News from University of Amsterdam
KIEM grant for research into small cyclic peptides.
Professor Jan van Maarseveen of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (research group Synthetic Organic Chemistry) has recently been awarded a KIEM grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO for his research into small cyclic peptides. Read more
Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt is guest editor for ACS Catalysis
Journal highlights Dutch catalysis research
In September Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences serves as guest editor of the journal ACS Catalysis. Together with three colleague scientists from Delft, Eindhoven and Utrecht he compiled a Virtual Special Issue on Catalysis in The Netherlands for the ACS journal Catalysis. The issue features multiple contributions of HIMS researchers in the fields of catalysis and sustainable chemistry.
KNCV Van Marumpenning 2016 awarded to Jan van Maarseveen
The Royal Netherlands Chemical Society KNCV has awarded professor Jan van Maarseveen of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences its ‘Van Marumpenning’ in recognition of his contributions to the societal relevance and the public image of chemistry. He received the prize on 13 October at the KNCV event the ‘Avond van de chemie’ in Leiden.
Chemistry driven by the sun, for a sustainable future
European expert group presents whitepaper on Solar-Driven chemistry
A group of European chemists including Prof. Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam’s research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has recently published a whitepaper on Solar-Driven Chemistry. They show that it is possible, and even necessary for a sustainable future, to drive chemical reactions using solar energy.