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43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress: Polymer Science in the Service of Society, 11-16 July 2010, Glasgow, UK

Supramolecular polymers and self assembly


Joachim Steinke, Imperial College London, UK

Co-Convener: Howard Colquhoun, University of Reading, UK

Co-Convener: Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve University, USA



Monday 12 July (afternoon)

Tuesday 13 July (morning and afternoon)

Keynote Speaker

Two-step folding of chiral polymers; towards single-chain nanoparticles
E.W. 'Bert' Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Invited Speakers

Star, Block and Graft Copolymers By Self-Assembly of Complementary Host- and Guest-Functionalized Polymeric Building Blocks
Harry Gibson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Artificial Polymerases and Molecular Chaperons
Akira Harada, Osaka University, Japan  

Development of Hydrogen Bonding Modules (HBM) as Bioinspired Nanoscale Adhesion Agents
Steven  Zimmerman, University of Illinois, USA


Enzyme Controlled Self-Assembly of Peptide-Polymer Conjugates
Hans Boerner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

New building blocks and driving forces in constructing nanoparticles and supermicelles
Daoyong Chen, Fudan University, China

Sequence-selective assembly of tweezer-molecules on oligomer and copolymer chains  
Howard Colquhoun, University of Reading, UK

Probing the nucleation pathway in chemical self-assembly
Tom de Greef, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Self-Assembled ABC Triblock Copolymer Helices
Hongjing Dou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Temperature Sensitive Supramolecular Self Assembly of per-6-PEO-beta-cyclodextrin and alpha,omega-diadamantyl-PNIPAM in water
Philippe Guegan, University of Evry, France

Studies on the effect of binding constants on healing ability of supramolecular polymer blends 
Wayne Hayes, University of Reading, UK

Unusual photo-driven size change in vesicles of azobenzene endcapped polyethylene glycol 
Xiao Hu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Tuning Rod-Coil Block Copolymer Aggregation via Heterosequences 
Andreas Kilbinger, University of Mainz, Germany

Controlled Aggregation-Induced Emission Enhancement and Quenching in Thiophene-Containing Molecular Gels 
Koji Miyamoto, Kumamoto University, Japan

Thermally induced morphology switching polymeric nanostructures 
Rachel O'Reilly, University of Warwick, UK

Semicrystalline Organometallic Block Copolymer Micelles with symmetrically substituted Poly(ferrocenylsilane) compartments 
Felix Schacher, University of Bristol, UK

Supramolecular Polymers in Water Mediated by Cucurbiturils 
Oren Scherman, University of Cambridge, UK

Mechanical Activation of Catalysts
Rint Sijbesma, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Syntheses of CD-based insulated molecular wires through the polymerization of fixed rotaxanes
Jun Terao, Kyoto University, Japan

Recognition of proteins and peptides using amphiphilic polymer nano-assemblies 
Sankaran Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Porous Organic Polymers and Networks: Structures and Properties 
Abbie Trewin, University of Liverpool, UK

Trimethylsilyl-labeled RAFT-Agent as NMR-Probe for Reversible Block Copolymer Self-Assembly 
Jan Weiß, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Science / University Potsdam, Germany

Synthesis and solution properties of telechelic poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazolines) bearing perfluorodecanyl end groups
Françoise Winnik, Université de Montréal, Canada

Poster Presenters

Polyoxazoline Thermoresponsive Micelles: Light and X-Ray Scattering Studies
Sergey Filippov, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Polymeric nanoparticles stabilized by surfactants: kinetic studies
Sergey Filippov, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
The self-assembly of polyphiles - a novel class of amphiphiles. Static and kinetic studies
Sergey Filippov, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, Czech Republic
Ionic Liquids and Ion Beams - Controlling and Quantifying Thin Polymer Film Surfaces
Richard Thompson, Durham University, United Kingdom
Semi-Crystalline Surface-Active Multi-End-Functional Polymer Blends
Richard Thompson, Durham University, United Kingdom
A versatile polymeric nucleating agent for isotactic polypropylene
Andrew Phillips, Monash University, Australia

