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.

Breast Cancer Medicine up to thousand times cheaper

A publication on multi-gram-scale stereoselective synthesis of Z-endoxifen by dr. Lech Milroy (TU/e) and coworkers reports on the  possibility to produce a high potential drug to treat metastatic breast cancer much cheaper. The findings are discussed in de Volkskrant (in Dutch) and more information can be found on the TU/e website. The full article can be […]

Bert Meijer wins 2018 Chirality Medal

Prof. Bert Meijer (TU/e) is awarded the 2018 Chirality Medal in Princeton for his seminal contributions to the design and study of chiral supramolecular systems and materials. The Award Lecture will be presented at the Chirality 2018, the 30th International Symposium on Chirality (ISCD-30), June 10, 2018 in Princeton, NJ USA. More information can be found […]

Humboldt Research Award for Bert Meijer

Prof. Bert Meijer (TU/e) received the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Forschungspreis during the 46th Symposium for Research Award Winners of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bamberg on March 24, 2018.