Editorial

Dear colleagues, Summer is here, and hopefully we’ll all have a little time to relax before the vacation ends and the new semester begins. As this issue of SNI INSight shows, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute doesn’t suffer from a summer slump. Quite the opposite, in fact – we have plenty of hot topics and news […]

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Nanomedicine – Uniting medicine and technology

“Nanomedicine” has become a popular term in the media today. A Google search turns up nearly 35,000 hits for the German “Nanomedizin” while the English term racks up nearly 264 million entries. In this article, we want to explain what nanomedicine means and discuss the many ways in which the Swiss Nanoscience Institute is contributing […]

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Medical nanosciences – The new master’s program specialization

The nanosciences are becoming increasingly important in the field of medicine – and nanoscience students at the University of Basel are taking notice. About a year ago, in response to this growth in interest, Nanoscience Coordinator Dr. Anja Car began to organize the launch of the new medical nanosciences specialization for the master’s degree program. […]

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SmallTalk – Finally held on-site again

Every year, bachelor students from the nanosciences program organize their own small-scale conference, known as “SmallTalk.” This event provides an opportunity to present the results they’ve obtained as part of the block courses. This year, SmallTalk was once again a real highlight — and not only because the small group size meant that the meeting […]

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Dedicated and enthusiastic – Students on the nanoscience program talk about their experience

Some students on the Bachelor`s and Master`s program in nanoscience as well as a few former “Nanos” have participated in a video production. Three new videos are now available that give a good impression of the study program. Why did you choose nanosciences, what is special about studying here and what do you like about […]

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Swiss NanoConvention – A look behind the scenes

While last year’s Swiss NanoConvention (SNC) was canceled entirely due to the pandemic, the event returned this year. The difference between SNC 2021 and previous years’ events, however, was that the participants met online rather than in person. Thanks to the numerous sponsors and excellent organizational work, the SNI team laid the foundations for a […]

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Swiss MNT Start-up Prize – Encouraging award for young start-up anavo medical

At the Swiss NanoConvention, the young start-up anavo medical was awarded the Nanotechnology Start-up Prize from the Swiss MNT Network. Co-founder Dr. Tino Matter studied nanosciences in Basel, and in 2018 he won the prize for the best master’s thesis in nanosciences at the University of Basel. Tino had already worked with bioactive nanoparticles for […]

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Excellent – Prizes for outstanding doctoral students

PhD students from the SNI network have been awarded prizes at various conferences for their outstanding publications. PhD Awards for Thomas Karg and Nadine Leisgang At the Swiss NanoConvention Online 2021, former SNI PhD student Dr. Thomas Karg was presented with the Swiss MNT PhD Award — which is sponsored by IBM Research — for […]

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SNI Innovation Workshop – From lab to start-up

Doctoral dissertations at the SNI largely revolve around questions of fundamental science, but potential applications are sometimes just around the corner. Topics such as innovation and the founding a start-up are therefore of great interest to doctoral students. With this in mind, Dr. Andreas Baumgartner, coordinator of the SNI PhD School, worked closely with the […]

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Expanded range of services – News from the Nano Imaging Lab

For the past few years, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute has been able to provide excellent imaging services thanks to its new Nano Imaging Lab (NI Lab). A new coworker in the NI Lab has helped expand the range of services available to researchers from the industrial sector and academic institutions. Imaging expert Dr. Marcus Wyss […]

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