At the University of Pennsylvania’s 266th Commencement ceremony, group member Juncheng Lu (Luke) was awarded the Master of Chemical Sciences Capstone Award for his Capstone project titled “Targeted Delivery of mRNA with One-Component Multifunctional Sequence-Defined Ionizable Amphiphilic Janus Dendrimers”. Luke received the award together with his Master of Chemical Sciences diploma during the ceremony.
Former member César Rodriguez-Emmenegger interview is highlighted on Advanced Science News.
César was born in the north of Uruguay. He graduated from the Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay) as a Chemical Engineer. Later he moved to Prague to pursue his PhD in Biophysics, Chemical and Macromolecular Physics at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and Charles University in Prague. During his PhD, César visited the group of Prof. W. T. S. Huck in Cambridge University (Cambridge, United Kingdom) and Prof. V. Percec in University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA) as part of research stay. With the support of an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship, he worked in the group of Prof. C. Barner-Kowollik in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruhe, Germany) and subsequently, he was a visiting scholar at Prof. Percec group, working on living radical polymerization of (meth)acrylamide water soluble monomers and the synthesis of Janus dendrimers. He established his junior group first in IMC Prague and later in DWI Aachen and is now moving to the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia in Spain. In his interview, he says “Be passionate, creative, and bold”.
Please see the interview here.