Featured speaker and symposium chair
Wilhelm T.S. Huck, Radboud University, Nijmegen,The Netherlands
Prof. Wilhelm T. S. Huck is Professor of Physical Organic Chemistry. He received his PhD (promoter Prof. David Reinhoudt) in 1997 from the University of Twente. After postdoctoral research with Prof. Whitesides at Harvard University, he took up a position in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, where he was promoted to Reader (2003) and Full Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry (2007). He became Director of the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis in 2004 and in 2010 he moved to the Radboud University Nijmegen. His new group is focused on the physical organic chemistry of the cell and aims to elucidate, using model systems, the influence of the special nature of the cellular environment on complex reaction networks in cells. He was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in 2012 and elected to the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has published around 250 papers and supervised ~20 PhD students. His research group in Nijmegen is supported by an ERC advanced grant (2010), a VICI award (2011), an ECHO-STIP award (2012) a TOPPUNT award (2014).