota of plants, a new approach to biological control
During the next three years, the research groups of Prof. Weisskopf and Dr Falquet of the Department of Biology of the University of Fribourg will be working hand in hand on a very innovative project, funded at CHF 410,000 by the Gebert Rüf Foundation. The purpose of the project is to replace chemical fungicides by bacteria naturally selected by the plants themselves to combat the pathogens which attack them.
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Polymers to give early warning signs
Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) and Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a method to tailor the properties of stress-indicating mo...
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A new method to help eradicate malaria
Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute have discovered a novel method to detect the presence of malaria parasites in blood samples. This discovery is...
Caution: corked! Sensor for cork taint in wine developed
The presence of the molecule responsible for cork taint in wine can now be clearly identified: with the recently developed sensor even slight traces of the most common wine fault c...
ERC Advanced Grant
2.5 million funding to help find order among chaos
The Adolphe Merkle Institute's chair of Soft Matter Physics at the University of Fribourg, Professor Ullrich Steiner, has been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant by the Eur...
Ice volume calculated anew
An international team with researchers of the University of Fribourg has provided a new estimate for the glacier ice volume all around the world, excluding the Greenland and Antarc...
Using the immune system to put cancerous cells to sleep
Researchers at the University of Fribourg have shown that chemotherapy used in the treatment of breast cancer can activate the immune system in such a way as to put tumour cells to...
Scientists identify 66 future alien species that pose the greatest threat to European biodiversity
Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species that are not yet established in the EU region, but if introduced would be most likely to pose a threat to biodiversity...
Large meteorite crater discovered in Greenland
An international team of researchers with participation of the University of Fribourg has discovered a 31-km wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in northern G...
Stabilizing next-generation perovskite solar cells
Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg have developed a new type of more stable, highly efficient next-generation perovskite solar cell,...