Past Events

Nanotechnology provides diverse approaches to problem-solving

On 14 November 2018, a Nano-Tech Apéro was held at the premises of DSM in Kaiseraugst. An audience of around 50 interested individuals took the opportunity to learn about applied research supported by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) as part of the Nano Argovia program and to network with participating researchers and industry representatives. Companies […]

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Joining forces to tackle pests

For many years, the Nano Imaging Lab (NI Lab) at Basel University’s Swiss Nanoscience Institute has been involved in research projects supporting sustainable viticulture. On 5 November 2018, Dr. Markus Dürrenberger, head of the NI Lab, attended a meeting of viticulture experts at the Ebenrain Center for Agriculture, Nature, and Food in Sissach. The purpose […]

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A major step completed

In October, sixteen nanosciences students celebrated the successful completion of their bachelor’s degrees. In their initial years here at the University of Basel, the young graduates acquired a broad foundation in the natural sciences, in preparation to further pursue their individual interests in a master’s degree. To this end, they will write two project papers […]

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Another varied and interesting program at the fifth SNI Annual Event

It’s almost like a family gathering when members of the SNI meet at Hotel Schweizerhof for their Annual Event in September, just before the winter semester gets underway. Project leaders of Nano Argovia projects and young scientists from the SNI PhD School present their projects in different areas of applied and basic science through a […]

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Identifying and focusing on strengths

From a young age, we are told what we are bad at and where we can improve. In the run-up to the Annual Event, the SNI’s PhD students experienced a completely different – and more positive – approach in a workshop about personal strengths. Yvonne Ulrich from MeTi Coaching taught 21 of the young scientists […]

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Transnational research for sustainable pest management in winegrowing

The Swiss Nanoscience Institute’s Nano Imaging Lab is a partner in numerous research programs. Sustainable pest management in winegrowing is one of the fields in which the NI Lab’s images are currently making a vital contribution. On June 11, 2018, the NI Lab hosted an event for the participants in the Interreg project Vitifutur in […]

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Swiss NanoConvention 2018

This year’s Swiss NanoConvention was held at ETH Zurich on June 6 and 7. As in previous years, Switzerland’s key players in the field of nanosciences came together to learn about a variety of topics and exchange ideas in an interdisciplinary setting. A novelty this year was the awarding of the first Nanotech Startup Prize, […]

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Valuable information at “SmallTalk”

For the second time, bachelors’ students on the nanosciences program organized the day-long conference “SmallTalk” to tell each other and interested visitors about the block courses they completed last semester. In nineteen short presentations and posters, the students provided background information on the research work of the various teams they became a part of for […]

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Nanosciences for the general public

Members of the public recently had a chance to learn more about the nanosciences and the activities of the SNI at two different events. The first consisted of an SNI stand at the May market in Lenzburg, offering visitors a wealth of information and activities. For the second, Dr. Kerstin Beyer-Hans put together a nanosciences […]

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SNI/Biozentrum Lecture all about cryo-electron microscopy

On the initiative of Dr. Markus Dürrenberger, head of the Nano Imaging Lab, a mini-symposium was held in April with Nobel laureate Professor Jacques Dubochet, Professor Ueli Aebi, and Professor Andreas Engel. The symposium was organized jointly by the SNI and the Biozentrum. The three scientists, whose academic careers began under Professor Eduard Kellenberger at […]

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