On October 14th 2021, the third kick-off meeting of the platforms between Fribourg highschools and the university of Fribourg took place, with one highlight being the launch of Leonardo, for talented maths pupils, presented here by Prof. Ioan Manolescu.
The Fromm Group has reached more than 10’000 citations, out of which 5’500 over the past five years! Hooray! Our two most cited papers are about antibacterial properties of nanoparticles, cited >2’000 times, and about coordination polymers, cited >1’500 times,… Continue Reading →
We wish to welcome Mr. Alexandre Bianchi to our group! Alexandre is back in the group as masterand.
NMR reveals the interplay between SilE and SilB model peptides in the context of silver resistanceL. Babel, M.-H. Nguyen, C. Mittelheisser, M. Martin, K. M. Fromm, O. Walker, M. Hologne; Chem. Comm. 2021, 57, 8726-8729. (cover) DOI: 10.1039/D1CC02597J
7-OH quinoline Schiff bases: are they the long awaited tautomeric bistable switches ?A. Georgiev, D. Yordanov, N. Ivanova, V. Deneva, N. Vassilev, F. Kamounah, M. Pittelkow, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, L. Antonov; Dyes and Pigment 2021, 195, 109739. DOI:10.1016/j.dyepig.2021.109739
We wish to welcome Mr. Justas Mikutavicius to our group! Justas joined the group as science visitor (NNCR intern) for the next 3 months.
Congratulatulations to Edwin for his PhD with awards ! Congratulations to Edwin Madivoli for the successful defense of his PhD thesis in chemistry. Edwin was host in our laboratory with the help of the Swiss Excellence Stipend program.
We congratulate our alumna Dr Jacinthe Gagnon for her new job up at Group Marcelle where she is now the Regulatory Affairs Specialist for the cosmetic products! Wishing her all the best and satisfaction for this new step in her career!
We congratulate Prof. Liudmil Antonov, collaboration partner over many years, for his receiving the Grand National Pythagoras Prize 2021. The Pythagoras Prizes are the most prestigious Scientific awards in Bulgaria, frequently referred as the “Bulgarian Nobel Prizes”. https://bnt.bg/news/nagradi-za-prinos-v-naukata-pitagor-2021-295515news.html (see ca…. Continue Reading →
Congratulatulations to Atena for her PhD ! Congratulations to Atena Solea for the successful defense of her PhD thesis in chemistry with the title: “Pinene-pyridine derivatives: synthesis, self-assembly and sensing applications” on 24th of March 2021. This PhD project is… Continue Reading →
General Chemistry: Large Classes, Mixed Public, Three Languages (A Personal Experience)K. M. Fromm; Chimia 2021, 75, 39-44. doi:10.2533/chimia.2021.39
Chemistry Europe Fellows Katharina M. Fromm and Karl Gademann on interview in Chimia. http://docserver.ingentaconnect.com/deliver/connect/scs/00094293/v74n12/s20.pdf?expires=1614616807&id=0000&titleid=10984&checksum=1A00C7D584E6DFC46BB9BEC6FFCD873F
On January 14th, Katharina’s participation to the mini-symposium on Metalloagents in antimicrobial resistance was a great success with approximatively 80 participants. Katharna’s presentation was “Agent Silver – with a Licence to Kill: Compounds, Nanomaterials and Mechanism of Action”
Chemistry Views article about the Chemistry Europe Fellows: https://www.chemistryviews.org/details/ezine/11284547/A_European_Chemist_If_Not_A_World_Citizen.html Tis article on Chemistry Views about the Chemistry Europe Fellows, is based on the interviews that Katharina and the other Fellows gave to their Society journals.
