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 […]

Ben Feringa wins KIVI Academic Society Award

The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) has awarded the Academic Society Award to Nobel Prize laureate Ben Feringa, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Groningen. He receives the award in appreciation of the great importance of his research and the appealing manner in which he links science with society. The award ceremony […]

Bert Meijer awarded prestigious Nagoya Gold Medal

Japan’s highest award for chemistry scientists, the Nagoya Gold Medal of Organic Chemistry, will this year be presented to Bert Meijer, TU/e professor of Organic Chemistry. Meijer thus joins an illustrious group of 22 predecessors, including several winners of Nobel Prizes, Franklin Medals and Wolf Prizes. The award will be presented on 22 December this […]

Nature Communications for Tom de Greef and Maarten Merkx

FMS member Dr. Tom de Greef in collaboration with prof. Maarten Merkx and coworkers from the Eindhoven University of Technology published their research on DNA-based molecular circuits in Nature Communications. For more information check the Cursor article on this topic: A computer made of DNA Publication details: Wouter Engelen, Lenny H. H. Meijer, Bram Somers, Tom F. A. de Greef & Maarten Merkx, […]

Publication in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. by Ben Feringa and co-workers

Prof. B.L. Feringa and colleagues at the University of Groningen have recently published there results in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. in an article with the title: Oxygen activated, palladium nanoparticle catalyzed, ultrafast crosscoupling of organolithium reagents Publication details: Dorus Heijnen, Filippo Tosi, Carlos Vila, Marc C.A. Stuart, Philip H. Elsinga, Wiktor Szymanski, and Ben L. Feringa, Oxygen […]

Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. publication by Syuzanna Harutyunyan (RUG) and co-workers

FMS member Prof.dr. S.R. Harutyunyan and her colleagues at the University of Groningen have recently published there results in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. in an article with the title: Copper-catalyzed enantioselective alkylation of enolizable ketimines with organomagnesium reagents Publication details: Pablo Ortiz, Juan F. Collados, Ravindra P. Jumde, Edwin Otten, and Syuzanna R. Harutyunyan, Copper-catalyzed enantioselective […]