FMS Annual Meeting 2023

Last Friday, December 1, the last FMS Annual Meeting 2023 took place in Zwolle, the Netherlands. During this one-day meeting various scientists from FMS Research Center shared the latest updates on their research. Rianne Haije, a PhD student from our group, gave a presentation entitled “Neuromorphic Sensing with a Retrainable Enzymatic Reaction Network” on which she is working together with Souvik Ghosh. Besides that, four members presented a poster presentation: Nikita Ivanov, Miglė Jakštaitė, Rianne Haije and Dr. Will Robinson.

sIMMposium 2023

Last Friday our PhD student Souvik Ghosh gave a pitch talk entitled “Neuromorphic Sensing using Retrainable Enzymatic Reaction Network” during annual symposium of the Institute for Molecules and Materials of Radboud University called sIMMposium 😎👨‍🔬 During one day symposium various researchers from institute as well as invited speakers presented their research topics.

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 industrial enzyme immobilisation and biocatalysis in flow reactions.

If you have missed the chance to participate in the LIVE event, you can rewatch it on CLASSY YouTube channel.

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 and Prof. Wilhelm Huck, who presented the latest research about cell-free biosynthesis using immobilised enzymes and computational experiment design and analysis.

Please click here to read more about the meeting.

CHAINS 2023

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 talks and discussions as well as social event.

Here in the photo you can see part of the Huck group together with colleagues from Korevaar group and Radboud UMC.

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 enjoy these fascinating lectures from your home, in the lab or on the bus! In this new season, we will dive deep with the exciting topic of Chemistry and AI. From complex learning to using AI for drug discovery, we have a range of topics covered with our speaker lineup!

The sixth – and the last – episode of Late Night Conference with Wilhelm Huck is on Tuesday 11th July, 20h00 CET!

This episode will be streamed live on our YouTube channel Late Night Conference with WH (don’t forget to subscribe & watch our previous exciting episodes!) from Giga-Bite at Huygensgebouw in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where we are excited to have you in our audience!!

Get your FREE ticket here to be in the audience in the Netherlands

Please note – no ticket is needed if you only want to watch the stream on YouTube! 

What does a robot chemist look like? Well… like a robot. In our last episode of the season, we are joined by Andy Cooper, Professor of the University of Liverpool, to discuss how  building intelligent robots can lead to materials discovery! Professor Cooper’s team has brought to life every chemist’s dream: a tireless, precise, and resilient lab partner!

The lab’s research focuses on synthesising materials with novel functions, and on developing methods for controlling material structure at the atomic level. By utilising the mobile robot chemist to carry out experiments, the discovery of materials can be greatly accelerated. Don’t worry though, the robot’s purpose is to augment scientist’s ability to do research, not to replace them (yet). The third season will conclude on July 11th. Don’t miss it!

To prepare, you can binge watch Season 1 and 2 on our YouTube channel. You may also enjoy this highlight reel from our last seasons. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram, as well as subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates!

See you soon!

LNC Season 3. AI for the digitisation of chemistry with Teodoro Laino

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 enjoy these fascinating lectures from your home, in the lab or on the bus! In this new season, we will dive deep with the exciting topic of Chemistry and AI. From complex learning to using AI for drug discovery, we have a range of topics covered with our speaker lineup!

The fifth episode of Late Night Conference with Wilhelm Huck is on Tuesday 13th June, 20h00 CET!

This episode will be streamed live on our YouTube channel Late Night Conference with WH (don’t forget to subscribe & watch our previous exciting episodes!) from Giga-Bite at Huygensgebouw in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where we are excited to have you in our audience!!

Get your FREE ticket here to be in the audience in the Netherlands

Please note – no ticket is needed if you only want to watch the stream on YouTube! 

The digitisation of chemistry and materials science. What are they, exactly? So far this season, we have seen all kinds of blends between computer science and the physical sciences. Our speaker Teodoro Laino works in the industry, and is a Research Scientist at IBM Research Europe in Zurich. Teodoro will guide us towards the lab of the future and we are very much looking forward to finding out what the future looks like!

The RoboRXN project, an innovative technology of Teodoro’s team, is a cloud-based AI-driven autonomous chemical lab, aiming to change the way chemists work. RoboRXN provides a novel way to perform chemical synthesis in an safe, automated environment, that can be accessed remotely! We are only going to say this: RoboRXN will help chemistry transition from a traditional to high-tech environment and will render materials discovery a piece of cake. Join us on June 13th!

