EPFL – AMI course: Nanoparticles, from fundamentals to applications

04-07 July, 2022 – Fribourg,  Switzerland

Registration deadline: Friday, June 17, 2022.

CCMX, a research domain of EPFL, and the Adolphe Merkle Institute are offering a post-graduate level course integrating the lectures and research being presented and discussed during the Swiss NanoConvention 2022. Aiming to bring together a group of no more than 24 PhD students from various research institutions, the course is designed to cover a series of important scientific aspects regarding the development, characterization and application of nanoparticles for medical applications and to provide an in-depth review of their corresponding fundamentals. It aims to offer a skill set relevant to the participants’ research projects and future careers.

Topics covered 

Material synthesis and characterization; nanomaterial-cell interactions; soft matter physics; soft interfaces; microfluidics; imaging at the nanoscale; scattering techniques;  nano for medtech applications; nanoscale thermal and magnetic imaging; characterization of single proteins; biotech at the nanoscale; bio-inspired processing.

Course lecturers

Prof. Marco Lattuada (Fribourg), Prof. Ullrich Steiner (AMI); Dr. Peter Wick (Empa); Prof. Andrew deMello (ETHZ); Dr. Jozef Adamcik (AMI); Dr. Alessandro Ianiro (AMI); Prof Michael Mayer (AMI); Prof. Esther Amstad (EPFL).


Registration can be carried out through the form found here.

Please note that payment is now required upon registration using the PayOnLine platform, which accepts major credit cards, PayPal and Twint. Course fees being paid directly by an EPFL laboratory may be paid by account transfer – please contact Carey Sargent if you are an EPFL student and prefer this method of payment.

Tuition, conference attendance, lunches and coffee breaks are included in the fees.

PhD students from EPFL, ETH Zurich, PSI, Empa, CSEM and University of Fribourg: CHF 490.-

PhD students from other institutions and other academic participants: CHF 790.-

All other participants: CHF 1,500.-


AMI, Chem. des Verdiers 4, 1700 Fribourg

Forum Fribourg, Route du Lac 12, 1763 Granges-Paccot

Practical Information

This course may be validated for 1 ECTS credit in the doctoral programs of EPFL and ETH Zurich and other programs after acceptance by the corresponding institution. Full attendance and involvement in a group presentation is mandatory for students seeking credit.