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Chemistry Travel Award 2022

Conference or Lab visit !

Many conferences have been cancelled, postponed or switched to online events. The board of the PF Chemistry and the Swiss Chemical Society discussed and offer two options also in 2022: classic conference visit or visit of a foreign lab for research.

Congratulations to the winner fo the Chemistry Travel Awards 2022!

International Conferences

Esra AHUNBAY, UZH, adv. Prof. Dr. Roland Sigel
Conference: RNA: Structure meets function
Contribution: Watching the self-splicing of a wild-type group II intron with single-molecule resolution

Arik BECK, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Jeroen van Bokhoven
Conference: 55th German Catalysis Meeting
Contribution: Following the structure of copper-zinc-alumina across the pressure gap in carbon dioxide hydrogenation

Alina BEGLEY, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Renato Zenobi
Conference: GRC Plasma Processing Science - Plasmas and Their Interactions with Matter Contribution: Characterizing Proteins Treated by a Low-Temperature Plasma Jet using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Mariia BELIAEVA, UniBa, adv. Prof. Dr.Florian Seebeck
Conference: FEBS The Biochemistry Global Summit
Contribution: Enzymatic Landscape of Ergothioneine Degradation

Stefania BERTELLA, EPFL, adv. Prof. Dr. Jeremy Luterbacher
Conference: Realizing Lignin's Potential in Biorefining by Bridging Plant Biology, Chemistry and Engineering
Contribution: Unlocking the potential of lignin in material applications through its simultaneous isolation and multi-functionalization.

Manuel Luca BESMER, UZH, adv. Prof. Dr. Roger Alberto
Conference: 11th International Symposium on Technetium and Rhenium - Science and Utilization
Contribution: 99Tc-PNP Pincer Complexes interacting with Small Molecules

Tobias BÜRGIN, UniBas, adv. Prof. Dr. Oliver Wenger
Conference: PhotoIUPAC 2022
Contribution: A CrIII Complex in Photoredox Catalysis

Filippo BUTTIGNOL, PSI, adv. Prof. Dr. Oliver Kroecher
Conference: The 27th North American Catalysis Society Meeting
Contribution: The NO-N2O-SCR reaction: a catalytic and spectroscopic investigation

Priscila CAVASSIN, UniBe, adv. Prof. Dr. Natalie Banerji
Conference: Gordon Research Conference - Electronic Processes in Organic Materials
Contribution: Electrochemical doping mechanisms in the disordered and ordered phase of P3HT

Roberto CESTARO, Empa, adv. Prof. Dr. Patrik Schmutz
Conference: EUROCORR 2022
Contribution: Manganese Oxides film synthesis and Photocorrosion Mechanisms characterization

Eloïse COLSON, UniBe, adv. Prof. Dr. Philippe Renaud
Conference: XXVII EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry
Contribution: Expanding the Medicinal Chemistry Synthetic Toolbox with a Radical [3+3]-Annulation towards Tropane and Related Alkaloid Skeletons

Elliott DENTON, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Bill Morandi
Conference: Gordon Research Conference Stereochemistry 2022
Contribution: Catalytic Carbochlorocarbonylation of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons via C–COCl Bond Cleavage

Patrick Walter FRITZ, UniFr, adv. Prof. Dr. Ali Coskun
Conference: International Symposium on Porous Organic Polymers
Contribution: Tetraoxa[8]circulenes - Exciting Building Blocks for Porous Organic Polymers and Metal-Organic Frameworks

Valentina GASSER, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Bill Morandi
Conference: 22nd Tetrahedron Symposium Catalysis for a Sustainable World
Contribution: Synthesis of N-Alkyl Anilines from Arenes via Iron-Promoted Aromatic C–H Amination

Silvana GEISSHÜSLER, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Jean-Christophe Leroux
Conference: GPEN
Contribution: Amphiphilic Cyclodextrin Nanoparticles delivered by Microneedles

Felix GLASER, UniBas, adv. Prof. Dr. Oliver Wenger
Conference: Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions, Gordon Research Conference
Contribution: Red Light Driven Dual Photoredox Catalysis

Vladimir GORBACHEV, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Peter Chen
Conference: International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Contribution: Can London dispertion override cation-π interactions?

Shu-Min GUO, UniBas, adv. Prof. Dr. Olivier Baudoin
Conference: Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium
Contribution: A C–H activation-based enantioselective synthesis of lower carbo[n]helicenes (n = 4-6)

Melanie GUT, UZH, adv. Prof. Dr. Jason Holland
Conference: International Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (ISRS)
Contribution: Molecular imaging of PSA using DARPin scaffolds

Cedric HERVIEU, UZH, adv. Prof. Dr. Cristina Nevado
Conference: 17th Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium
Contribution: Asymmetric, visible light-mediated radical sulfinyl-Smiles rearrangement to access all-carbon quaternary stereocentres

Kuang-Jung HSU, EPFL, adv. Prof. Dr. Kumar Varoon Agrawal
Conference:Gordon Research Conference on Membranes
Contribution: N-functionalized Single-Layer Graphene for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture

Kevin Maik JABLONKA, adv. EPFL, Prof. Dr. Berend Smit
Conference: MOF 2022
Contribution: Navigating through digital reticular chemistry

Nadir JORI, EPFL, adv. Prof. Dr. Marinella Mazzanti
Conference: 2022 Inorganic Chemistry Conference GRC
Contribution: Cation assisted binding and cleavage of dinitrogen by uranium complexes

Takehiro KATO, UniGe, adv. Prof. Dr. Stefan Matile
Conference: 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress
Contribution: Cyclic Thiosulfonates for Thiol-Mediated Uptake: Cascade Exchangers, Transporters, Inhibitors.

