Paul Kouwer and coworkers publish in Nature Communications

FMS member Dr. Paul Kouwer and coworkers at the Radboud University in Nijmegen recently published their work in Nature Communications, entitled: ‘Nonlinear mechanics of hybrid polymer networks hat mimic the complex mechanical environment of cells‘. Publication details: Maarten Jaspers, Sarah L. Vaessen, Pim van Schayik, Dion Voerman, Alan E. Rowan and Paul H.J. Kouwer, Nonlinear mechanics […]

Nature Comminucations for Prof. E.W. Meijer and coworkers

FMS researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology recently published their work on dynamic diversity of synthetic supramolecular polymers in water in Nature Communications. Their findings were probed by hydrogen / deuterium exchange. Media attention: TU/e press release Publication details: Xianwen Lou, Rene P.M. Lafleur, Christianus M.A. Leenders, Sandra M.C. Schoenmakers, Nicholas M. Matsumoto, Matthew M. […]

Ottmann and coworkers publish in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.

FMS members Lech Milroy, Luc Brunsveld and Christian Ottmann and coworkers (TU/e) recently published their findings on cucurbit[8]uril and 14-3-3 based supramolecular protein-assembly in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Publication details: Pim de Vink, Jeroen Briels, Thomas Schrader, Lech Milroy, Luc Brunsveld and Christian Ottmann, Cucurbit[8]uril and 14-3-3 based binary bivalent supramolecular-protein assembly platform and co-crystal structure, Angew. […]

Prof Syuzanna Harutyunyan wins Homogeneous Catalysis Award 2017

Professor Syuzanna Harutyunyan working at the University of Groningen  was awarded with the Homogeneous Catalysis Award 2017, from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Syuzanna was awarded for pioneering work on asymmetric synthesis, establishing an entirely new role for Cu(I)-based catalysts and the use of Lewis acid and Grignard reagent combinations. Follow this link for more information.

FMS researchers awarded by the Gravitation program 2016-2017

The Dutch Minister of Education Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, has announced today the six research teams of top scientists from various Dutch universities that have received funding to jointly set up excellent scientific research programs in the coming years. In this new call of the Gravitation program, each consortium will receive 18.8 million euros, overall it is a […]

Ben Feringa in Dutch television program College Tour 20 April

Nobel laureate and FMS professor Ben Feringa will be one of the guests in the upcoming season of the popular TV show NTR College Tour. The show will be recorded in Groningen on Thursday 20 April and broadcast a week later, on Friday the 28th. For more information and to sign up see the links below: News item […]

Dr. Marcel Scheepstra wins the Nederlandse Farmacochemieprijs 2015-2016

On 17 March, Dr. Marcel Scheepstra, who obtained his PhD in the group of FMS professor Luc Brunsveld at the Eindhoven University of Technology, was awarded with the Nederlandse Farmacochemieprijs 2015-2016. The ceremony took place during the KNCV Sectie Farmacochemie in Utrecht Marcel got the prize for his thesis: “Molecular modulation of nuclear receptor conformational states” , which he defended […]

Interesting review on Non-equilibrium Supramolecular Polymerization

Prof. Thomas Hermans (ISIS, University of Strasbourg) and FMS member Dr. Tom de Greef (Eindhoven University of Technology) have published an extensive tutorial review on Non-equilibrium Supramolecular Polymerisation in Chem Soc Rev. Publication details: Alessandro Sorrenti, Jorge Leira-Iglesias, Albert J. Markvoort, Tom F. A. de Greef and Thomas M. Hermans. Non-equilibrium supramolecular polymerization. Chem Soc Rev (2017) DOI: 10.1039/c7cs00121e 

ERC Advanced Grant to professors Roeland Nolte (RU) and Sijbren Otto (RUG)

FMS professors Roeland Nolte (RU) and Sijbren Otto (RUG) have been awarded each with a ERC Advanced Grant. Each of them will receive 2.5 million euros to conduct research the next five years. For Roeland Nolte this is the second ERC Advanced Grant and, remarkably, both were awarded after his retirement. Prof. Nolte’s new research plan for the coming […]

Publication in Advanced Materials by prof. E.W. Meijer, D.J. Broer and colleagues (TU/e)

Prof. Dick Broer , prof. Bert Meijer and colleagues have seen their paper published in Advanced Materials in an article with the title: Mastering the photothermal effect in liquid crystal networks: a general approach for self-sustained mechanical oscillators   Publication details: Anne Helene Gelebart, Ghislaine Vantomme, Bert E.W. Meijer, Dirk J. Broer. Mastering the photothermal effect […]