On January 14th, Katharina will participate to the mini-symposium on Metalloagents in antimicrobial resistance. 10:00 am (Fribourg Time )/ 17:00 pm (Hong Kong Time) “Agent Silver – with a Licence to Kill: Compounds,Nanomaterials and Mechanism of Action”, Prof. Katharina Fromm… Continue Reading →
Katharina was particpating to the online meeting of “Science after Noon – Wissenschaftskultur für die Zukunft”. article: https://a-plus-full.kiwi.novu.ch/site/assets/files/12670/portra_t_wissenschaftskultur.pdf meeting:
Every Christmas, Prof. Katharina Fromm, with the support of many different members of the group is launching a new spectacle full of chemical experiments, smoke and color! Video on Youtube: here
On the Ni0.75Ti1.5Fe0.5(PO4)3/C NASICON-type electrode materialM. Srout, M. Amou, K. M. Fromm, I. Saadoune; J. Electroanal. Chem. 2020, 114913, In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2020.114913
Our 200th paper: New Antimicrobial Strategies Based on Metal ComplexesM. Claudel, J. V. Schwarte, K. M. Fromm; Chemistry 2020, 2(4), 849-899. DOI: 10.3390/chemistry2040056
Alma&Georges (UniFr Magazin) proposed an advent calendar. The idea is to spread a bit of peotry, reflection, laught in this troubled period or simply a short break during or fullfilled days. Katharina is the first storyteller ! Alma&Georges: https://www3.unifr.ch/alma-georges/articles/2020/adventskalender-2020-1-gedankenfunke-von-katharina-fromm?lang=de Facebook :… Continue Reading →
New Antimicrobial Strategies Based on Metal ComplexesM. Claudel, J. V. Schwarte, K. M. Fromm; Chemistry 2020, 2(4), 849-899. DOI: 10.3390/chemistry2040056
Katharina was invited to the aee suisse meeting 2020 as vice-rector of Research and Innovation: https://aee-congres.ch/fr/ Her presentation is available here
Katharina has participate to a debate on technology transfert with Fribourg Network: “Osez le transfert technologique – Wagen Sie den Technologietransfer” More information on Fribourg Network website: https://2019.fribourgnetwork.ch/en/2020/08/27/live-debate-on-youtube/ You could also found the debate on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1529&v=5YLTewBBZUM&feature=emb_title
Merci pour tout Michel, nous te souhaitons une bonne retraite !
Happy Birthday to our Postprof!!!Happy Birthday to our Postprof!!! Special Issue “Radically Different—A Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Bernd Giese on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday” https://www.mdpi.com/journal/chemistry/special_issues/themed_issue_bernd
Katharina has received the honour of the European Chemical Societies Publishing as Chemistry Europe Fellows 2018/2019.
Atena will participate as speaker at the “Café du jeudi”: Les armes chimiques et leur détection.
Katharina was invited to the radio show CQFD, on RTS1. Des batteries à base de bactéries
Congratulatulations to Mohammed for his PhD !
The new review of Katharina in now available online: Chemistry of alkaline earth metals: It is not all ionic and definitely not boring! K. M. Fromm, Coord. Chem. Reviews 2020, 408, 213193. DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2020.213193 abstract: “Some scientists might consider group 2 chemistry as “boring, closed… Continue Reading →
Thank you all so much for your contributions! It was a wonderful day!
The fastest rising institutions in materials science: Unifr ranks 46th worldwide! https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03766-z
One day after the press conference with Guy Parmelin and Matthias Egger, Katharina gave an interview to the Swiss Radio SRF1, „Tagesgespräch“ with Marc Lehmann and Gabriela Hug. https://m.srf.ch/play/radio/tagesgespraech/audio/100-millionen-fuer-sechs-forschungsschwerpunkte—ein-luxus?id=b70b6b6c-4156-41be-ba9e-62b438c2d1d8
This year the Xmass show was : Once upon a time… in Fribourg. Thanks to all for coming, we hope that you have appreciate the show.
Surface modifications of positive-electrode materials for lithium ion batteries N. H. Kwon, J. Conder, M. Srout, K. M. Fromm, Chimia, 2019, 73, 880-893. DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2019.880
Congratulations to Michela who received her postdoctoral stipend from SNF to go to Australia!
Congratulation to the Dr. Serhii Vasylevskyi for his PhD thesis.
Katharina is in interview in the university journal: Universitas Link, «Freiburg ist ein Rohdiamant» _ Universitas _ Université de Fribourg (pdf version)
Katharina Fromm represents the Swiss National Science Foundation at the STS Forum in Kyoto during a bilateral meeting with the Japan Science and Technology Agency.
We wish to welcome Ms. julia Barbeitos to our group, Julia joined the group as an intern for the next months.
The Fromm Group welcomed Prof Ismael Saadoune from Marrakesh in the week of July 22nd. He is Mohammed’s PhD superviser !
Crème solaire, dentifrice, lessive: joies et dangers des produits «faits maison» Le «do-it-yourself» (DIY pour les intimes) enthousiasme de nombreux internautes, qui proposent moult recettes de produits cosmétiques et ménagers. Quid de leur efficacité… et de leurs dangers? https://www.letemps.ch/lifestyle/creme-solaire-dentifrice-lessive-joies-dangers-produits-faits-maison
Congratulations to Serhii ! he has been selected to participate in Roche Continents 2019 at the Salzburg Festival, taking place from August 22-26, 2019! https://roche-continents.com/home.html
Serhii’s work on luminescent detector is presented in the university journal: Universitas (link) pdf version of the article: 2018-19_04_universitas
Efficient Perovskite Nanocrystal Light-Emitting Diodes Using Benzimidazole-Substituted Anthracene Derivative as the Electron Transport MaterialS. Kumar, T. Marcato, S. Vasylevskyi, J. Jagielski, K. M. Fromm and C. Shih, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, accepted manuscript. DOI: 10.1039/C9TC02352F.