Derek KIEBALA, AMI, UniFr, adv. Prof. Dr. Christoph Weder
Conference: ACS Fall Meeting 2022
Contribution: A self-reporting supramolecular cross-linker for dynamic polymer materials

Annelies LANDUYT, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Christoph Müller
Conference: ACS Fall meeting 2022
Contribution: Insights on the carbonation mechanism of alkali metal nitrate promoted MgO by oxygen isotope labeling experiments

Lukas LÄTSCH, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Christophe Copéret
Conference: ADHOC2022 Conference
Contribution: Formation and Stability of m2-Peroxo on Titanosilicates and TiO2: Implications for the Selectivity of Zeotype Catalysts

Juraj MALINČÍK, UniBe, adv. Prof. Dr. Tomáš Šolomek
Conference: 19th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds
Contribution: Synthesis and properties of helicene carbon nanohoops: Circularly-polarized fluorophores with Möbius topology

Franziska MARX, AMI, UniFr, adv. Prof. Dr. Christoph Weder
Conference: ACS Fall meeting 2022
Contribution: Exploring new building blocks for healable metallosupramolecular polymers

Takeru MIYAKOSHI, UniBas, adv. Prof. Dr. Olivier Baudoin
Conference: 17th Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium
Contribution: Remote Construction of N-Heterocycles via 1,4-Palladium Shift-Mediated Double C-H Activation

Kostas PARKATZIDIS, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Athina Anastasaki
Conference: European Polymer Congress
Contribution: Transformer-Induced Metamorphosis of Polymeric Nanoparticle Shape at Room Temperature

Patrick PFAFF, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Erick Carreira
Conference: ACS Fall Meeting 2022
Contribution: Novel Azoacetylene Chemistry for the Synthesis of Photoswitchable Conjugates

Jonathan PFEUFFER-ROOSCHÜZ, UniBas, adv. Prof. Dr. Konrad Tiefenbacher
Conference: International Symposium of Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC)
Contribution: Xanthene[n]arenes: Exceptionally Large, Bowl-shaped Macrocycles Suitable for Self-Assembly

Karoline REHM, UZH, adv. Prof. Dr. Laurent Bigler
Conference: International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2022 (IMSC 2022)
Contribution: A Comprehensive Method to Elucidate Pyoverdines Produced by Fluorescent Pseudomonas ssp. by UHPLC-HR-MS/MS

Riccardo RIZZO, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Marcy Zenobi-Wong
Conference: Additive Manufacturing of Soft Materials Gordon Research Conference
Contribution: Development of Novel Photoclick Bioresins: from Two-Photon Stereolithography to Volumetric Printing

Georgios TOUPALAS, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Bill Morandi
Conference: 22nd Tetrahedron Symposium
Contribution: Non-innocent electrophiles unlock exogenous base-free coupling reactions

Paul VARAVA, EPFL, adv. Prof. Dr. Kay Severin
Conference: 44th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry
Contribution: Discovery, Reactivity and Coordination Chemistry of Diazoolefins

Joseph WOODS, UZH, adv. Prof. Dr. Michel Rickhaus
Conference: The 19th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds
Contribution: Shape-Assisted Self-Assembly of Negatively Curved Aryl Frameworks

Suiying YE, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Jean-Christophe Leroux
Conference: ACS Fall 2022
Contribution: Full-color tunable polymers with high-contrast photochromic fluorescence via though-space charge transfer

Foreign Lab visit

Luis Fábregas IBAÑEZ, ETHZ, adv. Prof. Dr. Gunnar Jeschke
Lab to be visited: Stoll lab, University of Washington, Seattle. United States of America
Theme: Magnetic resonance

Jakob LANG, UZH, adv. Prof. Dr. Meredith Schuman
Lab to be visited: icipe Thomas Odhiambo Campus International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)- Mbita Point, Kenya
Theme: Mass spectrometry

Maxime PONCET, UniGe, adv. Prof. Dr. Claude Piguet
Lab to be visited: Coordination Chemistry Group, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Theme: Chromium

Lukas RIMLE, UniBe, adv. Prof. Dr. Christoph von Ballmoos
Lab to be visited: Meier Lab, Imperial college London, London, England, United Kingdom
Theme: Medicinal Chemistry

Dietger VAN DEN EYNDEN, UniBas, adv. Prof. Dr. Jonathan De Roo
Lab to be visited: NanoChemistry, Instituto Italiano di Technologia, Genova, Italy
Theme: oxo-clusters

Maximilian WRANIK, PSI, adv. Prof. Dr. Jörg Standfuss
Lab to be visited: BioMAX beamline, MX group, MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Theme: drug/protein interactions