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Upcoming PhD ceremonies


After summer our group's upcoming public PhD defenses are: September Michiel Uiterweerd - "On the Synthesis of lugdunomycins and Related Metabolites from Streptomyces" The ceremony will take place on September 19, 16:15 at the academy building of the University of Groningen. October Hung Chien Lin - "Development of Sustainable Esterification Reactions and the Transformation of [...]

Upcoming PhD ceremonies2023-09-01T13:00:23+00:00

Stratingh day 2023


Every year, the Stratingh institute organizes an institute day where the entire institute gathers for a enjoyable day of activities and the opportunity to interact with colleagues from all corners of the institute. The Stratingh institute day of 2023 was held at the Biotoop in Haren, commencing in the morning with lectures and poster presentations [...]

Stratingh day 20232023-08-08T11:42:42+00:00

We are finalists -Henkel challenge Innovate2023


Excited to announce that our team is one of the finalists in the challenge INNOVATE2030-SDG13 Innovation Challenge “More sustainable surfactants for home & personal cleaning products". Henkel has now selected the finalists for the Elaboration Phase, out of more than 152 program submissions. Replacing fossil based surfactants is not as easy as we think. Bio [...]

We are finalists -Henkel challenge Innovate20232023-09-01T13:09:36+00:00

LEAF Bronze award for Sustainability


Over the years, we have consistently explored ways to enhance the environmental friendliness of our laboratories. This has included using air reflux condensers instead of water, substituting all oil baths with heating blocks, promoting chemical sharing, transitioning to electronic lab journals to streamline experimentation processes and eliminate the need for paper journals to be stored [...]

LEAF Bronze award for Sustainability2023-08-08T11:48:54+00:00

Lunteren symposium 2023


Our group members Michiel Uiterweerd , Zonghao Lin and Daan Bunt  gave lectures during the yearly Lunteren (Wageningen) Symposium. The topics included: ‘Total synthesis of lugdunomycin by a biomimetic reaction cascade’ (Michiel Uiterweerd), ‘Divergent Total Synthesis Of Meroterpenoids From Ganoderma Mushrooms’ (Daan Bunt) and ‘Asymmetric Total Synthesis and Structure Revision of Di-O-acyl Trehalose DAT2, an [...]

Lunteren symposium 20232023-08-08T11:07:14+00:00

Ganoderma mushroom synthesis


For the first time, a number of substances from the mushroom family Ganoderma have been combined in a total synthesis. Read all about it in our article in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry. The Ganoderma mushrooms have been used in traditional East Asian medicine for over 2000 years and more than 900 substances have [...]

Ganoderma mushroom synthesis2023-08-08T12:20:53+00:00

The worlds of big scale reactors and electrochemistry


Sometimes we explore new worlds and team up together. After having a look into the big scale labs of neighboring company Symeres our lab manager Paulien had a 2L reactor setup build. Shown here excitingly by our new PhD Imke Bartels, ready to go from milligram scale to "there's no limit-scale". And on the other [...]

The worlds of big scale reactors and electrochemistry2023-08-08T09:05:05+00:00

Symposium Wageningen 2022


Our group members Niels Reintjens , Prathap Kaniraj and Ruben Andringa  gave lectures during the yearly Wageningen Symposium. The topics included: 'Protection group-free reductive chlorination and thiolation of glycosides via trityl hydrazones' (Niels Reintjens), 'Two in One: Asymmetric Total Synthesis of the Mycobacterial Glycolipids Pentaacyl Trehalose (PATs)' (Prathap Kaniraj and 'Total synthesis of dissectol A' (Ruben [...]

Symposium Wageningen 20222022-09-06T18:09:32+00:00

We have expanded our labs!


This year we expanded with a beautiful new lab on our floor in Linnaeusborg, and extra shared labs and equipment on the top floor welcoming multiple new research groups. You can read all about the expansion here. The additional lab provides us with an extra 10 fume hoods. Lots of space for growth, and with [...]

We have expanded our labs!2023-01-10T16:08:41+00:00

Front page C2W


Check out the article published in C2W Vakblad voor chemie en life sciences, 10/2021, p.18-21. about our journey synthesizing crenarchaeol.   Holzheimer, M., Damsté, J. S. S., Schouten, S., Havenith, R. W. A., Cunha, A. V., & Minnaard, A. J. (2021). Total Synthesis of the Alleged Structure of Crenarchaeol enables Structure Revision. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 60(32), [...]

Front page C2W2022-09-06T18:14:09+00:00