Researchers at the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) prepare synthetic materials based on biological models such as addressable nanocontainers or materials that switch their function in response to an external trigger. Besides these fundamental investigations, the high-precision tools required to make and analyze these nanomaterials are developed at the SoN.
Join us at the annual MNF open day on October 19th. Professor Fuchs, the founder of CeNTech, will give a keynote on nanotechnology in Münster, Professor Gatsogiannis will cover new Cryo-EM technololgies in his talk, "Bridging biological scales, from atoms to cells," and Professor Salinga will discuss "Phase change materials for future computing hardware." During the day there will be facility tours, hands-on workshops, and the opportunity to learn more about our interdisciplinary research in physics, chemistry and bio-medical sciences during a poster session. MNF Day registration
Eda Samiloglu Tengirsek, a student in Gatsogiannis' laboratory, has been awarded a prestigious Ph.D. fellowship in Structural Biology by the German National Academic Foundation. The foundation supports particularly gifted doctoral candidates with exceptional academic or artistic talents and personal qualities that can be expected to make an outstanding contribution to society as a whole.
The team of researchers headed by Gatsogiannis has now shown, for the first time and in atomic detail, how the peroxisomal AAA-ATPase processes other enzymes in order to keep the detox units functioning properly. University news
Christian Schröder was awarded the Federation of European Zeolite Associations (FEZA) Ph.D. prize for his work on the structural surface properties of zeolites. He developed a simple model to predict hydrogen bonds of Brønsted acid sites, which can now be clearly identified, among other protic species, with solid-state NMR spectroscopy. This is a significant contribution for understanding the acid properties of these important catalysts. FEZA website
Join us at our upcoming MNF Molecular Printer Workshop, on July 27th from 9 am-3 pm in the SoN. During the workshop, n.able GmbH will give a general introduction to the machine, discuss potential applications and conduct in-person, hands-on training. We encourage you to bring along your own chip substrates and molecules for test printing. Registration
The Universities of Münster and Twente again awarded Collaboration Grants, with four teams convincing the jury with their concepts. Two projects each received 80,000 euros, which are financed fifty-fifty by the University of Münster and the University of Twente for a duration of twelve months. WWU news
A team of researchers led by Prof. Bart Jan Ravoo from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Münster, and by Prof. Timo Betz from the Third Institute of Physics – Biophysics at the University of Göttingen, are now the first to describe how living cells can have their shape reversed through targeting the cell membrane by means of light. WWU news
Renowned scientists will present their latest developments in the field of adaptive and intelligent matter. Please join us for discussions on the latest developments in the field, poster presentations, the MüSIM young researcher award 2023, networking, and much more! MüSIM23