Molecule of the Month

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Awards and Honors

Successful Sinergia Application

PD Dr. Shi-Xia Liu from the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Bern together with her colleagues Prof. Thomas Feurer (Laser Physics, University of Bern), Prof. Ernst Meyer (Nanophysics, University of Basel) and Prof. Ursula Röthlisberger (Computational Chemistry, EPFL) will receive 3 million CHF for their new SNSF Sinergia project "Exploring New Building Blocks for Molecular Electronics: Charged and Excited States of Molecules on Surfaces".

A Sinergia project fosters interdisciplinary collaboration that leads to breakthrough research results. In this specific case, laser physics (time domain) is combined with nanoscale imaging (space domain) of molecular systems synthesized by the Liu team, all supported by theory. In particular, the control of the charge state of molecular arrays by local fields is of interest for the realization of quantum dots and their lattice arrangements, with wide-ranging applications from molecular electronics to quantum computing. 

We wish the consortium every success in its research.

Media Releases

A gel against intestinal inflammation:
Treating the inflamed intestinal wall locally

Treatment of the chronic inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis often produces unsatisfactory results. Researchers at the University of Bern have now developed a lipid gel that is administered directly to the inflamed part of the intestine, where it remains and releases its active substance evenly. This could result in a new, targeted therapy approach with fewer side effects.
24.10.2023 Details see Media Release of the University of Bern

Insights into Research Areas

Presentation at the MINT-Day 2021 of the University of Bern:
"Virusinvasion durch die Atemwege"
© 2021 Minela Colakovic (group of PD Dr. Carlos Ros
Website of the research group Ros