14.12.2017: The group celebrated the holidays at Kohlmann's in Basel. Our dinner concluded with a white elephant gift exchange which was a tremendous success. Many thanks to Mariana for printing name tags for each team member on our 3D-printer, and also to Ivan for organizing the event. See you next year!
The white elephant gift exchange was a great success!
13.12.2017: Our recently published paper came out in final form today at the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). We were even chosen for the journal cover image and featured in a spotlight editorial! Below is our winning cover art. Many thanks to Tobi and Rafael for all their hard work on this project!
29.11.2017: We hosted Prof. Ben Schüler from the University of Zurich, Department of Biochemistry this week. He delivered the Physical Chemistry Seminar and gave a great lecture on single-molecule FRET on intrinsically disordered proteins. Thanks for coming Ben!
24.11.2017: Several members of the team traveled to EPFL in Lausanne for the Bioengineering day conference. Michael presented currently unpublished work on enzyme-mediated hydrogel reactions. Tien presented his recently published in Nano Letters paper on magnetic separation/enrichment of ELPs, and Rosario presented his work on enzyme-mediated hydrogel reactions. Valentin and Zhaowei came along as well. What a great day! Many thanks to Sai Reddy for the organization and invitation. Here are some impressions:
We were the first ones who arrived for coffee!
Michael presented on on enzyme-mediated hydrogel reactions.
22.11.2017: We met with Prof. David Weitz from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, who is in Switzerland delivering the Dreyfus lecture series. He delivered some impressive lectures on "Dripping, jetting, drops and wetting in microfluidic systems" and a second lecture the following day on "Droplet microuidics for single cell studies". Thanks for coming Dave, we wish you continued success!