FMS Research Center

FMS-ICMS Topical Seminar on Supramolecular Hydrogels

Supramolecular hydrogels in action: synthesis, properties, and applications

Tuesday 7 April 2015
From 12:45h to 18:00h


The FMS Research Center together with the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) organizes this 2nd topical seminar to discuss the synthesis, properties and applications of supramolecular hydrogels. Towards this end researchers working with this type of hydrogels using different approaches have been invited to present their work to the faculty, postdocs and PhD and master students of the FMS Research Center and ICMS.

Program: (Download the pdf version here)
Chairs: Prof. Bert Meijer and Prof. Alan Rowan

12:00    Lunch available for speakers
12:45    Welcome by chairs
12:50    Prof. Huib Bakker (AMOLF)
13:10    Dr. Paul Kouwer (Radboud University)
             The mechanics of strain-responsive hydrogels
13:30    Prof. Fred MacKintosh (Vrije Universiteit)
             Surprises in extracellular matrix mechanics
14:00    BREAK
14:20    Dr. Yves Rezus (AMOLF)
             2DIR spectroscopy: measuring ultrafast molecular motions
14:40    Prof. Bert Meijer (TU Eindhoven)
             Supramolecular hydrogels; some generalities and peculiarities
15:00    Prof. Rint Sijbesma (TU Eindhoven)
             Tuning of timescales in hydrogels
15:20    Prof. Jan van Esch (TU Delft)
15:50    BREAK
16:20    Prof. Martin Möller (DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien e.V.)
             Functional and Light-Actuated Microgels – from responsive hydrogels towards microscopic locomotor systems
16:50    Prof. Alan Rowan (Radboud University)
             Strain stiffening gels for directed cell fate
17:10    Dr. Patricia Dankers (TU Eindhoven)
             Supramolecular ureido-pyrimidinone based hydrogels for regenerative medicine
17:30    Final discussion and remarks
18:00    End of the seminar. Drinks and snacks

All lectures include 5 min discussion.

Eindhoven University of Technology
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Groene Loper, Building 7 (Ceres)
(If you go by car, use the following address on the navigation system: De Zaale, 5612 AJ Eindhoven)
Room CE 0.31

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Registration is now closed.

PhD students, postdocs, and faculty from the groups members of the FMS Research Center are welcome to attend upon prior registration. Please register before 1 April 2015 by sending and email to (including name, academic position, and university). Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability of seats.