Nano Image Award – we are looking for the best nano photos

Every year in fall, it is time to submit images for the Nano Image Award. We are looking forward to lots of beautiful images of the nanoworld, which we can use for our annual reports, brochures and on our website.

The SNI management team will choose the three best photos, which will each be awarded CHF 300. We will announce the winners on our webpage and in SNI update. Please submit your photos with a title, a short description, and scale of the image to Christel Möller by November 15, 2017.


Applications for new SNI PhD projects 

Interested junior researchers can apply for the new SNI PhD School projects at

Any questions should be addressed to


SNI on LinkedIn

The SNI now has a LinkedIn company page. Here, we will regularly announce news and events. If you are interested, just follow the us. 





On November 2, 2017, 6 pm, @ Sud (Basel), Prof. Bradley Hyman (Harvard Medical School) will talk about “Alzheimer’s disease: snapshots from the journey towards a cure”. Following the talk, Roli Frei will present some of his Pop, Rock, Soul and Blues songs. More information

Get on track, stay on track

The University of Basel’s funding programs get on track (for PhD students with family responsibilities) and stay on track (for postdocs in the early stages of motherhood) are once again available to provide relief to eligible candidates in the 2018 spring semester. The application deadline for funding under both programs in the 2018 spring semester is October 1, 2017. For more information please contact and