Seventeen Unifr researchers awarded grants in new SNSF program
Seventeen researchers at Unifr have obtained grants from the new Spark funding scheme of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Spark provides up to one year of funding to explore new scientific ideas,…
Des chercheurs fribourgeois ont identifié les neurones à l'origine des mouvements rapides des yeux (REM)
Mais pourquoi bouge-t-on rapidement les yeux durant le sommeil paradoxal, cette phase du sommeil où se déroule la majorité des rêves? Le mystère n'est pas encore percé, mais on s'en approche: l'équipe…
Best thesis prize goes to AMI graduate
Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) graduate Dr. Céline Calvino has been awarded the 2019 Chorafas Prize for the best doctoral thesis in natural sciences at the University of Fribourg, which focused on the…
Identification of a new protein that regulates the circadian clock
Scientists of University of Fribourg identified Cycline-Dependent Kinase 5 (CDK5), a protein that regulates many brain functions, as molecular interactors of one of the most important regulators of our…
A small victory in the battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
A team of researchers has succeeded in completely eradicating antibiotic-resistant bacteria in one patient by using bacteriophage viruses. This is a first in the fight against the scourge of antibiotic-resistant…
Get Innovative! Launch Your Startup!
A workshop called "Business Ideas" will take place on November 14th 2019, where you can present your idea in 90 seconds, and you will get feedback the same day after the event. And: there is a prize to…
Why do we get sick? A Darwinian perspective
In an article in the La Liberté newspaper this week, Prof. Thomas Flatt from the Department of Biology, talks with journalist Pascal Fleury about Evolutionary or Darwinian Medicine: "Se soigner avec Darwin".
In Greenland, global warming is intensifying the runoff of meltwater towards the ocean
An international team of researchers, including Horst Machguth of the University of Fribourg, has shown that global warming promotes the formation and expansion of of ice slabs embedded within the arctic…