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Prof. Dr. Ben L. Feringa

Prof. Dr. Ben L. Feringa
Photo: Jeroen van Kooten

Prof. Christian Thomsen, Prof. Roderich Süssmuth, Prof. Johannes F. Teichert, Prof. Ben L. Feringa

Prof. Christian Thomsen, Prof. Roderich Süssmuth, Prof. Johannes F. Teichert, Prof. Ben L. Feringa
Photo: Felix Noak, (c) TU Berlin, Pressestelle

Prof. Ben L. Feringa

Prof. Ben L. Feringa
Photo: Felix Noak, (c) TU Berlin, Pressestelle

Photo: Felix Noak, (c) TU Berlin, Pressestelle

Ben L. Feringa

The Art of Building Small - from molecular switches to motors

Ben L. Feringa

The Art of Building Small - from molecular switches to motors

Date:

November 09, 2018, 4–7 p.m.

Venue:

Technical University of Berlin
Lecture Hall C130 (old chemistry building)
Straße des 17. Juni 115
10623 Berlin

The lecture will be held in English.


Ben L. Feringa’s research at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry is focused on synthetic and physical organic chemistry. Inspired by Nature’s principles, the goal is to exploit the full potential of synthetic chemistry to create new structures and functions.

A major part of the research is directed towards dynamic molecular systems. The focus is on molecular nanoscience, novel responsive materials and photo-pharma exploring biohybrid systems, self-assembly, molecular switches and motors. A second part of the program deals with the development (and application in chemical biology) of novel stereoselective synthesis methods and asymmetric catalysis. Chirality is a leading theme and over the years a unique and broad expertise in fundamental aspects of stereochemistry has been acquired including chiroptical phenomena, chiral amplification and origin of chirality.

The Schering Stiftung supports the Bohlmann Lecture in order to strengthen the international networking of scientists and to make renowned experts visible as role models for young scientists. Moreover, the lecture makes it possible for a broader public to learn about the latest scientific findings.

The lecture will be followed by the award ceremony of the Schering Prize 2017. The 5,000-euro prize is given for outstanding dissertations in chemistry and is also funded by the Schering Stiftung. This year’s prize winner is Dr. Dominik Schumacher.

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Side events 

Award ceremony

November 09, 2018, 4–7 p.m.
Schering Prize 2017

Technical University of Berlin
Lecture Hall C 130 (Old Chemistry Building)
Straße des 17. Juni 115 | 10623 Berlin

Schering Prize 2017 

Prize winner

Dominic Schumacher has developed two technologies that can help to significantly improve the understanding and treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer.

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Speaker 

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 at the Shell Biosciences Centre in 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 Honory member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is member and vice-president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. In 2008 he was appointed Academy Professor. In 2016, Ben L. Feringa received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage (France) and Sir James Fraser Stoddart (UK) for their exceptional work on the development of molecular machines.

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This Project is realized in cooperation with the following partners:

TU Berlin

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