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Winner of Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Professor Dr. Zhiyuan Zhong, to Speak at Freie Universität on August 16

№ 229/2013 from Aug 13, 2013

The internationally recognized polymer chemist Professor Dr. Zhiyuan Zhong of Soochow University in China will give a public lecture on Friday, August 16, 2013, in which he will discuss the possibilities for using functional biodegradable polymers for the targeted delivery of drugs and proteins. The lecture by Zhiyuan Zhong, this year’s winner of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, will be held in English. Admission is free.

Professor Zhong was awarded the 2013 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award following an initiative started by scientists based at the Focus Area “Functional Materials at the Nanoscale” at Freie Universität Berlin and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) in Teltow, Institut für Biomaterialforschung. With this award the Humboldt Foundation is honoring his outstanding research in the field of innovative nanoscale drug delivery systems for medical applications. In the coming months Zhong will conduct research in this field along with scientists from Freie Universität Berlin and the HZG in Teltow.

Freie Universität Berlin and the NanoScale Focus Area are pleased to welcome the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award winner, Prof. Zhong from Soochow University, relatively soon after Prof. Dr. Takuzo Aida from Tokyo won an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (2011). Both are top-notch researchers who received research awards from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to conduct research with colleagues at Freie Universität.

Time and Location

  • August 16, 3:15 p.m.
  • Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Takustr. 3 (Hörsaal) 14195 Berlin; subway station: Dahlem-Dorf (U3)

Further Information

Achim Wiedekind, NanoScale Focus Area, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel. +49 30 838-55462, Email: