News & Events

You will find on these pages a complete round-up of upcoming events, press releases, factual information and contacts.

Activities reports



Research stories

Spider silk microcapsules to deliver cancer vaccines

Advanced Materials special issue on bio-inspired materials

Crucial boost to stimulate NanoLockin success

Attacking viruses with nanoparticles

3D printed minifactories

Blue halo helps bees find flowers

A better understanding of nanoparticle integrity inside cells

Deciphering the characteristics of disordered photonic semiconductors

Understanding crystal growth in butterfly wings

Finding the right nanoparticles for medical applications

Using thermal measurement to improve cancer therapy outcomes

Inspired by nature

Blue spider scales aren’t what they seem

CHF 2.6 million EU grant goes to training project on bio-inspired materials

High school student project scores journal cover

Preventing bacterial infections in implants

3D printing to mimic natural structures

NCCR physicists emulate gecko forces

Upcoming events

June 25-27, 2018 - International Nanomedicine Conference, Sydney, Australia

August 13-17, 2018 - Biointerfaces International Conference, Zurich, Switzerland

August 23-24, 2018 - SHIFT Zurich: Bio-Inspired Innovation and Finance, Zurich, Switzerland

September 3-8, 2018 - Trends in NanoTechnology, Lecce, Italy

September 11-12, 2018 - NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Annual Center Conference, Charmey, Switzerland (internal event)

September 28, 2018 - Swiss Soft Day, ETH Zurich

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