Faculty of Science and Medicine

At the Faculty of Science and Medicine of the University of Fribourg, we teach the next generation of scientists and doctors, with a particular focus on life sciences, biomedicine, and nanomaterials. We train them to face the future challenges of our society.


Bioinspired Nanosensors for Cancer Detection

For several cancers, detection at an early stage translates into more effective treatments and a better survival rate. Scientists at the University of Fribourg have developed bioinspired nanosensors allowing…

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Supporting an urgent call to protect Madagascar's biodiversity with AI

A major review of Madagascar's unique biodiversity has just taken place, involving over 50 organisations worldwide. Madagascar is one of the world's foremost biodiversity hotspots with 82% of its plants…

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"Biology and evolution give the most satisfying explanations for the surprising phenomena of the world"

Prof. Anne von Philipsborn joined the University of Fribourg early in 2022. She shares what brought her to Fribourg, her research focus and how she approaches teaching. Interview.

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