Prof. Maarten Honing joins Dutch Chemistry Council
Prof. dr. Maarten Honing has joined the newly established Dutch Chemistry Council (DCC), the successor to the Raad van de Natuur- en Scheikunde, set up in 2016. Made up of representatives from all Dutch universities, the DCC has an advisory role in promoting the interests of importance of chemistry in academic research and education. As a member of the council, professor Honing will help develop a long-term vision on the importance of chemistry to contemporary and future society. The executive board (core team) consists of Prof. dr. W. Huck (Chair; Radboud University Nijmegen), Prof. dr. B. Poolman (University of Groningen), Dr. ir. M. Wubbolts (Corbion), Prof. dr. K. Nijmeijer (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Prof. dr. C. Fonseca Guerra (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).
Prof. dr. Honing works at the MS division of M4i (Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging) institute. His research involves the "mapping" (Imaging) of dynamic systems, such as biochemical reactions. His research group focuses on the design and development of new MS and SPR (Surface Plasmon Resonance) techniques to retrieve information on molecular structures, primarily in biochemical reactions in cells (Organ-on-the-Chip) or in complex chemical reactions in flow reactors.
The mission of the Council can be found in art 2.1 of the statutes and is as follows:
‘’The Council has an initiating, monitoring and advisory role in promoting the interests of chemistry in the field of academic research and education. The Council will also communicate the importance of the discipline for our present and future society, and it will do so with a long-term vision in mind and in consultation with other disciplines.”