A new Assistant Professor for the Adolphe Merkle Institute
Dr. Jovana Milic, a group leader in the Adolphe Merkle Institute's Soft Matter Physics group, has been promoted to Assistant Professor at the University of Fribourg, where she is investigating hybrid materials…
New study unravels the mystery of the origin of flowering plants
Flowering plants are much more ancient than indicated by their fossil record, according to a study lead by the University of Fribourg.
Photonics: a technology of the future at Unifr
Professor Frank Scheffold's group in the Department of Physics have recently published two major papers on the manipulation of light by materials, in the prestigious journals Physical Review Letters and…
The Botanical Garden becomes an institute
This new status gives the "green oasis" of Pérolles a better basis for its missions of teaching and research, plant conservation and mediation towards the general public.
Sharing experimental data in optogenetics to develop new neurological therapies
More than forty-five laboratories using optogenetics, a technique combining optics and genetics, have joined forces to create a shared database. Several scientists, including Michael Schmid at Unifr, are…
Plants ready to defend themselves
Plastic nanoparticles can be absorbed by plants in a similar manner to inert metal or metal oxide particles, suggesting that defense mechanisms that could protect them evolved in plants long before the…
Using nanocarriers to beat bacterial resistance
A highlight of a publication by the Salentinig group in Diamond.
European research project - predicting tomorrow's fashion
Imagine a clever computer which could explore the internet, then predict next year's fashion in clothing. Who would be interested in such a software? For one, Zalando, the largest online European clothing…
Le prochain lauréat du Prix de l'environnement, c'est peut-être vous!
L'environnement est au cur de votre recherche? Vous avez ou vous allez déposer votre travail auprès de l'Unifr? Alors ce prix est peut-être pour vous! Tous les deux ans, l'Université de Fribourg récompense…