2016 Summer Research opportunity in Budapest, Hungary

I am pleased to announce the 2nd edition of NSF-sponsored IRES project entitled: U.S.-Hungarian Research on Harvesting Light Energy for Redox Chemistry and Biomolecule Labeling.

As part of this project, four students will participate in a 10 week program beginning in late May and concluding at the end of July. Participants will have a 2 week orientation at Lebanon Valley College prior to departure followed by a 8 week research experience at Eötvös Loránd University. You can check out the adventures of the first group of students during the summer of 2015 at their Facebook group.

Program features:

  • Full travel expenses
  • Room and board
  • $5000 stipend
  • An international research experience at a major research university with close mentorship and interactions with dynamic faculty and students.

Application Deadline: December 11, 2015 Applications now accepted until December 18

The application can be downloaded here: 2016 application

About our hosts:

Zoltán Novák: The Novak group develops new chemical reactions using transition metal complexes containing iron, copper, and palladium. The group is particularly interested in reactions that functionalize C-H bonds and also uses photochemistry to generate reactive intermediates. Group Website

Peter2Péter Kele: The selective, chemical labeling of biomolecules using a fluorescent probe has applications in bio-technology and medicinal research. The Kele group works on the synthesis and character-ization of fluorophore-containing molecules capable of reactions which are fast, high yielding, and biocompatible with other naturally occurring reactive sites. The group focuses especially on reagents for which a large increase in fluorescence is observed following reaction (“turn on fluorescence”). Group Website