Jul. 2022 - The Besenius lab enjoyed a wonderful day canoeing on the Lahn. Thanks Yuqi for organizing a great trip.
Feb. 2022: Group retreat #6 in Freudenstadt. Interesting talks, a city tour and an amazing residence. Thanks to Kamila and Jessica for organizing this trip.
Jan. 2022 - Congratulations to Jonas for successfully defending his PhD thesis. Bravo, Dr. Kölsch!
Jul. 2021 - Great hiking trip in the vineyards south of Mainz. Thanks Katrina and Jessica for organising a fantastic day.
Jul. 2021 - Congratulations to Lydia for successfully defending her PhD thesis. Bravo, Dr. Zengerling!
Jun. 2021 - Congratulations to Christian for successfully defending his PhD thesis. Bravo, Dr. Berač!
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: http://www.uni-muenster.de/SupraChem2013.
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.