Two NJC poster prizes were awarded during the 6th International Symposium “Supramolecular Systems in Chemistry and Biology”, which was held in Strasbourg from 5 to 8 September 2012.
Mr Sergey Tkachenko won for his poster entitled “Photoactive complexes on the basis of Crown-containing G styrylbenzothiazole and host molecules: components self-assembly and breakage”, presenting his diploma work at the Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) in the group of Prof. Olga Fedorova. Sergey recently started his PhD at the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (Moscow) under the supervision of Prof. Leonid Kovalenko. His main research interests focus on supramolecular chemistry of host-guest complexes and photochemistry, and his non-scientific interests include classical music and literature as well as the art of decadence and modern art.
The award-winning poster of Dr Benjamin Gruber was entitled “Functionalized Synthetic Vesicles for Sensing & Catalysis”. Benjamin just finished his PhD at the University of Regensburg (Germany) in the group of Prof. Burkhard König and he will apply for a job in industry within a few months (Notice to potential employers!). Outside of the lab, Benjamin’s favorite activities are practising sports (running, swimming, volleyball), going out with friends, and cooking.
NJC wishes to congratulate the two laureates who received a one-year subscription to the journal and a RSC book. Our thanks go to the organizers of the conference for their help in organizing these awards, and our deep gratitude to all of the senior scientists who served on the jury to select the two winners.