Welcome to the Wezenberg Research Group

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The research in our group is focused on the development of stimuli-responsive molecular receptors and self-assembling materials. Our aim is to use these to study and manipulate biological systems. To this end, a highly interdisciplinary approach is taken, which combines synthetic organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and photochemistry.

A major part of our research program involves photodynamic control of anion binding and liposomal membrane transport as well as inter-liposomal communication. We are also interested in creating polymeric and self-assembled materials with switchable function. Our mission is to find new diagnostic tools and therapeutic agents that improve human health. Please visit the research page for more information.

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We are based at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry in the new Gorlaeus Building. We are grateful for funding from Leiden University, The European Research Council and The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.

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