FMS Research Center

Supramolecular Chemistry Course for PhD students 2015


The Supramolecular Chemistry course is designed for PhD students working in the field of supramolecular chemistry in The Netherlands. This course was initiated 20 years ago for a first time with the objective to train PhD students in the theory, analytical techniques, and practice of supramolecular chemistry. It consists of 3 sessions of 2 days that take place in three different universities. This year venues are: Radboud University, Eindhoven University of Technology, and University of Groningen. The number of participants is limited to 70, please register below if you are interested in attending the course.

Dates, venues and confirmed lecturers

  • 30 April – 1 May in Radboud University Nijmegen

Topics: Host-guest interactions, Self-assembled materials
Lecturers: Prof. Alan Rowan, Dr. Rienk Eelkema, Prof. Luc Brunsveld, Dr. Daniela Wilson, Dr. Hans Elemans, Prof. Roeland Nolte

  • 28 – 29 May in Eindhoven University of Technology

Topic: Bio-supramolecular chemistry 
Prof. Rint Sijbesma, Prof. Bert Meijer, Prof. Pascal Jonkheijm, Prof. Jurriaan HuskensProf. Jeroen CornelissenDr. Patricia Dankers, Dr. Tom de Greef

  • 24 – 25 June in University of Groningen

Topics: Systems chemistry, Catalysis
 Prof. Ben Feringa, Prof. Joost Reek, Prof. Sijbren Otto, Prof. Gerard Roelfes, Prof. Wesley BrowneDr. Marc StuartDr. Anna Hirsch.


Download the final programs for each session here:


Please follow the link below to register. Registration deadline: 15 April 2015.

Travel and accommodation

Travelling and accommodation should be arranged by the participants themselves. Please find below accommodation and travel information for the three venues.

Radboud University 

     Huygens building
     Heyendaalseweg 135
     6525 AJ Nijmegen
     For more information check here.

Accommodation tips: Apollo Hotel, Hotel Courage Waalkade, Belvoir Hotel Nijmegen

 Eindhoven University of Technology

    Internal address: Groene Loper 7 (Ceres Building), Eindhoven
     (If you go by car, use the following address on the navigation system: De Zaale, 5612 AJ Eindhoven)
     For more information check here.

Accommodation tips: Crown Inn, Hotel Benno

University of Groningen

     Zernike Complex
     Nijenborgh 4
     9747 AG Groningen
     For more information check here.

Accommodation tips: University hotel, NH hotel GroningenSimplon Jongerenhotel (hostel)


Local organizers:
Prof. Rint Sijbesma (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Dr. Hans Elemans (Radboud University)
Dr. Anna Hirsch (University of Groningen)

Dr. Marta Comellas-Aragonès (project manager FMS Research Center)

Financial support:
FMS Research Center (Gravitation program)