2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRS Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Molecular Switches in Biomedicine
Research focused on interdisciplinary research coupling synthetic molecular switches with medicinal chemistry.
Nadja Simeth (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Elena Longhi (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany) "Development of a Light Activated Chemotherapeutic for the Treatment of Solid Tumors"
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
4:10 pm - 4:25 pm
Hanie Yousefi (University of Toronto, Canada) "Biotemplated Quantum Dots for MRSA Detection in Healthcare Facilities' Common Surfaces"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Switchable, Reconfigurable Materials
Exploring the design and applications of materials with dynamic, switchable properties.
Yunyan Qiu (Northwestern University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Damien Sluysmans (University of Liège, Belgium) "Probing the Mechanochemical Properties and Force Performance of Individual MIMs by AFM"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Yoonseob Kim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) "Polyaniline Nanofiber Electrodes for Reversible Capture and Release of Mercury(II) from Water"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm
Danqing Liu (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) "Liquid Crystal Polymer Skins with Soft Robotic Functions "
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm
Liang Zhang (East China Normal University, China / University of Manchester, United Kingdom) "Directing Topological Outcomes via Subtle Modification of Building Blocks"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Molecular and Nanoscale Machines
Examining artificial nanoscale and molecular machines capable of motion and work at very small size scales.
Ellen Jamieson (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
9:00 am - 9:20 am
Melissa Dumartin (Northwestern University, USA) "Electrochemical Hysteresis in a Rotaxane-Based Molecular Zipper"
9:20 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 9:50 am
Victor Garcia-Lopez (Rice University, USA) "Light-Activated Resorcinarene Cavitands: Toward Remote Activation of Molecular Grippers"
9:50 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:20 am
Cosima Staehler (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) "Self-Assembly of Molecular Motors on Surfaces via Bisurea Tapes "
10:20 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Gadiel Saper (Columbia University, USA) "Kinesin-Propelled Microtubules Exhibit Collective Motion and Extended Life-Time Under Confinement"
10:50 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bioinspired Molecular Switches
Discussion centered around molecular and macromolecular switches and motors that draw inspiration from biological moleculars and macromolecules.
Harrison Root (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Michael O'Hagan (University of Bristol, United Kingdom) "A Photoresponsive Stiff-Stilbene Ligand Fuels the Reversible Conformational Switching of G-Quadruplex DNA"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Isamar Ortiz (Radboud University, The Netherlands) "Enzymatically-Powered Supramolecular Machines: Fundamentals and Applications "
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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