Improving wound healing with a nanoglue

Whereas wounds heal naturally in healthy patients, the process can stagnate in older people and those suffering from pre-existing conditions such as diabetes. Internal wounds can also cause problems in some circumstances because they are hard to close. Open wounds affect patients’ quality of life, exacerbate the risk of infection, and result in huge costs […]

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Jens Gobrecht receives Honorary Membership

In September during the SNI’s Annual Event, SNI director Professor Christian Schönenberger bestowed honorary membership on Professor Jens Gobrecht (Paul Scherrer Institute) in recognition of his major contributions to the applied research program Nano Argovia and his continuous support of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute.

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Successful support

Dr. Thilo Glatzel of the Department of Physics teamed up with the SNI’s Nano Imaging Lab to help Aashi Kalra, a pupil from Kirschgarten high school, with a project for “Swiss Youth in Science”. Aashi Kalra presented the project entitled “Beautiful Butterfly – Interferenz beim Flügelschlag” (Beautiful Butterfly – Interference in the Beating of Wings) […]

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Startup from Basel Qnami wins Venture Kick finals

The young startup of the University of Basel, Qnami, is the winner of the Venture Kick prize worth 130’000 Swiss Francs. Qnami develops precise and highly sensitive quantum sensors that provide images in nanometer resolution. Modern quantum technology provides the basis for Qnami’s goal to improve imaging techniques and diagnostic methods. The quantum sensors developed […]

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PhD Award for Daniel Riedel

Dr. Daniel Riedel, joint Postdoc in the teams of Richard Warburton and Patrick Maletinsky and PhD student in the SNI’s PhD School until December 2017, received the Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Prize 2018 sponsored by the Hightech Zentrum Aargau. He received the award for his publication in Physical Review X about the improvement of the quality of […]

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ERC Grant for research project of van der Waals heterostructures

Christian Schönenberger, Director of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) and Professor of Experimental Physics at the Department of Physics at the University of Basel, is to receive an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). With this impressive distinction, he will have access to 2.9 million Swiss francs of funding over the next five […]

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Daniel Riedel receives Quantum Future Award

Dr Daniel Riedel was awarded the Quantum Future Award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany (BMBF) and the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology (IQST). Daniel, who completed his doctoral thesis at the SNI PhD School in December 2017, won second prize in the “dissertations” category. Daniel Riedel’s doctoral research […]

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Adrian Najer wins faculty prize

During the Dies Academicus in November 2017, young nanoscientist Dr. Adrian Najer received the prize for the best doctoral dissertation in the Faculty of Science at the University of Basel. Adrian Najer studied nanoscience in Basel before beginning his award-winning work in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical […]

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Nano Image Award

This year, more than 50 stunning images were submitted from the nano and micro worlds. The SNI management team had a tough time selecting the most outstanding. In the end, the following images were chosen as the winners of the Nano Image Award 2017:     Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks for […]

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Outreach Award for Pascal Ankli

In mid-October, SNI Outreach Manager Dr. Kerstin Beyer-Hans presented this year’s Outreach Award to Pascal Ankli. The SNI launched this award two years ago to acknowledge the commitment of students and doctoral students at various public events and school visits. Without their support, the SNI would not be able to take part in scientific events […]

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