"Building and Probing Small"

Symposium on the Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Molecules and Molecular Machines
in Supramolecular Chemistry and Biology

 Brussels, Belgium    March 25-27, 2019

The Building and Probing Small international symposium is organised by Anne-Sophie Duwez (University of Liège, Belgium) and Xavier Bouju (CEMES-CNRS, Toulouse, France), within the framework of the MEMO project of the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme FET Open.

MEMO, for Mechanics with Molecules, deals with the construction of single-molecule machines, study of their operation and measurement of the force they produce.

This first symposium will concern the design, synthesis and characterization of functional molecules in supramolecular chemistry and biology.

We expect that the meeting brings together an outstanding yet diverse group of chemists and biophysicists.

The scientific programme will include the following topics:

  • Molecular Machines
  • Polymer Mechanochemistry
  • Chemistry on Surfaces
  • Photoswitchable Molecules
  • Mechanical Engineering of Proteins
  • Nano-mechanics of Biomolecules
  • Manipulation of Single-molecules
  • AFM and STM

The symposium will take place in the prestigious rooms and gallery of the Palace of the Academies in Brussels.

It will include invited plenary lectures, keynote lectures, short communications selected from submitted abstracts and a poster session.