Previous Recipients of the Hans and Marlies Zimmer International Scholar

Scholar Awardees
Year Awardee
2022 Mini Symposium honoring the 2021 and 2022 Zimmer International Scholars

Paolo Carloni, 2021
Director, Institute of Neuroscience & Medicine
Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS)
Computational Biomedicine (IAS-5 / INM-9)
Title TBA

Francesco Ricci, 2022
University of Rome

"Synthetic DNA-based Devices, Switches and Genes for Clinical Applications"
2019 Patrick Unwin
University of Warwick
 “A New Look at Interfacial Processes” 
2018 Dr. Thierry Toupance
University of Bordeaux
"Molecular approaches towards Organic-Inorganic Hybrid and Nanostructured Metal Oxide Materials for Gas Sensing, Photovoltaic and Photocatalysis Applications"

Prof. Mona Treguer-Delapierre
University of Bordeaux
"Customizing the Surface of Nano-objects for Engineering Hybrid Nanoparticles"

15th Year: Reunion of 5 former Zimmer Scholars

Christian Reber, University of Montreal, Canada
"Effects of small structure changes in transition metal compounds probed by spectroscopy"

Matthias Rief, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
"Single molecule mechanics of proteins"

Cornelia Bohne, University of Victoria, Canada
"Relocation of a small molecule in a biocompatible supramolecular gel"

Amnon Horovitz, Weizmann Institute, Israel
"Allostery in chaperonins: how and why?"

Manabe Abe, University of Hiroshima, Japan
"Design and synthesis of new chromophores for two-photon uncaging reactions using near-IR-lights"

2016 Lutz H. Gade, University of Heidelberg, Germany
"Enantioselective Catalysis with 3d Transition Metal Complexes: Chiral Pincers as Stereodirecting Ligands"
2015 Yoan Simon, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Polymers: lightening up the mood
2014 Prof. Dr. Mark Helm, Inst. for Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mainz, Germany
Chemistry and Biology of Modified RNA
Prof. Dr. Felix Tuczek, Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
Ammonia Synthesis from N2 at Room Temperature and Normal Pressure: Experimental and Theoretical Results
2012 Prof. Dr. Hans Borner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute of Chemistry / Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of functional Systems Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Bioinspired Polymer Science: An entire world in between plastics and proteins
2011 Matthias Rief, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
Mechanics and Dynamics of Single Protein Molecules
2010 Christian Reber, University of Montreal, Canada
Optical Spectroscopy of Transition Metal Compounds: From Coordination Geometries and Excited-state Properties to Tunable Intermolecular Effects
2009 Manabu Abe, Hiroshima University, Japan
Generation of Long-lived Singlet 1,3-biradicals, and Their Related Chemistry
2008 Amnon Horovitz, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Protein Folding in the Machine Age: Chaperonin Function and Mechanism
2007 Mark von Itzstein, Griffith University, Australia
Pandemic Influenza - The Re-emergence of an Old Threat
2006 Peter J. Sadler, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
The Chemical Elements of Life and Medicines: A Web of Health?
2005 Norbert Jakubowski, Institute for Analytical Sciences, Dortmund & Berlin, Germany
Instrumental Developments for Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy
2004 Cornelia Bohne, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Dynamics in Supramolecular Chemistry: How can we understand function and complexity
2003 Gunther Wittstock, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Patterned Organic Thin Films: Reactivity Imaging from Micrometer towards Nanometer Size Regimes with Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy