Chandigarh

“DISCOVER YOUR TALENT TO ACHIEVE BIG”-BEN FERINGA

March 13, 2019 08:47 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News) 

Panjab University Chandigarh celebrated Platinum Jubilee of “Panjab University  Pharmaceutical Sciences” in 13th Chandigarh Science Congress. Platinum Jubilee oration  by Professor Ben Feringa was the main attraction of the event where he delivered his   talk on “Joy of success”.

Professor Bernard Lucas Feringa, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Raman Chair  Professor, Indian Academy of Science, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, is a  member of Royal Netherland Academy of Sciences as well as member of Council of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Professor Bernard Lucas Feringurged the young scientists to discover their Talent. His mantra for success is:  “follow your dreams”, “be confident”, “discover your energy”, “discover your limits”.  He further asked the youth to know their passion and to set the bar for achieving the  unknown.Those present included Prof. Raj Kumar, PU VC, former VCs, PU fellows, Deans,  Chairpersons, faculty, researchers and students. 

  
  
His research interest includes stereochemistry, organic synthesis, molecular switches, self assembly nanosystems etc. In his talk, Dr. Feringa shared myriad of research areas and appreciated the  human brain with the discovery of aircraft. However, he appreciated Mother Nature  about the amazing science and biological machinery that we have in our body inside  every cell.

He added the significance of molecular motors (ATPase enzyme in body) that work for production of energy molecule (ATP) in body and millions of such motors are working in body for continuous production of fuel. He said his team is working on  designing therapeutic drug that will response with light flash with optical on and off  command and help in precise delivery of drug in body to combat resistance and fight  tumor. His team has designed nano car that are simply light energy driven molecule  made up of 95% water. These nano cars can have enormous applications like making self- cleansing glasses self-cleansing coating on cars etc.

These molecular motors can be  delivered inside body as nano robots and deliver drug, fight against various disease or perform repair work. His lab is a team of about 15 motivated Ph.D and postdoc.  

He urged the young scientists to discover their Talent. His mantra for success is:  “follow your dreams”, “be confident”, “discover your energy”, “discover your limits”.  He further asked the youth to know their passion and to set the bar for achieving the  unknown.Those present included Prof. Raj Kumar, PU VC, former VCs, PU fellows, Deans,  Chairpersons, faculty, researchers and students. 

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