Julius Rebek, Professeur invité

Le Professeur Rebek, Directeur du Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, sera présent sur le campus de Jussieu du 18 au 22 décembre 2017 ainsi qu'au mois de janvier 2018. Il donnera 3 lectures au mois de décembre.

Attention : une erreur de salle et d'horaire c'est glissée dans certaines annonces

La 1ère lecture intitulée : Molecular Behavior in a Small Space
aura lieu
Lundi 18 décembre à 11h00
Amphi 45B


Julius Rebek, Jr. was born in Hungary in 1944 and lived in Austria from 1945-49. He and his family then settled in the U.S.A. in Kansas where they became naturalized U.S. citizens in 1954. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Kansas in 1966, and received the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1970) for studies in peptide chemistry with Professor D.S. Kemp.  As an Assistant Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (1970-1976) he devised the three-phase test for reactive intermediates.  In 1976 he moved to the University of Pittsburgh where he rose to the rank of Professor of Chemistry and developed cleft-like structures for studies in molecular recognition.  In 1989 he returned to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was the Camille Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry and introduced self-replicating synthetic molecules and encapsulation.  In 1996, he moved his research group to The Scripps Research Institute to become the Director of The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, where he continues to work in self-assembling systems and chemistry in small spaces. He was a Visiting Professor in the Chemistry Department of Fudan University, Shanghai, (2013-2016) under the Thousand Talents Program of China and is currently a Visiting Professor at Shanghai University.

1ère lecture : Molecular Behavior in a Small Space
by Julius Rebek, Jr. from The Scripps Research Institute and Shanghai University

L'intervention aura lieu
Lundi 18 décembre à 11h00
Amphi 45B

This lecture describes molecular behavior in synthetic receptors that completely surround their targets: encapsulation complexes. Topics include the new forms of stereochemistry, amplified interactions, chiral spaces and reactivity of molecules confined to a small space.  The composition of the capsule and the shape of its space determine what processes occur inside. The basic structure of the capsule is shown below.