Molecular factories: The combination between nature and chemistry is functional

Researchers at the University of Basel have succeeded in developing molecular factories that mimic nature. To achieve this they loaded artificial organelles inside micrometer-sized natural blisters (vesicles) produced by cells. These molecular factories remain intact even after injection into an animal model and demonstrate no toxicity, as the team report in the scientific journal Advanced […]

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Happy Holidays

Many thanks to all of you who have supported the SNI in 2019. We wish you happy holidays and a good start of a healthy, successful and happy New Year!

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2D materials: arrangement of atoms measured in silicene

Silicene consists of a single layer of silicon atoms. In contrast to the ultra-flat material graphene, which is made of carbon, silicene shows surface irregularities that influence its electronic properties. Now, physicists from the University of Basel have been able to precisely determine this corrugated structure. As they report in the journal PNAS, their method […]

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SNI INSight December 2019

The current issue of SNI INSight is now online. If you want to learn more about tological materials or if you are interested in the the good news of the start-up Qnami, just have a look. Additionally, we report about recent events and news of the last weeks. SNI INSight December 2019

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The Department of Physics heads National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) for the development of a silicon-based quantum computer

Researchers around the world are looking for suitable ways to develop a quantum computer. At present, there are a number of approaches for the building blocks that could make up the supercomputer of the future. The realization of a quantum computer that can cope with previously unsolved tasks of high practical importance poses an immense […]

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The University of Basel gains two new National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR)

The University of Basel has received a grant for two new National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR), focusing on antibiotic research and quantum technology. The federal government is providing total funding of CHF 34 million for the two programs in the first funding phase to 2024, bringing the number of NCCRs with the University […]

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Patrick Maletinsky receives ERC Consolidator Grant

Three researchers from the University of Basel receive one of the coveted ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Patrick Maletinsky from the Department of Physics, Marek Basler from the Biozentrum, and Dennis Gillingham from the Department of Chemistry will receive a total of 6.7 million Euros over five years. The Consolidator Grants […]

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ARTIDIS Gains Strong Momentum in 2019 Raising CHF 8.8 Million in Seed Financing

ARTIDIS AG (“ARTIDIS”), a privately held healthtech company, announced the successful closure of a CHF 8.8 million seed financing in two rounds securing early clinical validation and the next development phase towards market entry in 2021. The funding will be used to advance the company’s healthtech platform into a large multi-centre clinical study together with […]

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Congratulations!

The SNI management team has selected the winners of this year’s Nano Image Award. It was not easy as we had so many beautiful pictures to choose from. Many thanks for participating!   The winners are:

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Biozentrum spin off ARTIDIS joins world’s largest medical center

ARTIDIS announces its successful integration in the highly competitive international Medical Device Cohort 2019 at the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute. The company, which is a spin off from the Biozentrum and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel, is developing a medical device based on nanotechnology for clinical application in cancer diagnostics. […]

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