Group Activities

Feb. 2020 - Group retreat #5 in Waimes, with great seminars, fantastic food and a short visit of the nearby city of Monschau. Thanks Moritz and Christian for organising this trip.

Jan. 2020 - The group enjoyed an insightful visit to Sanofi-Aventis in Frankfurt, hosted by former PhD student Daniel Spitzer.

Nov. 2019 - Congratulations to Ronja and David for successfully defending their PhD theses. Bravo, Dr. Otter and Dr. Straßburger!

Aug. 2019 - The group participated at the Mainz 5k Firmenlauf. Well done!

Aug. 2019 - The Besenius lab's fantastic paintball group activity.

Jul. 2019 - Four years after the first visit, this year's hiking trip went past the Niederwalddenkmal again. Thanks Maren and Tim for organising a fantastic day.

Apr. 2019 - Congratulations to Vanessa for successfully defending her PhD thesis. Bravo, Dr. Lewe!

Mar. 2019 - Fantastic group retreat #4 in Strasbourg, with great seminars, food and a visit of the European Parliament. Thanks Lydia and Jonas for the organisation.

Jan. 2019 - Congratulations to Patrick for successfully defending his PhD thesis. Bravo, Dr. Ahlers!

Sep. 2018 - Well done to the group, for participating at the Mainz 5k Firmenlauf.

Aug. 2018 - The Besenius group competed in a neck and neck race at the go-kart track in Heidesheim.

May 2018 - Congratulations to Daniel for successfully defending his PhD thesis. Bravo, Dr. Spitzer!

Oct. 2017 - Congratulations to Benedict for successfully defending his PhD thesis. Bravo, Dr. Kemper!

Sep. 2017 - We participated at the Mainz 5k Firmenlauf. Well done to the group. Thanks to Wich lab for the pictures.

Apr. 2017 - A fantastic week, packed with exciting lectures and lively poster sessions has just finished. Pictures from the Meijer-Lab / MAINZ Mini Symposium on 'Advanced Materials Through Supramolecular and Macromolecular Functional Systems' can be found here, and pictures of the MAINZ Masterclass on 'Supramolecular Functional Materials' here.

Dec. 2016 - The Besenius lab goes 'Kegeln' with collaborators and friends for this year's Christmas party.

Sep. 2016 - Our annual group retreat with great talks, food and wine took place in Siersthal, Northern Vosges Natural Park.


Apr. 2016 - Congratulations to Dr. Hendrik Frisch and Dr. Ralph Appel, the first two PhD students to graduate from the Besenius Lab.


Oct. 2015 - The first Besenius group retreat took place in Senheim, on the Moselle river.


Jun. 2015 - The hike through the Rheingau together with the group of Prof. Kunz was a full success.
The pictures speak for themselves.

Jan. 2015 - After three and a half years of research at the University of Münster, our group is moving to the University of Mainz.

Dec. 2012 - The 2nd German Symposium in Supramolecular Chemistry, is announced and open for registration:
Link to the press release from the University of Münster.

May 2011 - Following Pol’s appointment at the Organic Chemistry Institute - University of Münster, a first version of our website goes online.