Past Members

Szymanski Group / UMCG / University of Groningen

Ilse Welleman, MSc

Ilse obtained her Bachelor of applied Science (B AS) at the Hogeschool Leiden in 2014, working on the tri-acylglycerol composition of milk fat at the RUG in the group of professor Minnaard (in collaboration with FrieslandCampina). She stayed after graduation at the RUG to do a pre-master (2015) and now completed her master research project, focusing on the development of responsive ParaCEST contrast agents.

Feringa Group / University of Groningen

Jacques Hille, BSc

Jacques was born in Leiden (The Netherlands) in 1993. During his bachelor he followed the “chemistry of life” track and did his bachelor research in the group of Prof. Marco Fraaije studying protein structure/function. Currently he does his master project on controlling quorum sensing with visible light in photopharmacology.

Anja P. Huizing, MSc

Anja started studying Chemistry at the University of Groningen in 2008, she obtained her BSc in 2012 and obtained her MSc in 2014. In her master research project in the Feringa group she focussed on the impact of small structural changes in amphiphiles on self-assembly.

Malgorzata Murawska, MSc

Gosia obtained her Bachelor degree studies at the Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University, Poland. In 2014-2016 she did her MSc studies at the University of Groningen, where she worked in Feringa Labs on her master research project, focused on photocontrolled binding of small molecules to DNA.

Claudia Poloni, PhD

Claudia studied Chemistry at the University of Padova, Italy. She obtained her MSc in 2009 with the master project on the synthesis of a peptaibolic peptide, tylopeptin A, in the laboratory of Prof. Fernando Formaggio. In 2010 she worked in DSM, The Netherlands for an internship under the supervision of Dr. Peter Quaedflieg. She obtained her PhD at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry in Groningen under the supervision of Professor Ben L. Feringa and Dr. Wiktor Szymanski. Her research focused on incorporation of photoswitches in peptides and enzymes.

Albert Schulte, BSc

Albert was born in Peize, the Netherlands in 1994. He obtained his bachelor degree at the University of Groningen in 2016. He is currently conducting his master research project in the field of photopharmacology.

Willem A. Velema, PhD

Wim studied Pharmacy at the University of Groningen, where he received his M.Sc. in 2010 after working on cell handling in microfluidic systems with Prof. Elisabeth M. J. Verpoorte. In 2014, he received his Ph.D.-degree cum laude from the University of Groningen for his research on the development of modern photopharmacology under the supervision of Prof. Ben L. Feringa. Starting in early 2015, he is working with Prof. Eric T. Kool at Stanford University.