Ben Feringa awarded the First European Chemistry Gold Medal

The very first European Chemistry Gold Medal has been awarded to Prof. Ben Feringa (RUG) for exceptional achievements in the field of chemistry in Europe. The Gold Medal will be presented during the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Liverpool 26-30 August 2018, where he will also give a plenary lecture. More information can be found here. […]

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Syuzanna Harutyunyan receives VICI Award

Prof. Syuzanna Harutyunyan (RUG) received a VICI award worth 1.5 MEuro for her research on the use of Lewis acids to enable new chemical reactions. Lewis acids can be used to either make unreactive molecules chemically active, or conversely to selectively block reactive groups and direct the outcome of reactions. Combining this concept with copper […]

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Peter Korevaar and Evan Spruijt both receive an NWO START-UP Grant

Dr. Peter Korevaar and dr. Evan Spruijt (both RU) received both an NWO START-UP Grant. START-UP is intended for recently appointed professors, associate professors, and assistant professors in physics and chemistry. Peter Korevaar received the Grant for his research on chemical communication in life-like materials. Evan Spruijt received the Grant for his work on the formation […]

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FMS researchers publish in Nature Communications

Prof. Bert Meijer and prof. Maarten Merkx (TU/e and ICMS) and coworkers published an article in Nature Communications, where they demonstrate the ability to control protein activity by dynamic recruitment on supramolecular polymer platforms. This work demonstrates the strength of synthetic supramolecular polymers as an ideal protein recruitment platform and shows that the assembly of […]

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Wilhelm Huck and coworkers publish in Nature Communications

Professor Wilhelm Huck and coworkers (RU) recently published their work in Nature Communications. They present a method to control both the cell volume and shape of individual mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) within 3D microniches in a multitude of different geometries. These 3D microniches enable fundamental studies on the impact of biophysical cues on cell fate. […]

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Linstead Career Award in Phthalocyanine Chemistry for Prof. Nolte

Professor Roeland Nolte (RU) was awarded the ‘Linstead Career Award in Phthalocyanine Chemistry’ by the Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines. The award is given every two year to highly distinguished scientists, for their quality and trajectory throughout their research life. Professor Nolte will receive the award during the International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP) to be held […]

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Syuzi Harutyunyan receives ERC consolidator grant

Syuzanna Harutyunyan (RUG) has received a European Research Council (ERC) consolidator award of € 2 million for Lewis acid promoted copper catalysis to functionalize and dearomatize arenes. Professor Harutyunyan currently concentrates her research on the development of new and more efficient chemical processes that can be used in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical or agrochemical industries. […]

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Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart receives The Netherlands Award for Supramolecular Chemistry

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 […]

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