Katharina was invited to the radio show CQFD, on RTS1. https://www.rts.ch/play/radio/cqfd/audio/reperer-la-molecule-qui-donne-le-gout-de-bouchon?id=10454159
We wish to welcome Mr. Franck Oswald to our group, Franck joined the group as PhD student.
Randy Schekman received the Chaim Weizmann Lecturer Diploma yesterday. It was a very didactic, fun and historic talk !
Prof. Randy Schekman, Nobel Prize of physiology or medecine 2013 is in Fribourg for the Chaim Weizmann Lecture.
Serhii’s research is everywhere !!! http://www.jellypages.com/life-style/Never-more-discussions-with-the-waiter-h85643.html https://www.nzz.ch/wissenschaft/wein-mit-zapfen-ein-sensor-erkennt-die-verantwortlichen-molekuele-ld.1476891 https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/hat-er-oder-hat-er-nicht-schweizer-forscher-erfinden-zapfen-sensor-fuer-wein-id15285310.html https://www.swissinfo.ch/ger/sensor-spuert-zapfen-molekuele-im-wein-auf/44914490 https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/leben/essen-und-trinken/nie-mehr-diskussionen-mit-dem-kellner/story/31601256 https://www.myscience.ch/en/news/2019/vorsicht_zapfen_sensor_fuer_korkgeschmack_im_wein_entwickelt-2019-unifr https://www.bielertagblatt.ch/dem-zapfen-auf-der-spur https://www.schweizerbauer.ch/vermischtes/allerlei/wein-sensor-erkennt-zapfen-48879.html https://theworldnews.net/ch-news/nie-mehr-diskussionen-mit-dem-kellner https://www.bauernzeitung.ch/artikel/sensor-erkennt-zapfen-im-wein https://www.msn.com/de-ch/nachrichten/other/sensor-sp%C3%BCrt-zapfen-molek%C3%BCle-im-wein-auf/ar-BBWczOh?li=BBqfZdU https://www.msn.com/de-ch/nachrichten/other/sensor-sp%C3%BCrt-zapfen-molek%C3%BCle-im-wein-auf/ar-BBWcMjY http://www.pamphlet.ch/?article_id=1217 https://www.letemps.ch/sciences/chercheurs-fribourgeois-ont-mis-point-un-detecteur-vin-bouchonne https://www.arcinfo.ch/articles/suisse/mise-au-point-d-un-detecteur-de-vin-bouchonne-835772 https://theworldnews.net/ch-news/la-science-a-trouve-le-detecteur-a-gout-de-bouchon https://www.lacote.ch/articles/suisse/mise-au-point-d-un-detecteur-de-vin-bouchonne-835772 https://www.lenouvelliste.ch/articles/suisse/mise-au-point-d-un-detecteur-de-vin-bouchonne-835772 https://www.lepoint.fr/sciences-nature/des-chercheurs-inventent-le-detecteur-de-vin-bouchonne-29-04-2019-2309905_1924.php http://www.decotidien.com/actualite/Capteur-ressent-Cones-dans-le-Vin-a-Vue-h25354.html https://www.rtbf.be/info/insolites/detail_des-chercheurs-suisses-mettent-au-point-un-detecteur-de-vin-bouchonne?id=10202991 https://parismatch.be/actualites/societe/262442/la-science-a-enfin-une-solution-contre-le-vin-bouchonne https://weekend.levif.be/lifestyle/culinaire/mise-au-point-d-un-detecteur-de-vin-bouchonne/article-news-1127177.html https://headtopics.com/be/des-chercheurs-suisses-mettent-au-point-un-detecteur-de-vin-bouchonne-5473438
Serhii’s research continue to be highlighted on different newspapers: 25.04.2019: “Des chercheurs bordelais ont mis au point un détecteur de vin bouchonné”, France Bleu, pdf 25.04.2019: “Détecter visuellement un vin bouchonné”, La Gruyère 25.04.2019: “Vin bouchonné vite détecté”, La liberté, pdf 23.04.2019: “Des chercheurs mettent… Continue Reading →
The Department of Chemistry hosted two world-class chemists for seminars: Prof. Li-Zhu Wu from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. Lutz Ackermann from the University of Göttingen, Germany! Prof. Li-Zhu Wu Prof. Lutz Ackermann
Katharina and Serhii were on Swiss News broadcasting (RTS): Link Found back Katharina’s interventions on RTS on avisdexperts.ch: Link
Serhii research highlighted on different newspapers: 20minutes.ch/ro 24heures radioFribourg and radioFreiburg
Caution: corked! Sensor for cork taint in wine developed With the recently developed sensor even slight traces of the most common wine fault can be detected: http://www.unifr.ch/news/en/21233/ Twitter , LinkedIn , Facebook
Congratulation to the Dr. Anja Holzeu for her PhD thesis.
