Prof. Maxim Pchenitchnikov
Dr. Thomas Jansen
of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (
) have been awarded an ENW-KLEIN grant worth EUR 700,000. The grant is for their project ‘Self-assembly pathways of an artificial light-harvesting complex’. The aim of the project is to study how thousands and thousands of molecules organize themselves into highly-ordered functional structures without external guidance. The key to elucidating self-assembly intermediate stages and their kinetics is to confront the spectroscopic data with those predicted by theoretical calculations.
The ENW-KLEIN grant offers researchers the opportunity to establish scientific innovations that can form the basis for the research themes of the future. In this round, sixteen applications have been awarded by the board of NWO.
The cross-disciplinary team receives the award for the development of ‘Comparative Lipidomics, a new strategy to study pathogenic bacteria that forms the basis for novel drug development, diagnostics and vaccines’.
He focused on the importance of habitat quality for nursery fish.
Winning a gold medal means that the team has performed exceptionally well with their project.