Science warns of damage from invasive alien species
In a just published international study, a team of scientists, including Sven Bacher of the University of Fribourg, have warned of the increasing threat posed by invasive alien species. Immediate action…
Le Mont Vully, la Mecque des orchidées
Gregor Kozlowski, professeur au département de Biologie et directeur du Jardin botanique de l'Université, a participé à un reportage sur les orchidées du Mont Vully. D'après Gregor, le Mont Vully est un…
UNIFR student Vivian Link receives the Vigener Prize for the best PhD thesis
The Vigener Prize, instituted in 1908 after a donation from Joseph Vigener, honours doctoral work standing out by their excellence. We are very proud to announce that one of our students from the Department…
SINERGIA projects awarded in the department
Sinergia is a program of the Swiss National Science Fund that supports ambitious collaborative projects between two to four groups in Switzerland and abroad, on breakthrough research. Obtaining Sinergia…
One-day workshop to train secondary school students on handwashing and hygiene
Dotun Adeleye Adeyinka (Egger group, Department of Biology) and Moyinoluwa Olusegun (RUWESA, Nigeria), organized a one-day workshop for school children on the importance of hand washing, hygiene and sanitation.
A beetle against allergies
Hardly any other plant is as allergenic as Ambrosia. But now there is a glimmer of hope - thanks to an accidentally introduced beetle. A study, in which the University of Fribourg was a participant, has…
QuickFerm - How to produce constant, fresh and highly concentrated yeast for efficient beer production?
One of most important factors in the production of the beer is yeast. However, it's also the most difficult parameter to control. Large breweries invest in in-house yeast production facilities, but costs…
Promenons-nous dans les bois, à la recherche de la gélinotte
Pendant 2 ans, la Fribourgeoise Sandrine Wider a arpenté les forêts des Préalpes du canton, plus particulièrement 4 zones de 200 hectares, afin d'étudier les caractéristiques de l'habitat et son influence…
An enzyme involved in neurodegenerative diseases called CDK5 helps the brain's circadian clock run on time.