This year’s Fribourg the awardee will be Prof. Dr. Randy Schekman, Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology/medicine for the discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells. 13.05.2019, 17h15, Big Lecture Hall, Chemistry Department << How cells… Continue Reading →
We wish a warm welcome to Mickaël. He joined our group for as PostDoc for an InnoSuisse project on antimicrobial coatings.
Give silver a shine! To celebrate the #IYPT2019, each day Nature Chemistry will be posting an Element essay from the collection they have published in Nature Chemistry over the last 10 years. And for this purpose, Prof. Katharina M. Fromm’s article on Silver… Continue Reading →
A special issue of CHIMIA on the NCCR Bioinspired Materials, to which Philippe and Emilie belong, is now published, with Philippe’s first paper out! Congrats ! special issue of CHIMIA: click here
Today, we welcomed Prof. Hans Hagemann from the University of Geneva for a talk on batteries!
Congratulations to all new Chemistry PhD of 2018!!!
Congratulations to Edwin Madivoli for receiving a Travel Grants for PhD Students and Early Career Scientists for his participation at 14th International conference on materials chemistry (MC14) Congratulations to Edwin Madivoli for receiving a Travel Grants for PhD Students and… Continue Reading →
Congrats to Milene for her new job as surface scientist/junior project manager at SuSoS AG.
Atena won the best poster award at the Swiss Snow Symposium.
Congrats to Sarah who will start a postdoc in the group of Cornelia Palivan at the University of Basel! https://www.chemie.unibas.ch/~palivan/
Last week on Monday evening, Michel Piccand, Aurélien Crochet, Jihane Hankache and Katharina M. Fromm from the Chemistry Department of the University of Fribourg welcomed, together with help from Sofia Martin Caba, the Association of Lab Technicians to present them… Continue Reading →
On Friday, January 18th 2019, Katharina M. Fromm was awarded the Prix Jaubert 2018 from the University of Geneva for her contributions and works for the betterment of humankind. This is the highest recognition given to former alumni of the… Continue Reading →
We wish a warm welcome to Soledad Bonnet Gomez. She joined our group for as internship.
We wish a warm welcome to Dr. Joanna Conder. She joined our group for as Postdoc.
We wish a warm welcome to Mohammed Srout. He joined our group for as PhD student with a Swiss Excellence Stipend.
We wish to welcome Mr. Maksym Karamash to our group, Maksym Karamash joined the group as PhD student.
We wish a warm welcome to Justine Schwarte. She joined our group for as PhD student.
Congratulation to the Dr. Milène Tan for her PhD thesis.
This year’s Fribourg the awardee was Prof. Erwin Neher, Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology/medicine for the discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells.
Congratulation to the Dr. Inès Chevrier for her PhD thesis.
Congratulation to the Dr. Sarah-Luise Abram for her PhD thesis.
Congratulation to the Dr. Valentin Chabert for his thesis.
Congratulation to the Dr. Alba Finelli for her PhD thesis.
The Fromm group actively participated in the Explora 2018 of UniFr.
This year’s Fribourg Chaim Weizmann Lecture will take place on November 21st 2018 at 17h15 in the big lecture hall of Chemistry. The awardee this year will be Prof. Erwin Neher, Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology/medicine for the discoveries concerning the… Continue Reading →
The inside cover of Valentin’s paper is available
We wish a warm welcome to Edwin Madivoli. He joined our group for as PhD student with a Swiss Excellence Stipend.
We wish a warm welcome to Florian Marquenet. He joined our group for as PhD student.
We wish a warm welcome to Emilie Jean-Pierre. She joined our group for as PhD student.
Part of the group is in Albena (near Varna, Bulgaria) for the annual International Summer School of the SCOPES project. Supramedchem@balkan.net
Katharina was at the ICC in Sendai (japan), where she gave not only a 45 min keynote lecture, but was also invited to a very special ceremony, the opening of a sake barrel.
Congratulation to the Dr. Michela di Giannantonio for her PhD thesis.
Michael Füeg join our group over summer to work on bacteria for his postdoc.
This week the Prof. Paul Rablen is visiting our department. https://www.swarthmore.edu/profile/paul-rablen
As vice-presidente of the research council FNS, Katharina has been interview for the ICTjournal: https://www.ictjournal.ch/interviews/2018-07-06/katharina-fromm-fns-lopen-research-data-va-faire-avancer-la-science-plus-vite