ICMSE 2019 is co-organized by the Dutch Research Center for Functional Molecular Systems (FMS) and the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) “Molecular Systems Engineering” in Switzerland.

Organizing Committee

Wilhelm Huck, Chair
Peter Korevaar, Secretary (p.korevaar@science.ru.nl)
Roeland Nolte

FMS Research Center

The FMS Research Center is a partnership of the organic and macromolecular chemistry teams of the Eindhoven University of Technology, Radboud University in Nijmegen, and the University of Groningen, all located in The Netherlands. It was brought together to extend the frontiers of chemical self­assembly and to complete a single grand challenge, i.e. the construction of functional life-like molecular systems. The FMS Research Center was founded on February 1, 2013, and has been established through a 26 M€ grant from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of The Netherlands within the framework of the novel Gravitation program.

The NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and is headed by the University of Basel and ETH Zürich. This center combines the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics with those of bioinformatics, engineering, and healthcare. Its scientific aim is to synthesize, assemble, and engineer molecular modules into molecular factories approaching the complexity of a cell. These molecular factories will be used for industrial production or to control cellular systems in health and disease.