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Mira Holzheimer wins the KNCV-Backer prize 2021


  The KNCV-Backer Prize is awarded annually to the best PhD thesis in the field of organic chemistry that was defended in the Netherlands. The Committee consisted of Marthe Walvoort (Chair), Tati Fernández-Ibáñez, Bauke Albada and Gert de Cremer; experts in a wide range of disciplines within the organic chemistry field. In total, 10 theses [...]

Mira Holzheimer wins the KNCV-Backer prize 20212022-09-06T18:13:47+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

‘Building molecules can be art’


'Building molecules can be art' Synthesis of one of the most abundant organic lipids elucidates its structure Published by RUG ScienceLinx Crenarchaeol is a large, closed-loop lipid that is present in the membranes of ammonium-oxidizing archaea, a unicellular life form that exists ubiquitously in the oceans. In comparison to other archaeal membrane lipids, crenarchaeol is [...]

‘Building molecules can be art’2021-10-20T13:21:23+00:00