Who presented the best poster at IUPAC | CHAINS 2023? It was up to the audience to decide.  

At any conference, the poster presentations really reflect the scientific ‘zeitgeist’. This is where you see a snapshot of what is going on in labs around the world. According to the participant of IUPAC | CHAINS 2023, these researchers did the best job of conveying their ideas and results to the audience. An overview of the winners of a poster prize at IUPAC | CHAINS 2023, sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry.  

Track:  Molecular Frontiers 


Beeld: Gerrit Vermeulen

Kelly Brown receives the award from Floris Rutjes

 Kelly Brown – University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK) 

‘Non-traditional Applications of Electroanalytical Chemistry’  


 Bengi Şentürk – Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) 

‘Discovery of Thiosemicarbazone as a New Photoswitch’ 


Track: Health  


Beeld: Gerrit Vermeulen

Sophie Wintermans

Sophie Wintermans -  Leiden University (The Netherlands) 

‘High throughput screening method for RNA targeting’ 




Beeld: Gerrit Vermeulen

Ru Jiang

Ru Jiang – University of Groningen (The Netherlands) 

‘Novel artificial Metalloenzymes for Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Michael Addition to Nitroalkenes’ 


Track: Sustainability 


Beeld: Gerrit Vermeulen

Emelin Yhoany Luna Barrios (left), Beatriz Chícaro (right)

Emelin Yhoany Luna Barrios – Ghent University (Belgium) 

‘Co-solvent enables PET glycolysis at 65C in 1h, reducing the CO2 emissions up to 20% in comparison to the solvent free proces’ 


Beatriz Chícharo – Ca’ foscari University, Venice (Italy) 

‘New families of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural derived biopolymers’ 


Track: Smart & Energy materials 


Beeld: Gerrit Vermeulen

Stefan Wijker

Stefan Wijker – Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands). 

‘Revealing the shape of single-chain polymeric nanoparticles’ 


Kirstin Becker – University of Groningen (The Netherlands) 

‘Climbing “Up” the near-infrared window of dye-sensitized upconversion for photovoltaics’ 



Track: Ethics, education and society 


Beeld: Gerrit Vermeulen

João Paulo Stadler

João Paulo Stadler - Instituto Federal do Paraná, Palmas paraná, (Brazil) 

Socio-scientific controversies about sustainability in brazilian textbooks’