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News for researchers
25.11.2021: SNSF Starting Grants 2022 call published (no Eccellenza call 2022), deadline: 1.2.2022
The SNSF Starting Grants are targeted not only at researchers who wanted to apply for an ERC Starting Grant, but also at those interested in an SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship.
Alix Heiniger, Eccellenza Fellow in the Department of Contemporary History
Alix Heiniger has been awarded Eccellenza funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation and will take up her position as assistant professor of contemporary history on 1 September 2021.
Breast cancer: detecting the invisible
Mammography is the method of choice for breast cancer screening. Although effective, this method has its limitations and, above all, it depends on the «visibility» of the cancer in the imaging process.…
"La ville ornée" - a major SNSF project funding for the Department of Art History and Archaeology
Between the 15th and 18th centuries, a large number of European cities featured painted facades with historic scenes, monumental figures and ornaments. The project, led by Professor Jérémie Koering, focuses…
Mass extinction gave rise to modern tropical rainforests
Plant fossils reveal the devastating effect of the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period, 66 million years ago, on tropical rainforests.
Medicine and biology "Research Day"
The Section of Medicine and the Department of Biology organized their "Research Day" on April 14. A one-day internal colloquium - online of course - that showcased the great amount of activity in medicine…
Exploring tomorrow's quantum materials
A team from the physics department of the University of Fribourg has measured surprising properties in a new type of material, properties that pave the way for promising applications in tomorrow's electronics.
How do our cells store fat?
A study from the University of Fribourg sheds some light on how our cells store fat. These results are an important step towards a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying obesity, one of today's…