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Our research focuses on design, synthesis and study of organic functional systems; emphasis is on conceptual innovation - integrating unorthodox interactions and addressing lessons from and challenges in nature - for broad applications such as cellular uptake, fluorescent probes or catalysis. Click here for details.
Akamatsu, M.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “Electric-Field-Assisted Anion-π Catalysis”,
Zong#, L.; Bartolami#, E.; Abegg, D.; Adibekian, A.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “Epidithiodiketopiperazines: Strain-Promoted Thiol-Mediated Cellular Uptake at the Highest Tension”,
What's NewMarch: Our alumni Javier Montenegro and Toshihide Takeuchi received a young investigators award from human frontier science program. Congratulations!
Feb: Javier Lopez received a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) grant from the EC (Horizon 2020) in support of his research on catalysis with chalcogen bonds.
Dec: Press release on the hidden face of sulfur, catalysis with chalcogen bonds, published in Angew. Chem., reported in RTS, Le Temps, 20 Minutes and Tribune de Genève.