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SNSF Starting Grant for Jonathan de Roo

Jonathan de Roo gives a talk at the annual event.

During the SNI's annual event, Jonathan de Roo provided an insight into his research.

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has awarded another six Starting Grants to University of Basel researchers. The projects come from the fields of biomedicine, chemistry, environmental sciences history and urban studies.

One of the grant goes to Prof. Dr. Jonathan De Roo. He has been an Assistant Professor with tenure track at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Basel since 2019. Prior to that, he conducted research at Columbia University and Ghent University. The aim of his SNSF Starting Grant project is to develop recyclable sponges with programmable structures from metal oxo clusters. These sponges are used as catalysts, for example in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals or in water purification.


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