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Mo Sun Receives Associate Professorship

livMatS Postdoc moves to Fudan University in China

Jan 22, 2021

Since January 1, 2021, Dr. Mo Sun has held an associate professorship with tenure track at Fudan University in China. Sun was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Andreas Walther at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Freiburg. At the same time, he was a member of the Research Area B at the livMatS cluster. There he worked in the project "Dissipative Systems Engineering: chemically fueled active molecular systems" on dynamic chemical systems driven by adenotriposphate.

"The professorship is a great opportunity for me, and I am looking forward to the new challenges that await me at Fudan University," says Sun. "Working with people from diverse academic and personal backgrounds in the group of Andreas Walther and in the livMatS cluster has laid the foundation for this next step in my career as a scientist. It gave me the opportunity to continuously advance my research."

At Fudan University Sun will work in the group of Prof. Dr. Myongsoo Lee, where he will focus on dynamic self-assembly of chemical systems based on synthetic amphiphiles with controllable functions. Sun hopes to develop systems that hold similar characteristics like the microtubules. These molecular structures control essential functions in the cell, such as cell division or locomotion. They are composed of proteins and are constantly being built up and broken down dynamically. Sun and the group at Fudan University want to develop systems that can flexibly adapt to different conditions, similar to the microtubules.

More information on Mo Sun’s research at Fudan University