FMS Research Center

Vidi grant for Dr. Daniela Wilson (IMM, Radboud University)

We congratulate Dr. Daniela Wilson by being awarded with a Vidi grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). This grant, part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme, allows researchers who have gained several years of research experience after their PhD to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to appoint one or more […]

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TU/e appoints prof. Jan van Hest as head of new research group

TU/e has appointed FMS prof.dr.ir. Jan van Hest (1968) as professor and head of the new Bio-organic chemistry research group. This creates a combined chair across two departments of the university: Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. Van Hest joins TU/e from Radboud University, Nijmegen. His appointment and new role mean an intensification of […]

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Science publication for prof. Syuzanna Harutyunyan (RUG)

Last week, FMS professor at the University of Groningen Prof. Syuzanna Harutyunyan and colleagues had their research published in Science magazine. Congratulations! For more information and highlights in the media check the links below: Group website Link to article on Science website News item at the University of Groningen News item on C2W site (in Dutch) Article in Kennislink […]

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PNAS publication for Ilja Voets and collaborators

Last week Dutch, American and Canadian researchers presented a major step in understanding antifreeze proteins, the proteins that hinder the growth of ice crystals. Artificial forms of these proteins are interesting for a whole range of applications – from de-icing spray and road salt to improved preservation of frozen food and organs. The team, led by […]

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PNAS publication for Prof. Luc Brunsveld, Dr. Christian Ottmann and collaborators

Dr. Christian Ottmann, Prof. Luc Brunsveld, and coworkers from the Eindhoven University of Technology, in collaboration with researchers from McGill University in Montreal (Canada) have taken an important step towards developing a drug against cystic fibrosis. In people suffering from this illness the CFTR protein is not located in the right place in mucus-producing cells: it remains […]

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Ben Feringa awarded August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann-Denkmünze

The German Chemical Society ( The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker – GDCh ) has awarded the FMS Prof. Ben Feringa ( Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, RUG ) with the August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann-Denkmünze in recognition of his ground-breaking research on dynamic molecular systems, catalysis and stereochemistry. Feringa will receive the award at the 6th European Chemistry Congress in Sevilla, Spain on September […]

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Anna Hirsch is awarded a LIFT-project grant for 285000 Euro

The NWO Innovation Fund Chemistry has awarded eight LIFT projects between university researchers and companies. NWO Chemical Sciences contributes a total of 1.5 million euros to the various projects and businesses match 0.5 million euros. LIFT is a new public-private partnership form that was introduced in 2015. A LIFT project involves at least one company […]

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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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