On November 18, 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate, professor sir Fraser Stoddart received The Netherlands Award for Supramolecular Chemistry at the TU/e during his lecture “My Journey to Stockholm” at Studium Generale. Professort Stoddart is currently making a lecture tour through The Netherlands organized by FMS. Pictures by Satyaki Chaudhuri
FMS staff member Tom de Greef (TU/e) and coworkers recently published their work on hierarchical control of enzymatic actuators by using DNA-based programming in Nature Communications. To date their approach shows one of the most advanced DNA-based circuits in terms of complexity and versatility.
Bert Meijer (TU/e), Patricia Dankers (TU/e) and coworkers published a review article on the advances in the field of supramolecular polymers towards multi-component biomaterials to be applied in the field of regenerative medicine.
Professor Wilhelm Huck (RU Nijmegen) was appointed as a member of the Academia Europaea, a European society of world leading scientists. More information can be found here.
Dr. Ilja Voets (TU/e) and coworkers publish in Science Advances where they report that they managed to unravel the structure of a 1.5 MDa Adhesin protein, which is a bacterial protein involved in ice binding. It is the first detailed structure at the molecular level of a bacterial adhesin. This work might contribute to the […]
Ilja Voets (TU/e) received an ERC Proof of Concept Grant to demonstrate the potential use of antifreeze protein coatings on a commercial scale. More information can be found here.
FMS researchers Bert Meijer (TU/e) and Ghislaine Vantomme (TU/e) contributed to the work by TU/e researchers that was recently published in Nature. In their work they developed new plastics that can move upon the exposure to light. An impressive video of the material can be found here. For more details on the work, find the paper here.
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 […]
FMS members dr. Patricia Dankers (TU/e) and dr. Tom de Greef (TU/e) were awarded with the NWO Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. Tom de Greef wants to use DNA in order to measure the interaction between cells and proteins. In his Vidi project, he wants to develop a ‘nano-slide gauge’ based on DNA, which is proposed to accurately measure […]
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. […]