Pickering emulsions stabilized by self-assembled colloidal particles of copolymers of P(St-alt-MAn)-co- P(VM-alt-MAn)
Xiaoya Liu, Jiangnan University, China
Sportive Removal of Methylene Blue from Water using Polyaniline Nanotubes
Mohamad Ayad, University of Tanta, Egypt
Self-assembly of novel low molecular weight urethane/urea materials
Andrew Slark, Henkel UK Limited, United Kingdom
Self-Assembled Healable Materials Through a Combination of pi-pi Stacking and Hydrogen Bonding Interactions
Barnaby Greenland, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Formation of Block-Selected Polypseudorotaxanes from ?-Cyclodextrin and Poly[(R,S)-3-hydroxybutyrate]-based Triblock Copolymers
Kerh Li Liu, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Singapore
Supramolecular Molecular Nanocapsules from Low-molecular Weight Ureas through Interfacial Addition Reaction in Miniemulsion 
Nathalie Sintes-Zydowicz, Université de Lyon, France
AFM-based single molecule force spectroscopy of complementary quadruple hydrogen-bonded systems
Anika Embrechts, University of Twente, Netherlands
 The effect of cucurbit[n]uril on the morphology, solubility and the photophysical properties of conjugated polymers in an aqueous medium
Dönüs Tuncel, Bilkent University, Turkey
The Modulation of Photochromism in Polymer Matrices
Francesca Ercole, CRC for Polymers, Australia
Hierarchical self-assembly structures of supramolecular monodendritic liquid-crystalline block copolymer
Wei-Tsung Chuang, National Synchrotron Radiation Reearch Center, Taiwan
Quantifying polymer-DNA interactions through non-linear modelling of fluorescence data
Jonas Mindemark, Uppsala University, Sweden
Snapshots of Amyloidal Aggregation by AFM Single-Molecule Statistical Analysis of b-Lactoglobulin Fibrils
Raffaele Mezzenga, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Design and synthesis of functional polymeric nanostructures utilizing CRP techniques and Metal-ligand interactions
Joseph Patterson, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
A Computational Approach to Predicting Gas Diffusion in Organic Cages
Daniel Holden, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Porous organic cages for gas storage 
Shan Jiang, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Metal Lined Nanoparticles - Core hollowing removal studies
Helen Willcock, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Tailoring surface topology of multicomponent films built-up using Layer by layer self-assembly by adjusting interaction capacities
Daniel Portinha, IMP INSA Lyon Universite de Lyon, France
Design of fatty acid based supramolecular polymers and networks for large scale syntheses
Damien Montarnal, ESPCI, Paris, France
Polyrotaxanes Based on Fluorene Copolymers for Micro/Optoelectronic Applications
Nathalie Jarroux, University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France
Structure and rheological properties of nano-ordered materials from PSAN-POE-PSAN block copolymers for membranes and solid electrolytes applications
Emmanuel Beaudoin, Université de Provence, France
Structural and Dynamical Properties of Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Polymers
Eric Buhler, University Paris Diderot, France
Interpolymer polyelectrolyte complexes of macromolecules having different affinity to solvent
Valentina Vasilevskaya, Nesmeyanov Insitute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Federation
Evolution of molecular structure of polyaniline nanotubes during oxidation of aniline in acetic acid
Zuzana Rozlívková, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Republic
Self-assembly of biopolymers in mixed solvents
Ilja Voets, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Controlling the Assembly of Nanorod/Block Copolymer Composites
Elina Ploshnik, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Nanoparticle Organization Into Branched Morphologies Using Thin Films Of A Crystalline  Polymer As Dynamic Templates
Mariela Pavan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Temperature Induced Self-Assembly of Triple-Responsive Triblock Copolymers in Dilute Aqueous Solution
Jan Weiss, University of Potsdam, Germany
Stepwise assembly of the same polyelectrolytes using host-guest interaction to obtain microcapsules with multiresponsive properties
Zhipeng Wang, Max-Planck Institute of Colliods and Interfaces, Germany
Manipulation of a Helical Conformation of a Cationic Polythiophene through Supramolecular Complexation with a Modified Polysaccharide
Tomohiro Shiraki, Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT), Japan
New Multi-stimuli Responsive Macromolecular Assemblies
Patrice Woisel, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France
The influence of the polymeric backbone on the folding of supramolecular based single-chain nanoparticles
Patrick Stals, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
To fold or not to fold in discotic based polymer chains: a combined spectroscopic and light scattering approach
Martijn Gillissen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Parallel versus perpendicular lamellar-within-lamellar self-assembly of A-b-(B-b-A)n-b-C ternary multiblock copolymer melts
Vladimir Markov, RUG, Netherlands
Synthesis and characterization of electrical sensitive smart polymer from Gum ghatti and Acrylamide
Balbir Singh Kaith, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, India
Porphyrin polymer assisted self-assembly of unmodified fullerene C60 and effect of polymer structure
Xuan Zhang, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
Self-organization of amphiphilic macromolecules with helical secondary structure
Mikhail Glagolev, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Nanoparticles formed by poly(methacrylic acid)-block-poly(ethylene oxide)/N-dodecylpyridinium chloride complexes in aqueous solutions
Miroslav Stepanek, Charles University, Czech Republic
Polymer-water interactions in association processes of Pluronics and their modification
Adriana Sturcova, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Republic
Dynamic Covalent Diblock Copolymers
Alexander Jackson, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Formation of Star Polymers Containing Core Cross-Linked by Reversible Imine Bonds
Alexander Jackson, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Hydrogels from Aromatic Sugar Amphiphiles
Alison A. Edwards, Universities of Kent and Greenwich at Medway, United Kingdom
Investigating the Potential Of Polymer-Scaffolded Dynamic Combinatorial Libraries
Ben Murray, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Synergistic Hofmeister effect on the LCST of poly(2-isopropyl oxazoline)-based double hydrophilic block copolymers tuned by chaotropic salts
Clara Valverde Serrano, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
Various Amphiphilic Block-Copolymer Morphologies through Simultaneous Chain-Growth and Self-Assembling in Water 
Stéphanie Boisse, UPMC Université Paris 6, France
Cubic to hexagonal phase transition induced by electric field
Petr Stepanek, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Republic
Structure of self-organized diblock copolymer solutions in partially miscible solvents
Petr Stepanek, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Republic
Amyloid-like nanofibrils from self-assembly of peptides and peptide- PEG copolymers
Ge Cheng, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Self-assembly of difunctional halogen-bonding molecules: A new family of supramolecular liquid crystalline polymers induced by halogen bond
Jianwei Xu, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
All-conjugated bis-terpyridines - building blocks of supramolecular polymers
Jan Svoboda, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Enzyme-triggered Self-assembled Semiconducting Pyrene- peptide Nanofibers
JunTae Kim, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Biodegradable Cross-linking-De-Crosslinking Polycaprolactone based systems
Nathalie Mignard, Université de Lyon, France
Theoretical study of micelles with ion-containing cores
Elena Kramarenko, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Hollow Spherical Supramolecular Dendrimers
Sami Nummelin, Aalto University, Finland
Temperature responsive nanospheres with bicontinuous internal structure from a semi-crystalline amphiphilic block copolymer
Beulah McKenzie, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Towards control of the size and morphology of bicontinuous nanospheres from block copolymers of poly (ethylene oxide) and octadecyl methacrylate
Beulah McKenzie, University of Kent, United Kingdom