FMS Research Center

Research topics

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Chemical Biology

'Organic Chemistry with Biological Relevance'

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Materials for advanced applications

'Creating function out of hierarchical organization'

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Adaptive — out-of-equilibrium — systems

'Discovering the complexity of living systems'

NWO grant for René Janssen

NWO has granted the proposal Flowganic in the 2023 Take-off autumn round. A recent discovery of extremely stable and easy to synthesize organic redox-active molecules provides new perspectives to the development of organic redox flow batteries for energy storage. In this project, prof. Janssen and his group aims to develop this discovery into a sustainable […]

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Sijbren Otto awarded an ERC Synergy Grant

Prof. Sijbren Otto and colleagues from ESPCI Paris (Prof. Andrew Griffiths), Parmenides Foundation (Prof. Eörs Szathmáry) and Ben-Gurion University (Prof. Gonen Ashkenasy) were awarded a 13M euros ERC Synergy Grant for their “MiniLife” project. Their aim is to create, for the first time, a living system from completely abiotic components (so not based on DNA […]

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NWO Vidi Grant for Wim Velema

We congratulate Wim Velema with this NWO Vidi Grant which will give him the opportunity to study the RNA-metabolite interactions RNA is a versatile biomolecule involved in almost every process in the cell and a key player in many diseases. In Velema’s project, researchers will study how RNA interacts with small molecules in the cell, […]

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Francesca Grisoni has been awarded an industrial Marie-Curie PhD program (consortium of 14 fellows)

3 million euros awarded for MSCA Doctoral Networks 2022 for research proposal ‘Explainable AI for Molecules – AiChemist’ Francesca Grisoni has been awarded an industrial Marie-Curie PhD program with her participation in a consortium of 14 fellows. The award allows her to fund a PhD student with whom she will collaborate, together with healthcare company […]

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2023 Izatt-Christensen Award for Sijbren Otto

We congratulate Sijbren Otto, who received the 2023 Izatt-Christensen Award for being a pioneer of supramolecular systems chemistry, taking supramolecular chemistry into completely new directions. The award will be presented to Otto at the 17th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry that will be held in Reykavík, Iceland (25-29 June) […]

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