News from the SNI network

Portrait of SNI doctoral student Mitchell Brüderlin The University of Basel recently portrayed SNI PhD student Mitchell Brüderlin as part of its summer series “In Focus”. Mitchell Brüderlin, who comes from the Canton of Aargau, studied nanoscience at the University of Basel and was then so enthusiastic about one of the PhD School projects that […]

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Time-saving due to early diagnosis

Researchers from the SNI network have shown that nanomechanical sensors are ideally suited to quickly and reliably detect even a few bacterial germs in the blood. The interdisciplinary team describes in the scientific journal Biosensors that the method can be used to diagnose sepsis at an early stage – which gives more time for successful […]

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Dancing molecules

When cycloalkanes are enclosed in nanometer-sized pores, they adapt their shape – similar to the induced fit concept described in biochemistry. The molecules do not all behave the same way. With increasing lack of space and low temperatures below 5K, the molecules surprisingly start to move. Researchers from the SNI network led by Professor Thomas […]

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Dancing molecules

When cycloalkanes are enclosed in a nanometer-sized pore, they adapt their shape – similar to the induced fit concept described in #biochemistry. The molecules do not all behave in the same way and surprisingly start to move when there is a lack of space at 5K. Researchers from the SNI network led by Professor Thomas […]

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Portrait of SNI doctoral student Mitchell Brüderlin

The University of Basel recently portrayed SNI PhD student Mitchell Brüderlin as part of its summer series “In Focus”. Mitchell Brüderlin, who comes from the Canton of Aargau, studied nanoscience at the University of Basel and was then so enthusiastic about one of the PhD School projects that he did not go abroad as originally […]

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Change at the top – Christian Schönenberger hands over leadership of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute to Martino Poggio

From August 2022, Argovia Professor Martino Poggio from the Department of Physics of the University of Basel will be the new director of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI). For 16 years, Professor Christian Schönenberger has worked to build up the SNI and turn it into what it is today: the center of excellence for nanosciences […]

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An interest in basic and applied research – Patrick Maletinsky becomes new SNI Vice Director

Patrick Maletinsky joined the University of Basel 10 years ago as the Georg H. Endress Foundation Professor of Experimental Physics. When he takes over as vice director of the SNI in August, he will be tasked with supporting and deputizing for the new director, Martino Poggio, as well as being responsible for the SNI’s applied […]

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SNI Executive Committee – New members and distributed tasks

The composition of the SNI Executive Committee will also change as of 1 August. Some of the tasks previously performed by Christian Schönenberger as director will then be taken over by members of the SNI management. We would like to thank all former members of the SNI Executive Committee for their commitment and hope that […]

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Capri Spring School – Electron transport in a beautiful setting

Since 2015, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute has supported the Capri Spring School for doctoral students as well as several postdocs working on nanoscale electronic transport. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the return of this one-week conference in May 2022 allowed 35 young researchers to benefit from the knowledge of leading international […]

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“Voller Energie” – An exhibition all about water

On 6 March, Dr. Marc Seidel, the manager of Museum Burghalde in Lenzburg, opened the special exhibition “Voller Energie” (Full of energy), which was developed to mark the 100th anniversary of the Lenzburg municipal utilities. The Swiss Nanoscience Institute actively contributed to the new exhibition by setting up a water laboratory for researchers of all […]

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