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Netherlands Scholar Award for Supramolecular Chemistry for Prof. Hanadi Sleiman

This years Netherlands Scholar Award for Supramolecular Chemistry features Professor Hanadi Sleiman (McGill University, Montreal, Canada). The prize is awarded to her for her outstanding contribution to the field of supramolecular DNA chemistry and DNA nanomaterials. From January 29 to February 2, 2018, professor Hanadi Sleiman will visit several universities in the Netherlands as part of the lectureship connected to the award.



Professor Hanadi Sleiman
Hanadi Sleiman obtained her PhD degree from Stanford University (USA) and continued afterwards as a postdoctoral researcher in supramolecular chemistry, in the laboratory of Professor Jean-Marie Lehn at the Université Louis Pasteur in France. She joined the faculty at McGill University in 1999, where she is leading a research group focused on using the biological molecule DNA as a template to assemble nanostructured materials.

Hanadi Sleiman is author of more than 100 publications and was already awarded a number of awards among which are the  Izatt-Christensen Award in Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry in 2016 and the Swiss Chemical Society Lectureship award in 2013.

About the Netherlands Scholar Award for Supramolecular Chemistry
Following on from the Netherlands Award for Supramolecular Chemistry, the Research Center for Functional Molecular Systems has initiated the Netherlands Scholar Award for Supramolecular Chemistry. The scholar variant of the award aims to recognize and reward outstanding junior scientists working in supramolecular chemistry and encourage excellence in the field. The Scholar Award is presented every other year, alternating with the senior award. The recipient of the Scholar Award will be invited to undertake a lecture tour of The Netherlands and present his/her work at several universities. This will provide researchers in The Netherlands with the opportunity to meet future leading scientists in this field.

Hanadi Sleiman’s The Netherlands lectureship
Hanadi Sleiman will several locations during her lecture tour of The Netherlands in early 2018.

Monday 29.01 • Leiden University • Lecture at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry
15.00 – 16.00h, in EM.1.09 (Gorlaeus Building, Einsteinweg 55, Leiden)

Tuesday 30.01 • Eindhoven University of Technology • Chemical Engineering and ICMS colloquium (Institute for Complex Molecular Systems)
14.00 – 15.00h, in STC0.01 (Building 14, Helix, Het Kranenveld, Eindhoven)

Wednesday 31.01 • Radboud University Nijmegen • IMM lecture (Institute for Molecules and Materials)
16.00 – 17.00h, in HG 00.307 (Huygensgebouw, Heyendaalseweg 135, Nijmegen)

Thursday 01.02 • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen • Award ceremony and lecture at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
10.30 – 12.00h, in 5111.0022 (Building 5111, Nijenborgh 4, Groningen)
Lecture title: DNA Nanostructures for Cellular Delivery of Therapeutics

Friday 02.02 • Twente University • Lecture at the Molecular Nanofabrication group (MNF)
13.30 – 14.30h in HT 700B (Horst Building, De Horst 2, Enschede)