Lab Announcements

July 12, 2019

Professor Ali Trabolsi is featured in the Emerging Investigators Issue 2019 in the journal Chemical Communications. Congratulations, Ali!

July 9, 2019

The Trabolsi Research Group had a manuscript published by Chemical Communications entitled: Self-assembly of Stimuli-Responsive Imine-linked Calix[4]arene Nanocapsules for Targeted Camptothecin Delivery. This manuscript reports a novel polymeric drug delivery system, which can be utilized for targeted and specific anticancer drug delivery. Congratulations to Dinesh, Tina, Ali and Dr. Olson.

July 7, 2019

Professor Ali Trabolsi is visiting the group of Professor Thomas Jung from PSI, Switzerland in July as part of an ongoing collaboration which examines the self-assembly of mechanically interlocked molecules on solid surfaces. 

July 4, 2019

Professor Ali Trabolsi gave a presentation on Synthesis and Applications of Metal-Organic Knots at the Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.

June 2, 2019

Research Associate, Gobinda Das attended ISMSC 2019, held in Lecce, Italy, June 2-6, 2019. Gobinda also attended Supramol2019 in Lecce, June 6-8 where he gave a poster presentation entitled  Redox-Triggered Buoyancy and Size Modulation of a Covalent Organic Gel.

May 22, 2019

Our manuscript entitled "Potent and selective in vitro and in vivo antiproliferative effects of metal–organic trefoil knots" was published as a Hot Article in Chemical Science. Congratulations to Farah, Thiru, Tina and Ali as well as our collaborators from NYUAD and other institutions! This paper has received local, regional and international coverage and was highlighted on the front page of The National

May 15, 2019

Research Scientist, Farah Benyettou gave 2 presentations at SupraBio 2019 held in Barcelona, Spain. The titles of Farah’s abstracts are:
1. Potent and Selective In Vitro and In Vivo Antiproliferative Effects of Metal-Organic Trefoil Knots
2. Fighting Cancer using Supramolecular Nanodevices: Toward the "Magic Bullet" Science

April 25, 2019

Our manuscript entitled Redox-Triggered Buoyancy and Size Modulation of a Dynamic Covalent Gel was published by Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations to Gobinda, Thiru, Ali and all of our collaborators!

April 24, 2019

Graduating students Sandra Emad Boutros and Anastassiya Knyazeva defended their Capstone Projects to Professor Ali Trabolsi and several other members of the NYUAD Chemistry program. Sandra presented an abstract entitled “Calix[4]arene-Crown Ether Porous Organic Polymers for Lithium Recovery”. Anastassiya’s abstract was entitled “Investigation of the Relationship Between Material Properties and Self-healing in Crystals of Boronic Esters and Disulfides”.

April 23, 2019

Professor Ali Trabolsi gave a presentation onSmart Porous Polycalix[n]arenes: Design Principles to Multi-facet Applications (Environment and Drug Delivery)” as part of the Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) Seminar held at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The seminar was attended by ~120 people and was followed by a stimulating and engaging Q&A session. 

April 16, 2019

Graduate student Tina Skorjanc was awarded second place in the category of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the UAE Graduate Student Research Conference (UAE GRSC) held at Zayed University. Tina’s paper, “Remarkably efficient removal of carcinogenic bromate from water by porphyrin-viologen covalent organic framework synthesized through the Zincke reaction” was one of 61 submissions in Engineering and Physical Sciences and  120 in all disciplines combined.

March 20, 2019

Graduate student, Tina Skorjanc’s paper entitled Remarkably Efficient Removal of Carcinogenic Bromate from Water by Porphyrin-Viologen Covalent Organic Framework Synthesized Through the Zincke Reaction was accepted for presentation at UAE GSRC 2019, April 16, 2019, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

March 11, 2019

The Trabolsi group's manuscript entitled "Thioether-Crown-Rich Calix[4]arene Porous Polymer for Highly Efficient Removal of Mercury from Water" was published by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations to Dinesh, Ali and Sandra on her first paper!

March 4, 2019

Research Associate, Gobinda Das’ abstract entitled Redox-Triggered Buoyancy and Size Modulation of a Covalent Organic Gel was accepted for presentation at ISMSC 2019, June 2-8, 2019, Lecce, Italy. 

February 24, 2019

Graduate student Tina Skorjanc attended the International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM) 2019 in Ras Al Khaimah to present a poster entitled Covalent Calix[4]arene Nanocapsules for Efficient Camptothecin Delivery. Authors of this project include research scientist Dr. Dinesh Shetty, graduate student Tina Skorjanc and Prof. Ali Trabolsi. Each year IWAM is sponsored by the Ras Al Khaimah Center for Advanced Materials and Tina received a student travel grant to attend the event. 

February 15, 2019

Graduate student Tina Skorjanc was accepted to the Global Research Initiatives 2019 Summer Dissertation Writing Workshop in Washington D.C. Congratulations Tina!

February 8, 2019

Research Scientist Dinesh Shetty received a prestigious National Academy of Science early career fellowship for his research on developing novel materials for water purification. As part of the award, he will travel to Penn State University, PA to exchange his ideas and learn about new developments in the field. 

January 22, 2019

Our manuscript entitled "Design strategies and redox-dependent applications of insoluble viologen-based covalent organic polymers" was accepted for publication by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations to Global PhD Student, Tina Skorjanc and other members of the Trabolsi Research Group.

January 15, 2019

Our manuscript entitled "Metal-Organic Self-Assembled Trefoil Knots for C-Br Bond Activation" has been accepted for publication by ACS Catalysis. Congratulations to Research Scientist Thirumurugan Prakasam and Associate Professor Ali Trabolsi as well as contributors from collaborating institutions.

January 10, 2019

Research Scientist, Farah Benyettou had two abstracts accepted for presentation at SupraBio 2019 to be held in Barcelona, Spain, May 15-17, 2019. The titles of Farah’s abstracts are: Potent and Selective In Vitro and In Vivo Antiproliferative Effects of Metal-Organic Trefoil Knots & Fighting Cancer using Supramolecular Nanodevices: Toward the "Magic Bullet" Science

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