Welcome to Julia

We wish to welcome Ms. julia Barbeitos to our group, Julia joined the group as  an intern for the next months.

Welcomed Prof Ismael Saadoune

The Fromm Group welcomed Prof Ismael Saadoune from Marrakesh in the week of July 22nd. He is Mohammed’s PhD superviser !

Katharina in the news paper “le temps”

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

Serhii selected for Roche Continents 2019

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 in Universitas

Serhii’s work on luminescent detector is presented in the university journal: Universitas (link) pdf version of the article: 2018-19_04_universitas

Congratulations to Bernd for his PhD !

Congratulations to Bernd for his 50th PhD anniversary and renewal of his PhD diploma from the University of Munich! On that occasion, Bernd and Katharina met also Bernd’s PhD supervisor, Rolf Huisgen – yes, THE one from the Huisgen reaction… Continue Reading →

Our last paper is online:

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 on radio

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

Randy Schekman in : Alma & Georges

Welcome to Franck

We wish to welcome Mr. Franck Oswald to our group,  Franck joined the group as PhD student.

Jihane Birthday

Prof. Randy Schekman

Randy Schekman received the Chaim Weizmann Lecturer Diploma yesterday. It was a very didactic, fun and historic talk !

Prof. Randy Schekman in Fribourg

Prof. Randy Schekman, Nobel Prize of physiology or medecine 2013 is in Fribourg for the Chaim Weizmann Lecture.

Serhii’s research still on news

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 on Newspapers

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

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 on TV

Katharina and Serhii was on Swiss News broadcasting (RTS): Link Found back Katharina’s interventions on RTS on avisdexperts.ch: Link

Serhii Research on Newspapers

Serhii research highlighted on different newspapers: 20minutes.ch/ro 24heures radioFribourg and radioFreiburg

Serhii in Unifr News

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

Congrats to Anja

Congratulation to the Dr. Anja Holzeu for her PhD thesis.

Chaim Weizmann Lecture 13.05.2019

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 →

Welcome to Mickaël

We wish a warm welcome to Mickaël. He joined our group for as PostDoc for an InnoSuisse project on antimicrobial coatings.

Re-highlight from Nature Chemistry- Give Silver A Shine!

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 →

Special issue of CHIMIA on the NCCR Bioinspired Materials

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

we welcomed Prof. Hans Hagemann

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 all new Chemistry PhD of 2018!!!

Congratulations to Edwin

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

Congrats to Milene for her new job as surface scientist/junior project manager at SuSoS AG.

Best Poster Price: Atena

Atena won the best poster award at the Swiss Snow Symposium.

Congrats Sarah

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/

Collège St. Michel & the Association of Lab Technicians

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 →

Katharina was awarded the Prix Jaubert 2018

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 →

Welcome to Soledad

We wish a warm welcome to Soledad Bonnet Gomez. She joined our group for as internship.

Welcome to Joanna

We wish a warm welcome to Dr. Joanna Conder. She joined our group for as Postdoc.

Welcome to Mohammed

We wish a warm welcome to Mohammed Srout. He joined our group for as PhD student with a Swiss Excellence Stipend.

Merry Christmas and Successful New Year 2019 !

Welcome to Maksym

We wish to welcome Mr. Maksym Karamash  to our group,  Maksym Karamash  joined the group as PhD student.

Welcome to Justine

We wish a warm welcome to Justine Schwarte. She joined our group for as PhD student.

Congrats to Milène

Congratulation to the Dr. Milène Tan for her PhD thesis.

Chaim Weizmann Lecture

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.

Congrats to Inès

Congratulation to the Dr. Inès Chevrier for her PhD thesis.

Congrats Sarah

Congratulation to the Dr. Sarah-Luise Abram for her PhD thesis.  

Congrats Valentin

Congratulation to the Dr. Valentin Chabert for his thesis.

Congrats Alba

Congratulation to the Dr. Alba Finelli for her PhD thesis.

Explora – Journée Portes ouvertes 2018

The Fromm group actively participated in the Explora 2018 of UniFr.  

