This conference has been deferred to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
Encoding sophisticated functions in supramolecular and/or self-assembled systems relies on multiple nanoscopic objects working together in space and time; this can give rise to collective effects at the macroscopic level. Recent breakthrough research has provided the underpinnings for increasingly complex functionalities in dynamic and, ultimately, life-like materials. Nevertheless, continued efforts are required, to better understand how the formation of hierarchical structures can be controlled across increasing length scales, how supramolecular systems and higher-order entities can be encoded to form when and where needed, and how they can exhibit continuous motion.
Life is the ultimate example of self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry; thus, synthetic chemists can take inspiration from the complex chemical phenomena found in biological systems, where, for example, biomolecular machines promote the emergence of function at higher levels of organization. Furthermore, self-assembly at higher levels of organization can be used for the dynamic control of chirality.
The field of self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry is both timely and highly interdisciplinary, and this conference will reflect the diversity of approaches developed so far. Furthermore, and in line with previous conferences in this series, we wish to foster a collegial, cross-disciplinary, and dynamic environment for presenting and discussing the most recent research results, establishing contacts, and for exchanging ideas. As part of this effort, we will endeavor to give voice to exceptionally talented young and mid-career investigators, and to host experienced and visionary scientists as the plenary lecturers and discussion leaders. Last but not least, we will include lively poster sessions featuring a diverse range of topics in the field of self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry.