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This Week’s Discoveries | 29 September 2015

Tuesday 29 September 2015
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
De Sitterzaal

First Lecture

A new technique to image charge transport in graphene

Speaker Jaap Kautz (LION) Jaap was a PhD student is the lab of Sense Jan van der Molen who defended his PhD thesis “Low-Energy Electron Microscopy on Two-Dimensional Systems: Growth, Potentiometry and Band Structure Mapping” on April 30. Jaap and postdoc Johannes Jobst have been awarded the NEVAC prize 2015 for their work on Low-energy electron potentiometry. This technique is demonstrated for graphene, but it can be straightforwardly extended to other layered materials, specifically the exciting class of Van der Waals systems.

Second Lecture

A Novel Supramolecular System for Membrane Fusion & Biosensing

Speaker Aimee Boyle (LIC) Aimee Boyle is a postdoc in the Supramolecular & Biomaterials Chemistry group at LIC who has been awarded a VENI grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) this summer.With the VENI, she will design a novel, three-component, peptide-based supramolecular system which can have two potential applications. Initially, she intend to study its effectiveness as a membrane fusion system, taking inspiration from natural SNARE fusion systems. Secondly, Aimee would like to investigate the potential of this system as a metal-ion biosensor.

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