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Former Members (2016.5-)

Former Internship Students
Anouk Rossen (2017)
Anouk grew up in the small city of Wijk bij Duurstede in the Netherlands. After finishing high school she spent a year in Kyoto teaching conversational English and fell in love with Japan and its culture. She went on to study Molecular Science and Technology, a joint degree between Delft University of Technology and Leiden University, and received her BSc degree in 2015. Her Bachelor thesis work in the group of Supramolecular and Biomaterials Chemistry, supervised by Dr. Nestor Lopez Mora and Prof. Alexander Kros, concerned GUV-LUV fusion using coiled coil peptide interactions. When, during her Supramolecular Chemistry course for the Master Chemistry at Leiden University, she read a publication by the Fujita group she was intrigued by their approach and way of dealing with problems, and she applied for a 5-month internship position as a Master student. Apart from learning new experimental techniques, she hopes to gain new insights on how to handle different scientific problems, and gain an understanding of the way scientific research is conducted in Japan.
Ex. Post-docs
Dr. Nicolas Zigon (2014-2016)

Profile: 2015-2016 Research fellow - Univ. of Tokyo - Pr. M. Fujita 2014-2015 JSPS Research fellow (PD) - Univ. of Tokyo - Pr. M. Fujita 2010-2013 PhD - Univ. of Strasbourg - Pr. M. W. Hosseini 2008-2010 Master degree - Univ. of Strasbourg - Pr. M. W. Hosseini Awards: - JSPS Research fellowship (PD) - 2014-2015 - PhD prize from the Univ. of Strasbourg - 2014 - MENRT fellowship of the French Ministry of Education and Research - 2010-2013

Present address: Frank Würthner Group at Universität Würzburg

Dr. Vincent Duplan (2014-2016)

Vincent Duplan obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Nicolas Winssinger at the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS), University of Strasbourg in 2013. Then, in the same institute, he subsequently undertook postdoctoral studies in the group of Prof. Jean-Pierre Sauvage. In April 2014, he joined the group of Prof. Makoto Fujita at the University of Tokyo as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow. His current research interests focus on the development of new applications for the crystalline sponge method.
Dr. Bernd M. Schmidt (2014-2016)

Bernd M. Schmidt received his Ph.D. in 2013 after research on organic fluorine chemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and at the Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan with Professor Dieter Lentz and Professor Hidehiro Sakurai, supported by the JSPS and the DFG. After a short stay at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where his main research focused on photochromism in the group of Professor Stefan Hecht, he was a Humboldt fellow in the group of Professor Makoto Fujita.

Present address: Stefan Hecht Lab. at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dr. Federico Bertani (2015-2016)

Federico received his Master Degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Parma (Italy) in 2010, with a thesis on synthesis of pseudorotaxane systems calix[6]arene based for functionalization of gold nanoparticles. After one year working at Eulip S.p.A. in quality control and R&D laboratories, in 2012 he started the Ph.D. in Materials Science under the supervision of Prof. Enrico Dalcanale (University of Parma): his research focused on synthesis of Single Molecule Magnets (SMMs) and tetraphosphonate cavitands for theranostic nanoparticles. In 2014 he spent six months at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Swager Group, where he worked on the development of materials for the sequestration of toxic cigarette smoke constituents. After obtaining his Ph.D., Federico joined the Fujita group as a postdoctoral researcher in 2015. His current research interest focuses on the development of a method for X-ray crystallography of biologically active compounds using self-assembled coordination cages.
Dr. Anupam Khutia (2015-2017)

Dr. Manabu Hoshino (2014-2017)

Dr. Shitao Wang (2013-2017)

2006.09-2010.07 Zhengzhou University, Bachelor of Engineering;
2010.09-2013.07 Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Master of Science.
2013.10- PhD course at Fujita Lab.
2016.10  PhD
2016-2017  JSPS Post-doc at Fujita Lab.