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The art of building small: Molecular switches and motors

Ben Feringa

Wednesday 6 September 2017, 6.30PM

Speaker(s): Professor Ben Feringa, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Yarbrugh Lecture

Nobel Prize winning chemist, Professor Ben Feringa will uncover the research of his multinational team of chemists, physicists and biologists on molecular switches and motors and the endless possibilities of building new molecules. Will the surgeons of the future be micro robots? Could paint scratches repair themselves? Professor Feringa invites us to imagine the unimaginable…

Feringa's research has been recognized with a number of awards including the Koerber 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), Humboldt Award (2012), the Grand Prix Scientifique Cino del Duca (French Academy 2012), the Marie Curie medal (2013) and the Nagoya Gold Medal (2013). His research interests include stereochemistry, organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, optopharma, molecular switches and motors, self-assembly and molecular nanosystems.

Location: Ron Cooke Hub auditorium, Campus East

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

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