ERC Starting Grant for Sander Wezenberg

Sander Wezenberg (RUG) has been awarded with an European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. The ERC awards these prestigious personal grants of EUR 1.5 million to excellent researchers in order to stimulate groundbreaking research in Europe. The title of the scientific reasearch is: “From light-stimulated anion receptors to transmembrane carriers and pumps”. More information about ERC Starting […]

Wilhelm Huck and coworkers publish in Nature Nanotechnology

Prof. Wilhelm Huck and dr. Evan Spruijt (RU) and coworkers publish on dissipative adaptation in driven self-assembly in Nature Nanotechnology. They show that open compartments are used to modulate the rates of dissipative self-assembly by restricting the absorption of energy from the environment. This might eventually provide a general route to dissipatively adapting nanosystems exhibiting […]

Gerard Roelfes and coworkers publish in Nature Chemistry

Prof. Gerard Roelfes (RUG) and coworkers publish an article in Nature Chemistry on the creation of designer enzyme for hydrazone and oxime formation featuring an unnatural catalytic aniline residue. The incorporation of an unnatural amino acid that feature unique reactive side chains significantly expand the catalytic repertoire of designer enzymes. This facilitates an ideal starting […]

First copy ‘Makers van Leven’ handed over to Bert Meijer

The first copy of ‘Makers van Leven‘ by Esther Thole (science journalist and editor at NEMO-Kennislink) was handed over to prof. Bert Meijer in Eindhoven. The book includes a preface of prof. Ben Feringa and addresses the complex question of ‘What is life?’ and ‘How can we imitate life’. Esther Thole discusses with many chemists, including FMS […]

Bert Meijer and coworkers publish in Nature

Bert Meijer (TU/e) and coworkers published a letter in Nature entitled ‘Potential enthalpic energy of water in oils exploited to control supramolecular structure’. More information can be found at the TU/e website, as well as in a Volkskrant article (in Dutch). The full article can be found here.

Sander Wezenberg and Ben Feringa publish in Nature Communications

FMS staff members Sander Wezenberg and Ben Feringa (both RUG) published their recent research results in Nature Communications. The article reports on a supramolecularly directed rotary motion in a photoresponsive receptor. The motor was designed such that the rotation is directed by a chiral guest molecule that is able to non-covalently bind to a light-responsive […]

Sijbren Otto receives RSC Award for Supramolecular Chemistry

Prof. Sijbren Otto (RUG) was awarded the 2018 RSC Award for pioneering supramolecular systems chemistry. The award, which will be presented later this year, includes a medal, £ 2000 and a lecture tour in the UK. More information about the award and a reaction of prof. Sijbren Otto can be found here.

Royal Honour for prof. Wilhelm Huck

Prof. Wilhelm Huck (RU) received a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion for his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of Physical Organic Chemistry. More details can be found on the IMM website.

Bert Meijer awarded ERC Advanced Grant

Prof. Bert Meijer (TU/e) has received an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 M€ to work on the Synthesis of Functional Multi-Component Supramolecular Systems and Materials. A list of awardees in the area Physical and Engineering Sciences (PE) can be found here.