Pôles de recherche nationaux (PRN)

Qu’est-ce qu’un PRN?

Le Fonds national suisse a créé les pôles de recherche nationaux (PRN) afin de soutenir la recherche sur des thèmes d’importance stratégique pour la science suisse. Chaque PRN est basé dans une université suisse et dirigé par elle avec la participation d’autres institutions si bien qu’un centre d’excellence dans un domaine particulier est créé


L’Université de Fribourg abrite depuis 2014 le PRN sur les matériaux bio-inspirés. Ce PRN inclue 12 équipes de recherche de l’université (départements de chimie, physique, médecine et Institut Adolphe Merkle – AMI).

Nouvelles informations concernant le PRN

  • Inspired by nature

    A new Royal Society of Chemistry book on bio-inspired polymers edited by NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Principal Investigators Prof. Nico Bruns (Adolphe Merkle Institute) and Prof. Andreas Kilbinger (University of Fribourg) has been released. “Bio-inspired Polymers” aims to show how naturally occurring polymers, such as polysaccharides, proteins and DNA – all key aspects of life - are inciting scientists to design new polymeric materials with specific functions, for example, responsive, adaptive and self-healing materials.

    Bio-inspired Polymers covers all aspects of the subject, ranging from the synthesis of novel polymers, to structure-property relationships, materials with advanced properties and applications of bio-inspired polymers in fields such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, optical materials and lightweight structural materials.

    Written and edited by leading experts on the topic, the book provides a comprehensive review and essential graduate level text on bio-inspired polymers for biochemists, materials scientists and chemists working in both industry and academia.

    The book also includes contributions from other NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials members including Prof. Christoph Weder (Adolphe Merkle Institute), Prof. Ullrich Steiner (Adolphe Merkle Institute) and Prof. André Studart (Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETHZ).

    Bruns, Nico, and Andreas F M Kilbinger, eds. Bio-Inspired Polymers. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016. DOI:10.1039/9781782626664.

De plus, les chercheurs de l’Université de Fribourg participent aux PRN suivants :

 

NCCR Affective Sciences - Emotions in Individual Behavior and Social Processes
NCCR Kidney.CH - Kidney Control of Homeostasis
NCCR Mediality - Historical Perspectives
NCCR Chemical Biology - Visualization and Control of Biological Processes Using Chemistry
NCCR LIVES - Overcoming vulnerability: life course perspectives
NCCR MARVEL - Materials' Revolution: Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials
NCCR MUST - Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology
NCCR On the Move - The Migration-Mobility Nexus


 

Une liste complète de tous les PRN et des participants se trouve ici.