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. […]
FMS members Lech Milroy, Luc Brunsveld and Christian Ottmann and coworkers (TU/e) recently published their findings on cucurbituril 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, Cucurbituril and 14-3-3 based binary bivalent supramolecular-protein assembly platform and co-crystal structure, Angew. […]
Professor Ben Feringa (RUG) was awarded the Royal Society of Chemical Society Centenary prize 2017 for ground-breaking research on molecular switches and molecular motors key to future molecular nanotechnology. More information can be found at the Stratingh Institute website.
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.
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 […]