Our focus

Twenty years from now, the world population is estimated to be around 8.3 billion people (now 7.3 billion). In combination with the improvements in living standards and the corresponding growth in consumption, this will result in an enormous increase in the demand for food, consumables, water and energy. Technological and fundamental chemical solutions to meet these demands are needed.

Chemical biology research at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry is aimed at understanding biological processes at the molecular level to strengthen the knowledge base of human health and disease. The approach to achieve this goal is a fundamental chemical one; with the aid of chemical probes biological systems are interrogated.


Two NWO ECHO grants for Leiden Chemistry

Two excellent young chemists, Jeroen Codée and Sander van Kasteren, have received an ECHO grant for €260,000 from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This funding will allow them to begin their research projects.

In memoriam: Mark van Eikenhorst

Op maandag 18 januari 2016 is de Life Science and Technology (LST) bachelorstudent Mark van Eikenhorst na een noodlottig ziektebeeld overleden. Mark is veel te jong uit ons midden gegaan. Hij is slechts drieëntwintig jaar oud geworden.

FOM subsidie voor inzoomen op fotosynthese

Anjali Pandit (Leids Instituut voor Chemisch Onderzoek) heeft een FOM-projectruimte onderzoeksbeurs toegekend gekregen voor haar voorstel ‘Tuning into the photosynthetic membrane with atomistic precision’.

Water at stepped platinum surface on the cover of PCCP

A paper by Manuel Kolb on the adsorption of water on the stepped Pt(533) surface features on the cover of PCCP:


Mechanism of oxygen evolution on nickel oxyhydroxide electrodes in JACS and Chemical Science

Two papers from the spectro-electrochemical work of Oscar Diaz-Morales on the mechanism of the oxygen evolution reaction on nickel oxyhydroxide electrodes, one in collaboration with the group of Wilson Smith at the TU Delft, have been published in JACS and Chemical Science.

Sylvestre Bonnet lid van de Young Academy of Europe

Chemicus dr. Sylvestre Bonnet is uitgenodigd om toe te treden tot de Young Academy of Europe. Het selectiecomité en het bestuur van de Young Academy steunen zijn lidmaatschap unaniem, zo staat in een brief aan Bonnet.

Freek Janssen wint KNCV Farmacochemie prijs voor beste presentatie

Freek Janssen kreeg tijdens de FIGON Dutch Medicine Days 2015 op 5 oktober in Ede de KNCV Farmacochemie prijs voor beste presentatie.

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