RUHR EXPLORES SOLVATION SCIENCE

RUHR EXPLORES SOLVATION SCIENCE

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GSS Summer School: 6-9 June 2017

GSS Summer School: 6-9 June 2017

This years' Summer School of the Graduate School Solvation Science takes place in ZEMOS/RUB.

WE ARE RESOLV

WE ARE RESOLV

Over 200 scientists from about 50 research groups in 7 institutions

WHAT is RESOLV?

The Cluster of Excellence RESOLV is a joint research project of about fifty research groups from seven institutions in the German Ruhr area. Since 2012, we use cutting-edge experimental and computational techniques to understand the role of solvents at the molecular detail in the most diverse chemical processes. For example, we investigate the influence of water in vital biological processes as well as the effects of solvents on synthesis and catalytic reactions. Our research lays the foundations for major advances in key green and medical technologies. RESOLV is funded with 28 Mio. EUR by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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Research Area A

Understanding and Exploiting Solvation in Chemical Processes

 

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Research Area B

Connecting Solvation Dynamics with Biomolecular Function

 

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Research Area C

Ion Solvation
and Charge Transfer at Interfaces

 

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The solvent of life

Water. It’s the most abundant substance on Earth´s surface and in our bodies. But is water a passive spectator in the animated scene of bio-chemical reactions inside our cells? RESOLV scientists investigate the important role that solvents in general and water in particular play in the most diverse processes, bringing solvation science into the spotlight.

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gss summer school

The Graduate School Solvation Science hosts an annual Summer School at the Ruhr University Bochum. The school always takes place during Whitsuntide and is an integral part of the GSS students' training during their doctoral studies. The fourth GSS Summer School takes place from the 6th to the 9th of June, 2017.

International speakers, suggested by the students themselves, are invited to give keynote talks on their research in the field of Solvation Science. The Advanced Laboratory Modules give the students an excellent opportunity to learn new and interesting experimental and theoretical techniques within a specific research topic of their own choice. In 2017 the program of the Summer School will comprise a career day, in addition.

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Publications highlight

T. Gatzenmeier, M. van Gemmeren, Y. W. Xie, D. Hofler, M. Leutzsch and B. List 
Asymmetric Lewis acid organocatalysis of the Diels-Alder reaction by a silylated C-H acid 
Science  351 (2016) 949-952
DOI: 10.1126/science.aae0010

J. Knorr, P. Sokkar, S. Schott, P. Costa, W. Thiel, W. Sander, E. Sanchez-Garcia, P. Nürnberger 
Competitive Solvent-Molecule Interactions Govern Primary Processes of Diphenylcarbene in Solvent Mixtures
Nature Communications 7 (2016) 12968
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12968 

M. Gao, D. Gnutt, A. Orban, B. Appel, F. Righetti, R. Winter, F. Narberhaus, S. Müller and S. Ebbinghaus
RNA Hairpin Folding in the Crowded Cell
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55 (2016) 3224-3228
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201510847

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