Prestigious research award for Tom de Greef

Tom de Greef of the Biomedical Engineering department is the recipient of this year’s Cram Lehn Pedersen award, a prestigious prize awarded annually by the ISMSC International Committee to young researchers within the field of supramolecular chemistry. According to the jury, De Greef stood out among the very strong field of candidates this year.

The Cram Lehn Pedersen award, named after the winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1987, acknowledges significant, original and independent research in supramolecular chemistry. Scientists who gained their PhD less than ten years previous are eligible for the prize of two thousand pounds and may give a number of lectures. “This is a highly prestigious international award, one of which TU/e is very proud,” says Bert Meijer, TU/e professor of Organic Chemistry. “Following the Nobel Prize for Ben Feringa, this is yet more evidence of the strength of the Netherlands in the field of supramolecular chemistry research.” Tom de Greef is a specialist in synthetic biology and supramolecular chemistry, and associate professor within the Computational Biology research group of prof.dr. Peter Hilbers of the Biomedical Engineering department. He works closely with the research groups Chemical Biology and Biomedical Chemistry, and is part of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS). In 2015 he was awarded a European ERC Starting Grant and in 2012 a Veni subsidy from the NWO.