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Biosupramolecules (th)at Work

Thu, July 25, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Where Scripps Research Institute, 10550 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037 (map)

Speaker: Dr. Stefan Matile, Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry; Advanced Investigator, ERC, University of Geneva

 Stefan Matile received both Diploma (1989) and PhD (1994) from the University of Zurich for research on the bioorganic chemistry of porphyrins under the direction of Wolf Woggon.  After a postdoc on the circular dichroism spectroscopy of porphyrins with Koji Nakanishi at Columbia University, New York (1994-1996), he joined the faculty of Georgetown University, Washington DC, as an Assistant Professor.  In 1999, he moved to the University of Geneva, where he is currently Full Professor in the Department of Organic Chemistry and the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Chemical Biology.  He is an ERC Advanced Investigator.

 Research Interests:  details 

At the interface of synthetic organic, biological and supramolecular materials chemistry.  Emphasis is on large molecules and supramolecular systems that are synthesized from scratch, have interesting functions, and address lessons from nature.  Current topics include synthetic photosystems, transport and sensing in lipid bilayer membranes, cellular uptake and exotic interactions in action.

Host: Professor Julius Rebek, Jr.
Sponsor: Department of Chemistry
Location: BCC1 - W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater

Contact: Jenesis Kam, jenesisa@scripps.edu