FMS Research Center

Three projects from FMS faculty awarded with NWO collaborative program NEWPOL

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Chemical Sciences has awarded six New Polymer Materials (NEWPOL) grants to projects in the field of new polymer materials. These public-private partnerships will be conducted in collaboration with the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI). Three of these projects have been awarded to FMS faculty: Supramolecular biomaterials for stem cell expansion […]

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NWO ECHO grant for Syuzanna Harutyunyan (RUG)

The FMS associate professor Syuzanna Harutyunyan (Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen) has been awarded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) with an ECHO grant for her project: One-pot alkylation/aza-Brook-rearrangement/carbanion trapping strategy for catalytic asymmetric synthesis of chiral C-tertiary amines. ECHO grants are for researchers active in chemistry and they can be used to […]

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FMS PhD student Dowine de Bruijn (Roelfes group, RUG) new blogger on Faces of Science

PhD student Dowine de Bruijn (Roelfes Group, RUG) has been selected by the KNAW to be part of the new generation of Faces of Science that will start blogging in 2016 about their life in research. Faces of Science is a project of the KNAW, De Jonge Akademie and Kennislink in collaboration with Fastfacts. The project is funded by the Lira Auteursfonds […]

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Nature Chemistry publication for Prof. Sijbren Otto and co-workers

The FMS Research Center starts the year with the news of the fantastic publication of Prof. Sijbren Otto and co-workers in Nature Chemistry, an article entitled: Diversification of self-replicating molecules. Check here for more information. See the interviews to Prof. Sijbren Otto in the Dutch media: Interview in the newspaper NRC (11.01.2016, in Dutch) Article on Dutch scientific website Kennislink […]

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Anna Hirsch (RUG) to receive the “Prix d’encouragement á la recherche en chimie thérapeutique”

To promote excellence, but also to support young researchers at the dawn of their careers, the French Medicinal Chemistry Society (“Société de Chimie Thérapeutique”, S.C.T.) provides each year a prestigious prize entitled “Prix d’Encouragement à la Recherche en Chimie Thérapeutique”. This prize is sponsored by “Institut de Recherche Servier”, and is devoted to junior European […]

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Bert Meijer elected as AAAS Fellow

The AAAS Council elected 347 Fellows for 2015, in recognition of their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. We are proud to announce that prof.dr. Bert Meijer has been acknowledged for his contribution to advancing science in chemistry and is therefore elected as AAAS Fellow. […]

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Nature Materials publication for Prof. Alan Rowan and co-workers

Prof. Alan Rowan and co-workers, and in collaboration with colleagues from Switzerland and France, have published their recent results in Nature Materials. The title of the publication is: Stress-stiffening-mediated stem-cell commitment switch in soft responsive hydrogels.   Publication abstract: Bulk matrix stiffness has emerged as a key mechanical cue in stem cell differentiation. Here, we show […]

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First NWO Athena Award for Daniela Wilson (IMM, RU)

Dr. Daniela Wilson, FMS member and assistant professor at the Radboud University, was yesterday awarded with the first NWO Athena Award, during the 2015 edition of CHAINS in Veldhoven. With the annual Athena Award, NWO Chemical Sciences aims to put the spotlight on outstanding female chemists, that perform excellent scientific research. In the Netherlands, the percentage […]

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Professor Ben Feringa is awarded with the 2015 “Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize”

Prof. Ben Feringa (member of the FMS MT and professor at the University of Groningen) received yesterday the Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize by Queen Mathilde of Belgium. He was awarded the prize, which includes prize money of € 300,000, for his pioneering research into molecular motors. Find more information following the links below: University of Groningen […]

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ERC starting grant for Tom de Greef (ICMS, TU/e)

Tom de Greef (member of the FMS faculty and assistant professor at the ICMS , TU/e) has been awarded a Starting Grant of 1.8 million euros by the European Research Council (ERC). De Greef’s work concentrates on synthetic biology, a field in which he is working on a method for the quicker reprogramming of cells. For […]

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