Making it easier to differentiate mirror-image molecules
Using a new method, scientists are better able to distinguish between mirror-image substances. This is important amongst others in drug development, because the two variants can cause completely different effects in the human body. Researchers from PSI, EPFL, and the University of Geneva describe the new method in the scientific journal Nature Photonics.
New PET-like plastic made directly from waste biomass
EPFL scientists have developed a new, PET-like plastic that is easily made from the non-edible parts of plants. The plastic is tough, heat-resistant, and a good barrier to gases like oxygen, making it a promising candidate for food packaging. Due to its structure, the new plastic can also be chemically recycled and degrade back to harmless sugars in the environment.
Organized jointly by Professors Nicolai Cramer, Jieping Zhu and Jerome Waser, the seminars usually take place on Wednesday at 17:15. Unless indicated otherwise, the lecture takes place in BCH 2218.
The Physical Chemistry Seminar Series at ISIC.
Unless it is otherwise specified, the seminars take place on Thursday at 17:15 in BCH 2201.
The Machine Learning Seminars are organized by Prof. Berend Smit, Prof. Clémence Corminboeuf and Prof. Jiri Vanicek, the seminars usually take place on Tuesdays at 15:15. Unless indicated otherwise, the lecture takes place on Zoom.