Charl was invited and visited Wei and Jiangtao, to former FRG group members, in Xi’an. A minisymposium was organised, with both of them, and a colleague, speaking as well! It was a great morning of exciting science!
Charl visited the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering at Peking University in Beijing today. He visited old friends Prof Qi Limin, who also spent time at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Golm, and Prof Yun Yan, who was part of the same ESF scientific network.
After Charl’s talk there were some very interesting discussion with prof Huang Jianbin concerning the FRG’s recent paper in Chemical Science!
A communication entitle “1D Self‐Assembly and Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Activity of Antifreeze Glycopeptide‐Functionalized Perylene Bisimides” just appeared online at Chemistry – A European Journal, with contributions from Charlie and Liam!
The study, lead by collaborator Brendan Wilkinson (from UNE, Australia), highlights the ice recrystallization inhibition (IRI) activity of 1D self-assembled structures of glycopeptide-functionalized perylene bisimides! Well done to all involved!
We had the pleasure of hosting our annual Timms Symposium, with a line-up of outstanding speakers! Prof Takuzo Aida spent some time with the Faul Research Group on Tuesday, before giving an outstanding lecture as the named Timms Lecturer on Wednesday afternoon!
In addition, Maha from the FRG joined the line-up of speakers and gave a great talk! Well done Maha!
Liam had his viva yesterday – and passed with flying colours! His external, Dr Hugo Bronstein from Cambridge, also gave an excellent talk in the afternoon!
Well done to Dr Liam, and thank you to Hugo!