Chaim Weizmann Lecture Announcement

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 →

ChemComm inside cover

The inside cover of Valentin’s paper is available

Welcome to Edwin

We wish a warm welcome to Edwin Madivoli. He joined our group for as PhD student with a Swiss Excellence Stipend.

Welcome to Florian

We wish a warm welcome to Florian Marquenet. He joined our group for as PhD student.

Welcome to Emilie

We wish a warm welcome to Emilie Jean-Pierre. She joined our group for as PhD student.

Group in Bulgaria

Part of the group is in Albena (near Varna, Bulgaria) for the annual International Summer School of the SCOPES project. Supramedchem@balkan.net

Katharina at the ICC in Sendai

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.

Congrats Michela

Congratulation to the Dr. Michela di Giannantonio for her PhD thesis.    

Welcome to Michael

Michael Füeg join our group over summer to work on bacteria for his postdoc.

Prof. Paul Rablen

This week the Prof. Paul Rablen is visiting our department. https://www.swarthmore.edu/profile/paul-rablen  

Katharina in ICT journal

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

Valentin’s paper has been accepted in Chemm. Comm.

Valentin’s paper has been accepted in Chemm. Comm.

Milène publishes in “Polymers”

We are pleased to inform you that your article “Trithiocarbonate-Functionalized PNiPAAm-Based Nanocomposites for Antimicrobial Properties” has been published in Polymers and is available online

Michela publishes in Angewandte

Michela’s paper has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201803524

Welcome to Philippe

We wish a warm welcome to Philippe Yepp. He joined our group for as PhD student.

Katharina is in Lund, like the crown Princess Victoria

Katharina is doing a presentation on “Ferrocene as new mechanophore in polymers” the same day that Crown Princess Victoria came along.  

Welcome to Lucille

We wish a warm welcome to Dr. Lucille Simond. She joined our group for as Postdoc.

Sarah on Chimia’s cover

Sarah’s article has been chosen for the cover of the Chimia.

Omar Yaghi

Omar Yaghi, Wolff Prize Winner 2018, visits Fribourg on April 20th.

Michela at Science Slam

Michela was at the Science Slam of Unifr on April 19

Welcome to Kata

We wish to welcome Ms. Kata Dorbic   to our group,  Kata joined the group as  an intern for the next 3 months.

Welcome to Maksym

We wish to welcome Mr. Maksym Karamash  to our group,  Maksym Karamash  joined the group as  an intern for the next 3 months.

With the Nobel Prize 2017, Jacques Dubochet.

Congrats Hervé

Congratulation to the Dr. Hervé Yao for his PhD thesis.

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: http://afc2018.univ-lyon1.fr/en/pages/afc2018-programme

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. www.eurasc.org. 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). https://www.gdch.de/index.php?id=3578   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 @ https://www.letemps.ch/sciences/2017/11/20/huiles-plus-productives-plus-pauvres-vitamines.

Congratulations

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. http://podcasts.radiofr.ch/8d89a7f11fe1eb43cdf9c36f106537fe.mp3 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

 http://xlink.rsc.org/?DOI= C5NR04087F

Now members of SCCER and NCCR

We are now member of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) “Heat and Energy Storage” (http://www.sccer-hae.ch/) and of the National Competence Center of Research (NCCR) “Bio-inspired Stimuli-responsive Materials” (http://www.bioinspired-materials.ch/)

125 years jubilee of our University

Check out the 125 years jubilee activities of our University! See: http://www3.unifr.ch/125/ 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: http://www.snf.ch/en/researchinFocus/newsroom/Pages/news-140213-mm-wenn-chemiker-rasseln-erfinden.aspx http://www.freiburger-nachrichten.ch/nachrichten-kanton/durchbruch-im-kampf-gegen-infektionen http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/programmes/scopes/Pages/default.aspx

Katharina in Horizons

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

ECM-30

Do you want to attend to the 30th Meeting of the European Crystallographic Association? See the details in the following link: http://ecm30.ecanews.org/ecm2016/home.html

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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