To prepare, you can binge watch Season 1 and 2 on our YouTube channel. You may also enjoy this highlight reel from our last seasons. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram, as well as subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates!

See you soon!

LNC Season 3. AI in drug discovery with Francesca Grisoni

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 enjoy these fascinating lectures from your home, in the lab or on the bus! In this new season, we will dive deep with the exciting topic of Chemistry and AI. From complex learning to using AI for drug discovery, we have a range of topics covered with our speaker lineup!

The fourth episode of Late Night Conference with Wilhelm Huck is on Tuesday 9th May, 20h00 CET!

This episode will be streamed live on our YouTube channel Late Night Conference with WH (don’t forget to subscribe & watch our previous exciting episodes!) from Giga-Bite at Huygensgebouw in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where we are excited to have you in our audience!!

Get your FREE ticket here to be in the audience in the Netherlands

Please note – no ticket is needed if you only want to watch the stream on YouTube! 

Our next guest has just received the ERC Starting Grant, and is ready for a new chapter to commence! With her research, and the freedom the ERC Grant has granted her (pun intended), Francesca Grisoni, an Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, is building her own team to explore the untapped potential of AI to discover new therapeutics and medicines.

Francesca will tell us all we need to know about the ‘language of chemistry’, on the 9th of May. The AI renaissance has led to the development of ‘Chemical Language Models’, inspired by natural language processing approaches. These models are used to generate molecules de novo, which hold the desired biological properties. Count us intrigued!

To prepare, you can binge watch Season 1 and 2 on our YouTube channel. You may also enjoy this highlight reel from our last seasons. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram, as well as subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates!

See you soon!

LNC Season 3. Computer-Assisted Chemical Discovery with Connor Coley

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 enjoy these fascinating lectures from your home, in the lab or on the bus! In this new season, we will dive deep with the exciting topic of Chemistry and AI. From complex learning to using AI for drug discovery, we have a range of topics covered with our speaker lineup!

The third episode of Late Night Conference with Wilhelm Huck is on Tuesday 11th April, 20h00 CET!

This episode will be streamed live on our YouTube channel Late Night Conference with WH (don’t forget to subscribe & watch our previous exciting episodes!) from Giga-Bite at Huygensgebouw in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where we are excited to have you in our audience!!

Get your FREE ticket here to be in the audience in the Netherlands

Please note – no ticket is needed if you only want to watch the stream on YouTube! 

Get ready, another episode is underway, brought to you live from the US! For S03E03, we will be joined by Connor W. Coley, Assistant Professor at MIT, to discuss how he manages to combine machine learning, automation, and data science with chemistry!

Can you imagine a future where chemical research is conducted by AI? Have you ever been ambushed in your dreams by robots demanding to know how humans will accelerate the discovery of novel molecules? Connor will tell us how science can make all this happen! Join us on the 11th of April, to discuss all things science. Join us, and the next time you have an unwelcome visitor in your dreams, you’ll carry all the knowledge you may need!

To prepare, you can binge watch Season 1 and 2 on our YouTube channel. You may also enjoy this highlight reel from our last seasons. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram, as well as subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates!

See you soon!

LNC Season 3. Artificial organic chemistry with Robert Pollice

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 enjoy these fascinating lectures from your home, in the lab or on the bus! In this new season, we will dive deep with the exciting topic of Chemistry and AI. From complex learning to using AI for drug discovery, we have a range of topics covered with our speaker lineup!

The second episode of Late Night Conference with Wilhelm Huck is on Tuesday 14th March, 20h00 CET!

This episode will be streamed live on our YouTube channel Late Night Conference with WH (don’t forget to subscribe & watch our previous exciting episodes!) from Giga-Bite at Huygensgebouw in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where we are excited to have you in our audience!!

Get your FREE ticket here to be in the audience in the Netherlands

Please note – no ticket is needed if you only want to watch the stream on YouTube! 

Our second episode is all about organic chemistry; with a twist. Robert Pollice, Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen, will join us on the 14th of March to share how advances in computing and robotics can revolutionise organic chemistry by accelerating the design of new catalysts.

Robert’s research can be described as nothing but state-of-the-art and ambitious. In his quest to design molecular catalysts for organic reactions, he is fusing the realms of simulation and lab automation to achieve accelerated discovery of new catalysts. Are you excited? We are!

To prepare, you can binge watch Season 1 and 2 on our YouTube channel. You may also enjoy this highlight reel from our last seasons. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram, as well as subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates!

See you soon!