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Keynote Speakers

Please find below a complete list of the keynote speakers with titles of talks and biographies.

 



Building biomimetic structures with DNA nanotechnology
Chenxiang Lin, Yale University, USA

Chenxiang Lin is an Associate Professor of Cell Biology and has been a member of Yale faculty since 2012. Before joining Yale, he studied chemistry at Peking University, completed his Ph.D. thesis on DNA nanotechnology at Arizona State University, and received postdoctoral training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. His current research program focuses on developing DNA-nanostructure-based molecular tools for biological studies, aiming at understanding nature’s engineering principles of biomolecular machineries and creating artificial systems with similar complexity.

 


   
 

Molecular Motors for Responsive Materials
Ben Feringa, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Ben L. Feringa obtained his PhD degree at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands under the guidance of Professor Hans Wynberg. After working as a research scientist at Shell in the Netherlands and the UK, he was appointed lecturer and in 1988 full professor at the University of Groningen and named the Jacobus H. van 't Hoff Distinguished Professor of Molecular Sciences in 2004. He was elected Foreign Honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. In 2008 he was appointed Academy Professor and he was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands. Feringa’s research has been recognized with numerous awards including the Körber European Science Award (2003), the Spinoza Award (2004), the Prelog gold medal (2005), the Norrish Award of the ACS (2007), the Paracelsus medal (2008), the Chirality medal (2009), the RSC Organic Stereochemistry Award (2011), the Humboldt award (2012), the Nagoya gold medal (2013), the ACS Cope Scholar Award (2015), the Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize (2015), the August-Wilhelm-von-Hoffman Medal (2016), The 2016 Nobel prize in Chemistry, the Tetrahedron Prize (2017) and the European Chemistry Gold Medal (2018). In 2019 he was elected as a member of the European Research Council. 

Feringa’s research interest includes stereochemistry, organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, molecular switches and motors, self-assembly, molecular nanosystems and photopharmacology.


Documents

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Key dates

Abstract submission deadline (Extended):

15 February 2021

Registration deadline:

02 April 2021