In our group we aim to study self-assembly processes on a fundamental level. We attempt to develop procedures for the controlled multi-step assembly of non-covalent structures. Our interests extend to multi-component self-assembly, self-assembly on surfaces and the mimicking of chemical biological processes such as ultra-sensitivity, feedback loops and autoregulation. Although our group works with a diversity of building blocks, the ureidopyrimidinone (UPy) motif holds a central position.

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