8_04/2012Multilevel Molecular Assemblies: Structure, Dynamics, and Function The Transregional Collaborative Research Center (TRR 61): (Small 4/2012)

Inspired by natural systems and their fascinating properties, and facing the unsolved problems in molecular assemblies and their high scientific and economic potential, the DFG of Germany and the NSFC of China have jointly supported an interdisciplinary team of physicists, chemists, and biologists since 2008. The team comprises scientists from the University of Münster and the Tsinghua University in Beijing, as well as from Münster's Center of Nanotechnology and two institutes of the Chinese Academy of Science. Their objective is to develop multilevel molecular assemblies within the framework of a transregional collaboration, “Multilevel Molecular Assemblies: Structure, Dynamics, and Function,” which is also known as TRR 61. The selection of papers in this issue displays representative research activities of TRR 61, which is an excellent example of scientific collaboration between Germany and China. TRR 61 will hopefully inspire more international collaboration of this type because combining two different ways of thinking can result in startling advancement.

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