Congrats Siva

Congratulation to the Dr. Sivarajakumar Maharajan for his PhD thesis.

Welcome to Jihane

We wish a warm welcome to Dr. Jihane Hankache. She joined our group for as Postdoc.

Katharina at the French Association of Crystallography

Katharina is going to hold a plenary lecture at the bi-annual Colloquium of the French Association of Crystallography in Lyon this coming July see:

Priscilla in DeviceMed

Priscilla has published an article in the online version of the DeviceMed: Revêtements antibactériens pour les implants : le pouvoir de l’argent. The target readers of the DeviceMed are medical companies.

A New Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences !

Katharina has been elected as Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences in December 2017. You can find the official announcement here.

Katharina signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Swiss National Science Foundation and the CNPq (the Brazilian equivalent)

On November 27th 2017, Katharina signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Swiss National Science Foundation and the CNPq (the Brazilian equivalent), represented by Prof. Mario Neto Borges, in presence of the Chief of the Office for International Affairs of… Continue Reading →

Siva’s photo won the second prize of the photo contest of the GDCh

Siva’s photo won the second prize of the photo contest of the GDCh (the German Society for Chemistry).   Congrats !

Katharina was invited to go to KAUST in Saudi-Arabia

Katharina was invited to go to KAUST in Saudi-Arabia, where she gave a talk on battery materials on November 12, 2017.

A collaborative paper in “le Temps”

The Geneva newspaper “Le Temps” published today an article relating the work done in collaboration with Dr. Laurent Mène-Saffrané (Department of Plant Biology). This work was published in New Phytologist (click here). The press article is available @


Congratulations to Serhii who won a doc.mobility stipend of SNSF to go to Bordeaux for 6 months as of April 1st 2018 in order to collaborate on luminescence properties !

NRP 62 Project “Bacterial sensor for intelligent drug release”

  See some of our research in a movie: Click here

CQDF: «Les sens de la vie », RTS

Interview of Katharina in the radio broadcast “CQDF” on «Les sens de la vie ». Rerun of the interview on the 17.02.2016. Link

Les Experts: Cafés Scientifiques: Les Nanoparticules, RadioFr.

Katharina and Marc Pauchard (AMI) were invited on RadioFr for the broadcast “Les Experts”. Cafés Scientifiques: Les Nanoparticules, RadioFr. Cafés scientifiques de l’Université de Fribourg 2017/2018 Link

“Hooked up and catenated”

Prof. Katharina Fromm got « hooked up and catenated » with two Noble Prize Winners last Wednesday!   Sir Fraser Stoddart (left) and Ben Feringa (right)

Latest scientific contribution

Congratulations to Valentin Chabert and his collaborators for their latest accepted scientific contribution in the prestigious journal Chemical Communications ! Model Peptide Studies of Ag+ Binding Sites from the Silver Resistance Protein SilE link

We Scientists Shape Science

On January 26/27, Prof. Katharina Fromm had the opportunity to present some experiments at the SCNat-Congress at the opening ceremony. Check it out on Twitter!         We Scientists shape Science

You can also find Katharina Fromm in the “Freiburger Nachrichten”

Katharina Fromm is again in the Freiburger Nachrichten, where we can read her article Forschergeist – forscher Geist.  

Congrats to Paula Corcosa

Congratulations to Paula Corcosa for “the best presentation” prize at the 1st year PhD student symposium in Bern.

Congrats to Alba Finelli and Michela di Giananntonio

Congratulations to Alba Finelli and Michela di Giananntonio for their poster! Congratulations to Michela di Giananntonio for the best poster Prize at the summer school “Supramolecular Chemistry: Ideas, Design and Methods for Investigations” organized by SCOPES in Bulgaria the 16th-18th of June…. Continue Reading →

Congrats to Sarah-Luise Abram

Congratulations to Sarah-Luise Abram for her poster award at the NCCR retreat!

The Scientific Delegation in China

Katharina accompanied the Swiss State Visit to China in the Scientific Delegation from April 6th until April 10th 2016. In presence of both heads of state, Johann Schneider-Ammann and Xi Jinping, she signed a Memorandum of Understanding in her role… Continue Reading →

Latest contribution C5NR04087F

Now members of SCCER and NCCR

We are now member of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) “Heat and Energy Storage” ( and of the National Competence Center of Research (NCCR) “Bio-inspired Stimuli-responsive Materials” (

125 years jubilee of our University

Check out the 125 years jubilee activities of our University! See: KMF and her group, as well as members of the department of Chemistry have contributed a lot to the Jubilee activities. See for example: Quand la Chimie et… Continue Reading →

Highlighted research

Our research was highlighted by the Swiss National Science Foundation:

Katharina in Horizons

A portrait of Katharina M. Fromm was published in Horizons, the journal of SNSF (link).  


Do you want to attend to the 30th Meeting of the European Crystallographic Association? See the details in the following link:

Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Katharina is since 2013 a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. She is the first person in Europe ever to receive this nomination! See also the following link.

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