PhD students and Postdocs

Anniek den Hamer

PhD student
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology
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Research Project: Engineering of signalling platforms towards synthetic signalling in life-like molecular systems

Arjan van der Linden

PhD student
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Research Project: Molecular diffusion in a cell-like environment. Quantifying the effects of macromolecular crowding on the diffusion of particles in a polyisocyanide hydrogel and the consequences for biochemical reactions.

Jody A. M. Lugger

PhD student
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology
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Research Project: My research revolves around the fabrication of self-assembling nano-structured materials, for which I am currently investigating the use of discotic liquid crystals to form so called ‘super-lattices’

Sjoerd G. J. Postma

PhD student
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Research Project: Complexity in chemical reaction networks

Lise Schoonen

PhD student
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Research Project: Self-assembled nanoreactors

Yağız Ünver

PhD student
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
University of Groningen
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Research Project: Application of dynamic combinatorial chemistry (DCC) for the identification and optimization of inhibitors of protein-protein interactions

Yigit Altay

PhD student
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
University of Groningen
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Research Project: Self-replicating dynamic combinatorial libraries and chiral symmetry breaking using a urea-based synthetic replicators

Daniël Schoenmakers

PhD student
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Research Project: Developing a better understanding, on the molecular level, of polyisocyanopeptide hydrogels

Dowine de Bruijn

PhD student
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
University of Groningen
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Research Project: Catalytic chemistry in living cells

Tilde Pellegrini

PhD student
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
University of Groningen
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Research Project: Chiral organic molecules orchestrating their own synthesis. The central aim of this PhD project is to develop asymmetric autocatalytic reactions and advance our understanding of the mechanisms that underpin chiral amplification. The ultimate goal is to apply the knowledge gained towards construction of replicative machinery via cross-catalysis

David Williams

Postdoc
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Research Project: Designing artificial cell-like constructs by tailoring the molecular interactions and self-assembly of copolymers and coacervates. My research seeks to achieve synergy between these systems in order to create hierarchically complex systems, capable of mimicking the multifunctionality of the cell.

Anika Nagelkerke

Postdoc
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Research Project: Biological application of polyisocyanopeptide hydrogels. How do the properties of the material influence the response of cells?

Luuk Kortekaas

PhD student
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
University of Groningen
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Research Project: Gaining control over structure and function of gelating systems and smart materials

Ruben Maaskant

PhD student
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
University of Groningen
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Research Project: Bio-orthogonal metal catalysis

Depeng Zhao

Postdoc
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
University of Groningen
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Research Project: Photo-responsive transition metal asymmetric catalysis and dynamic self-assembly based on molecular motors

Tjalling Canrinus

PhD student
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
University of Groningen
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Research Project: Dynamic control of function in dynamically self-assembling low molecular weight aqua-gels

Diederik-Roke

Diederik Roke

PhD student
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
University of Groningen
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Research Project: Development of smart materials based on molecular motors

Bastiaan-Buddingh

Bastiaan Buddingh

PhD student
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Radboud University
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Research Project: Increasing complexity and functionality in artificial cells

Petri-Turunen

Petri Turunen

Postdoc
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Radboud University
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Research Project: Zero-mode waveguide nanostructures for improving single-molecule catalysis

Tom van Daal

Tom van Daal

PhD student
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology
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Research Project: Harnessing the decoupled approach towards catalytic mechanoluminescence in order to obtain a more sensitive probe for failure in polymeric materials

Nathan van Zee

Nathan van Zee

Postdoc
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology
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Research Project: Evolution of sequence and architecture of single chain polymer nanoparticles

Henrieke Heideman

Henrieke Heideman

PhD student
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
University of Groningen
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Research Project: Directional movement of molecular motors on surfaces

Giulio-Simone

Giulio Simone

PhD student
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology
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Research Project: Artificial retina using organic photodiodes