Homepage of Katharina M. Fromm



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Prof. Dr. Katharina M. Fromm
of Fribourg
Department of Chemistry
Chemin du Musée 9

·  Office 114

·  Telephone: +41 26 300 87 32

Secretary (Emerith Bruegger): +41 26 300 87 30


Publication list

Curriculum Vitae



Group Members

Group News:

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 as vice-president of the Research Council of SNSF with her Chinese counterpart from the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).


See our latest contribution in the following link:


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

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/)

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:








Our research was highlighted by the Swiss National Science Foundation:





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



A portrait of KMF was published in Horizons, the journal of SNSF:



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: http://www.snf.ch/SiteCollectionDocuments/jahresbericht_2013_snf_e.pdf


Further Interests

External cooperations and contacts with
Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Lehn (
Univ. Louis Pasteur Strasbourg) and his group concerning crystal structures of supramolecular devices.

Prof. Regine Landmann, Dr. Nina Khanna, University of Basel, Infectiology, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. C. Janiak, Anorganische ChemieUniversitaet Düsseldorf, D-40225 Düsseldorf
Dr. T. Wesolowski, Department of Chemistry,
University of Geneva, CH-1211 Geneva

Prof.  D. Kurth, Chemische Technologie der Materialsynthese, Universität Würzburg, D-97070 Würzburg.

Prof. Helma Wennemers, Lab of Organic Chemistry, ETH Zürich, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. A. U. "Dan" Daniels, LOB, University of Basel, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
Prof. A. Trampuz, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Rosa Carballo, Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Química Inorgánica,Facultade de Química, E-36310 Vigo, Galicia-Spain
Prof. Willy Hofstetter, Departement Klinische Forschung, Forschungsgruppe Knochenbiologie, University of Berne, CH-3010 Berne, Switzerland
Prof. George Kordas, Institute of Materials Science, NCSR "Demokritos", 153 10 Aghia Paraskevi, Attikis, Greece
Prof. Carla Renata Arciola, Research Unit on Implant Infections, Molecular Pathology Section, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy
Dr. Reto Luginbühl, Robert-Mathys-Foundation, Bettlach, Switzerland

Dr. Nikolaos Kostomitsopoulos, Laboratory Animal Facilities, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), 4, Soranou Ephesius Street, 11527 Athens, Greece

Prof. Marcel Mayor, Departement Chemie, Universität Basel, CH-4056 Basel

Prof. Markus Meuwly, Departement Chemie, Universität Basel, CH-4056 Basel

Prof. Peter Broekmann, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,

University of Bern, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Bern

Last updated: May 2016