Japanese chemists visit HIMS

Talented researchers foster scientific cooperation

19 January 2016

On Tuesday 19 January four Japanese scientists from Kanazawa University visited the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. Their visit was part of the 'Program for Advancing Strategic International Networks to Accelerate the Circulation of Talented Researchers' funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

With a history of over 80 years JSPS is an esteemed government-supported but administratively independent Japanese institution for the advancement of the sciences and the humanities. Promoting international scientific cooperation is one of its main tasks.

The four visiting scientists from Kanazawa University, located on Honshu, the main Japanese island, visited HIMS since they are all in the field of chemistry and materials science.

Symposium and lab tour

Their visit started off with a joint symposium on 'Innovative Materials Science Based on Supramolecules'. This was organized in cooperation with the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry and sponsored by the John van Geuns foundation, dedicated to the advancement of the study of chemistry at the University of Amsterdam. In the afternoon, the Japanese guests visited the HIMS laboratories for informal discussions with HIMS researchers.

Japanese visit at HIMS

Group picture of all speakers at the symposium. At the back row, from left to right: prof. Jan van Maarseveen (HIMS), prof. Joost Reek (HIMS, scientific director), prof. Fred Brouwer (HIMS), prof. Tomoki Ogoshi (Kanazawa University), prof. David Dubbeldam (HIMS). At the front row, from left to right: prof. Shigehisa Akine, prof. Katsuhiro Maeda and prof. Motohiro Mizuno (all from Kanazawa University).

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