Sophie R. Beeren
The broad area of research in the group is supramolecular chemistry and bioorganic chemistry. We are interested in understanding how molecules interact, how they recognise each other, how they fold and how they can assemble into larger, multi-component systems. Supramolecular chemistry focuses on the intermolecular interactions between molecules, such as hydrogen bonding, the hydrophobic effect, metal-ligand coordination, interactions and electrostatic effects. The goal of our research is to understand the role of non-covalent interaction in biological and chemical systems, to utilise supramolecular interactions to manipulate biological systems, and to take inspiration from biology to build new and complex chemical architectures, host-gest systems and adaptive materials.
Current areas of research include.
• Enzyme-mediated Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry
• Stimuli-Responsive Supramolecular Materials
• Systems Chemistry