OMM is a Center of Excellence at the Department of Chemistry at Lund University, devoted to research on the theme of "Organizing Molecular Matter". The OMM Center started in 2006, after having been granted a so-called Linneaus grant from the Swedish Research Council.
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Jennifer Chen Lee (NIH): Protein-lipid interactions
Christopher Dunning (LU) Prion-like spread of alpha-synuclein in Parkinson's disease
Robert Vacha (Brno): Cellular uptake and intracellular release of nanoparticles
Anna Stradner (LU): Reexamining the colloid analogy for casein proteins
Tommy Nylander (LU): The lipid-aqueous interface beyond bilayers
June 2012: OMM received excellent reviews in the Swedish Research Council's midterm evaluation of its Linneaus Centers. The financial support of OMM will remain unchanged for the final years until 2016. The full report can be found here.
December 2011: Viveka Alfredsson was promoted to Professor.
October 2011: Daniel Topgaard was granted SEK 2,500,000 by the Faculty of Science for the formation of an NMR-center including most of the current NMR spectrometers at the Department of Chemistry.
September 2011: During 2011 there has been a debate on Swedish television about the adhesion of fermented dairy products to packages. Because of that, in Sweden alone, approximately 2000 tones of top-quality yoghurt, goes directly into the waste bin. In collaboration with department of Theoretical Chemistry at Lund University, and the division of New Material Design at Tetra Pak, a master thesis project was set up, with focus on why fermented milk products stick to packaging materials.
August 2011: Sara Snogerup Linse received the EuCheMS Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Award. Together with 22 other eminent women re-searchers in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from all over the world Sara Snogerup Linse received an award for Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering at the IUPACs World Chemistry Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is part of the ACS Challenge Grant-Interational Year of Chemistry Celebration.Read more
June 2011: Södra's Research Foundation funds Theoretical Chemistry with SEK 2.000.000. The project, lead by Mikael Lund and Gunnar Karlström, focuses on dissolution of cellulose molecules and is part of the CelluNova project
May 2011: Emma Sparr becomes Young Academy member. The Young Academy of Sweden has been founded. The initiative comes from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA). The academy is an independent organization for young researchers from all scientific areas. It´s aim is to strengthen Sweden as a nation of knowledge. More information
March 2011: Emma Sparr was appointed Professor in Physical chemistry - Colloidal Biology
News article. The new article about magnetic nanoparticles by Peter Schurtenberger and colleagues was featured in the news section of J. Phys.: Condens. Matter:
“Magnetic properties of silica coated spindle-type hematite particles ”, M Reufer et al. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23, 065102 (2011)
Hot article in Soft Matter. A new article from researchers at Physical Chemistry has been highlighted on the Soft Matter blog:
“Work hardening of soft glassy materials, or a metallurgist’s view of peanut butter”, Romaric R. R. Vincent and Peter Schurtenberger, Soft Matter, 2011
Last updated: 2012-12-03