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CLASSY industry workshop

The CLASSY Industry Workshop was held online on the 16th October, 2023. The workshop, entitled “Bioreactions in flow reactors: bringing out the potential applications for cell-free synthetic biology” in total gathered 10 speakers, both from CLASSY consortium and industry. Speakers, including Prof. Wilhelm Huck, were discussing latest updates on the CLASSY project as well as […]

CLASSY meeting in Graz

On the 10th-11th October 2023, the 10th General Assembly hybrid meeting of CLASSY consortium took place in Graz, Austria, hosted by partners from University of Graz. During the meeting all partners presented their research updates, after which fruitful discussions gave new ideas for further scientific investigations. Our group was represented by PhD student Miglė Jakštaitė […]

Dr. Schoenmakers

Yesterday (19 September, 2023) Ludo Schoenmakers successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Functionalizing Synthetic Cells Membranes and Condensates”. Ludo became #24 Dr. in the Huck group! Congratulations Dr. Ludo! We’re very proud of you! All the best to your future career in Vienna!

Dr. Hu

Last Tuesday (5 September, 2023) Xinyu Hu successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Towards spatial profiling RNAs and proteins in single cells”. Xinyu became #23 Dr. in the Huck group! Congratulations Dr. Xinyu! We’re very proud of you!


In August the 11th edition of CHAINS conference combined with 52nd IUPAC General Assembly and the 49th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress took place in the Hague. Huck group was represented by Souvik Ghosh and Thijs de Jong who presented poster presentations and Mathieu Baltussen who gave an oral presentation. The conference was full of inspiring […]

NWO Vidi Grants for Maike Hansen and Wim Velema

Dr. Maike Hansen and Dr. Wim Velema have been awarded NWO Vidi Grants! Maike and Wim are part of the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) within Radboud University and are part of or closely associated to the Department of Physical Organic Chemistry. These Vidi grants will allow them to further develop top class research […]

LNC Season 3. Materials Discovery with AI with Andy Cooper

The Late Night Conference with Wilhelm Huck is back again with its exciting new Season 3. Just like last season, we are bringing it to you LIVE from Radboud University Nijmegen with a studio audience hosted by Prof. Wilhelm Huck. Of course, we will still follow our tradition of live streaming so that you can […]

Publication: Cell-free expression system based on JCVI-syn3A cells

We are happy to announce that the CFE system derived from JCVI-syn3A cells is functional, after 3 years of unsuccessful attempts. We used a machine learning tool to optimize this novel system. We hope it can serve as a new CFE platform for synthetic biologists. Thanks to all collaborators involved! Read the paper here. Congratulations […]