Agenda

9:00: other
Location: computers in all rooms and labs
data + workplace migration MCBIM computers
other

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13:30: colloquium
Location: Havinga lecture room
Prof.dr. Douglas Grotjahn
colloquium

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9:00: work discussion
Location: C7
Nick, Feng, and Michael
work discussion

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16:30: group event
Location: Main Entrance Hall
Meet the Mentor event
group event

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9:00: work discussion
Location: C7
Lies and Sylvestre
work discussion

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News & announcements

EchoStip grant for Dennis Hetterscheid
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Dennis Hetterscheid has received an EchoStip grant from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO) for one PhD student

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Ruthenium, light, and MCBIM in Angewandte Chemie !!!
Upconverting liposomes

 

Liposomes were prepared that are able to activate with red light metal-based anticancer compounds usually requiring blue light for activation. This work was published in the December 11th, 2013 issue of Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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ERC Starting Grant to fight cancer with chemotherapy and light
Bonnet’s molecules have to be irradiated with light in order to become toxic

Leiden University chemist Sylvestre Bonnet is working on a method to fight cancer by combining new anticancer molecules and light irradiation of tumour cells.

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MCBIM invests in safety!
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Chemists often need dry organic solvents to perform top chemistry research. However, extensive drying of solvent is difficult. It is traditionally performed via continuous distillation of the solvents in presence of drying chemicals such as sodium metal or calcium hydride.

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