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“Hypercinth” challenge proclaimed + HYP*MOL-LinkedIn launch

At the HYP*MOL status meeting between 25 and 27 March, so-called “hypercinths” were distributed to TRR members. Challenge: whose hypercinth is the most beautiful after one year will be honoured. Not so easy, as the life cycle of the hypercintus is very similar to that of the hyacinth.

HYP*MOL is now also available on LinkedIn! Follow us via this link!

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Thomas Wiegand elected GDCh chairman of the Aachen Local Section

HYP*MOL project leader Thomas Wiegand (project A2) has been elected Chairman of the Aachen Local Section of the German Chemica Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, GDCh). The election was held on January 9. We congratulate our expert for Magnetic Resonance of Complex Materials and Catalysts on this good news.

The GDCh comprises a total of 60 local sections throughout Germany. HYP*MOL member Michael Sommer (project B5), for example, is Chairman in Chemnitz.

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Kirill Monakhov on revolutionary hybrid semiconductors in the current “Bunsen-Magazin”

Our project leader Kirill Monakhov is featured in the January issue of the Bunsen Magazine, published by the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, and reports on exciting approaches for the synthesis of high-tech semiconductors based on polyoxometalates (POMs). Exciting techniques such as STM-machined graffiti are used here in a fascinating way. You are welcome to read the article under the following link.

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HYP*MOL kick-off meeting from 29 November to 2 December 2023 in Chemnitz

The first HYP*MOL meeting also served as a kick-off and was initially heralded with a ceremony in Chemnitz. The multi-day event was then used for project presentations, elections of the Managing Board and new members as well as for courses on awareness, good scientific practice and further topics. The project leaders, doctoral students, postdocs and other associated contributors got to know each other in detail in the lecture building and physics building at Chemnitz University of Technology. The consortium is looking forward to the coming years of fruitful collaboration.

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Our project leader Kirill Monakhov among IYCN mentors at the “Class of 2023”

Kirill Monakhov, HYP*MOL scientist in project A5, is among the mentors of the Class of 2023 of the International Younger Chemist Network “IYCN”. The Leipzig chemist from the Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM) is thus part of a group of 17 scientists from all over the world that “aims to connect chemists from all over the world and to support and prepare current PhD students in the chemical sciences to make informed career decisions.”

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Leipzig Pre-Doc Awards for two HYP*MOL project leaders

The PreDoc Award at Leipzig University is a funding programme for young scientists in the pre-doctoral phase and post-docs for the supervision of prospective doctoral students. The two HYP*MOL project leaders Christina Lamers (Z2) and Georg Künze (A2 & B2), both from the Faculty of Medicine (Institute for Drug Discovery), are part of this year’s cohort of the Leipzig University PreDoc Award. Lamers is represented twice, since the PreDoc concepts of its two prospective doctoral students Tom Götze (Peptide dendrimers as innovative drug delivery systems) and Maximilian Hoffmann (Development of advanced complement inhibitors: A computational-experimental approach for the design of cyclic peptides to inhibit C5) have been accepted. On the other hand, Georg Künze’s prospective doctoral student Norbert Gräfe (Development of improved enzymes for PET degradation with the help of artificial intelligence) receives the aforementioned support.

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HYP*MOL has started!

The Collaborative Research Center Hyperpolarization in Molecular Systems started on October 1, 2023 and will run in the 1st funding period until June 30, 2027. The first doctoral students have already started their research. 13 scientific projects will bring extensive knowledge in the fields of magnetic resonance, spintronics and spin chemistry, supported by 4 central projects. A sophisticated network structure brings excellent synergy effects and already now the next ideas for the following projects.

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HYP*MOL spokesperson Georgeta Salvan on Saxon delegation trip to Japan

The deputy spokesperson of TRR-386 HYP*MOL, Georgeta Salvan, was one of around 25 people who went on a delegation trip to Japan from 12 to 15 September 2023. With the Saxon State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, Martin Dulig, as the head of the group, the representatives from research, business and politics toured several Japanese innovation locations, including Tohoku University in Sendai. Salvan exchanged views on semiconductor research with their Japanese counterparts and presented new findings on spintronics. The complete report can be read under this link.

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HYP*MOL member Tanja Gulder receives the Publication Award Fluorine Chemistry

On 5 September 2023, organic chemist and HYP*MOL member Prof. Tanja Gulder received the Fluorine Chemistry Publication Award at the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry (WiFo) in Leipzig. The prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of fluorine chemistry has been awarded every 2 years since 2011 by the Fluorine Chemistry Working Group of the German Chemical Society.

The original communication can be read at this link.

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International Research Award for HYP*MOL member Christina Lamers

Christina Lamers, Junior Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Faculty of Medicine (Leipzig University) and project leader of the HYP*MOL peptide factory, has been awarded the international “Svar Complement Excellence Award” worth 20,000 euros. The scientist from the Institute for Drug Discovery received the prize for her research in the field of the complement system. The complement system is a part of the immune system that contributes to the elimination of cellular antigens, for example bacteria. Her work focuses on the structure-activity relationship of complement inhibitors, i.e. substances that inhibit the activity of individual components of the complement system.

Please feel welcome to read the official announcement at this link.