Supramolecular Systems for Recognition and Sensing in Water


General Information:
COST-EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Title:
Supramolecular Systems for Recognition and Sensing in Water

Start date:
15.03.2011

Duration:
36  months

Events:
First meeting of the COST  was held  in Brussel  on 10 April 2011.

Research plan:
The main objective of this COST Action is to develop supramolecular systems that work in water.
Through the investigation of the multiple weak non-covalent, but collectively powerful interactions that allow efficient and selective recognition processes to occur in water, it will be possible to boost the application of such systems toward the achievement of several major goals.

  • the de novo design of receptors able to monitor biologically and environmentall relevant species
  • the control, by biomimetically inspired systems, of supramolecular reactivity in water
  • the production of self-assembled organized structures which are stimuli responsiv and which can be used for programming functions in materials and devices such as  sensors and biosensors.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Gain insight into the nature of weak interactions in water
  • Achieve high selectivity
  • Apply the principles of supramolecular chemistry to the design of simple enzyme models
  • Obtain self-assembly in water

Members of the COST:

  • A. Dalla Cort Sapienza, Università di Roma, IT
  • K. Rissanen University of Jyvaskyla, FI
  • K. Bartik Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE
  • B. Escuder Gil Universitat Jaume I, Castello, ES
  • C. Schmuck University Duisburg-Essen, DE
  • B. J Ravoo University of Munster, DE, UK
  • P. Gale University of Southampton, UK
  • A. Davis University of Bristol, UK
  • J. Radecki Polish Academy of Science, PL
  • S. Kubik Technical University Kaiserslautern, DE
  • J. Wouter Universitaires Notre-Dame de  la Paix, BE
  • G. Licini Università di Padova, IT
  • D. Smith University of York, UK
  • Werner Nau Jacobs University, DE
  • S. Otto University of Groningen
  • W. Dehaen Afdeling Moleculair Design en Synthese, BE
  • E. Garcìa-España Universidad de Valencia, ES
  • T. Gunnlaugsson Trinity College, Dublin, IE
  • I. Jabin Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE
  • T. Kraus Academy of Sciences, CZ
  • O. Reinaud Université Paris Descartes, FR
  • F. Pina Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT
  • L. Rodriguez Universitat de Barcelona, ES

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