Our focus

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.

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.


Reedijk Symposium 2015 - guest lecturers: Prof. Bas de Bruin & Prof. Dame Carol Robinson (updated with photos)

On Friday October 30th 2015 the sixth annual Jan Reedijk LIC Symposium will be held. The main lectures of the day will be "Catalytic Radical-Type Transformations; Catalytic Reactivity of Carbene and Nitrene Radicals" by invited speaker Prof. Bas de Bruin (UvA), and "Structural biology in the gas phase – the first 25 years" by Prof. Dame Carol Robinson (Oxford University).

Obituary – Christiaan van Gorkum

Op vrijdag 30 oktober 2015 is door een noodlottig ongeval de oud-Life Science and Technology (LST) student Christiaan van Gorkum overleden. Zijn passie kajakken heeft hem plotseling en veel te jong uit ons midden gerukt. Hij is slechts achtentwintig jaar oud geworden.

Best poster prize at Reedijk Symposium for Willem Noteborn

Willem's poster was awarded 'best poster prize' at the Reedijk Symposium, last Friday. Congratulations to all authors!

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.

Perspective on CO2 reduction on cover of JPCL

A perspective article on the mechanism of the electroreduction of carbon dioxide by Kortlever, Shen, Schouten, Calle-Vallejo and Koper has appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. The paper also features on the cover of the issue.

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