Working Group 1

Far-from-equilibrium self-assembly

Coordinator: Jan van Esch

List of Working Group Members

This Working Group will combine expertise from the supramolecular chemistry and far-from-equilibrium communities. Its main aim is to develop new methodology to design, prepare and analyze new systems that feature self-assembly far from equilibrium.

Working Group 2

Self-synthesizing materials and evolving replicators

Coordinator: Nicolas Giuseppone

List of Working Group Members

This working group will combine expertise in replication from the origin-of-life community and expertise in self-assembly from the supramolecular community and aims at establishing a new class of materials that are not only self-assembling but also self-synthesizing. By combining the supramolecular expertise on dynamic combinatorial chemistry with replicator chemistry and far-from-equilibrium conditions this Working Group will also study the molecular-level evolution of replicators.

Working Group 3

Compartmentalization

Coordinator: Peter Walde

List of Working Group Members

This working group will combine expertise from the origin-of-life community with supramolecular chemistry with the aim of making compartments that may be used to confine complex molecular systems in space.

Working Group 4

Information-rich molecules, from information to structure, function and chirality

Coordinator: Robert Pascal

List of Working Group Members

This working group combines prebiotic chemists from the origin-of-life community with supramolecular chemists in order to create synthetic information-rich molecules that can interact with complex chemical systems.


COST Action
CM1304


General Information
Start Date: 3-12-2013
End Date: 2-12-2017


Action Chair:
Prof. Sijbren Otto

Vice Chair:
Prof. Gonen Ashkenasy

STSM Manager:
Prof. Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo

Dissemination Manager:
Prof. Annette Taylor

Science Officer:
Dr. Lucia Forzi

Administrative Officer:
Ms. Svetlana Voinova