"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.
"We should not forget that research should be curiosity driven"
Since September 2022, Michael Schüler has been a Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Fribourg and the Paul Scherrer Institute. Interview
Portrait: Prof. Claude Monney
At the beginning of 2022, Claude Monney became a full professor at the Faculty of Science and Medicine. He tells us what brought him here, about his research and about his teaching philosophy. Portrait…
Interlocked molecules show dual response
Scientists at the Adolphe Merkle Institute and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have designed polymers infused with a stress-sensitive molecular unit that respond to external forces by fluorescing proportionally…
Sustainable, implantable electronics move one step closer
Bio-inspired electricity sources could power wearable or implantable electronics in the future, even running on metabolic waste according to new research from the Adolphe Merkle Institute's BioPhysics…
Do our cells use cyanide to communicate?
A team from the University of Fribourg has gathered compelling evidence that cyanide, a powerful poison even in small doses, is used in minute doses by the cells of our body to communicate.
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…