Jasper is the group leader and has experience in organic synthesis, crystallography and NMR through various experiences in England and Estonia. He now combines these experiences in the synthesis of new macrocyclic molecules in drug delivery. Synthesis of new molecules, characterising their structures, binding properties and dynamics by NMR and in the solid-state by crystallographic techniques are fascinating undertakings for daily work and for future usability of the systems. As much as science is an interest, it is equally important to work in a respectable, dynamic, friendly and driven working environment. Jasper wants to meet both of these interests for the group’s performance. Jasper is a triplet and is keen to do sports and engage in interesting conversations in his free time.
Helena joined the group in 2021 as a postdoctoral researcher. (Her current research focuses on the synthesis and investigation of new macrocycles as functional cavitands.) She is originally from Germany but before moving to Tallinn she studied in Innsbruck, Austria where she did her PhD in organometallic synthesis with a focus on artificial photosynthesis. In her free time, she loves to run, hike, play volley and travel.
Mari-Liis is a third year PhD student focusing her work on the synthesis of oxacalixarene and flexible macrocycles. Currently Mari-Liis is on maternity leave to then come back to the lab after her break.
Ngan is a first year PhD student focusing her work on the synthesis of new chiral hemicucurbiturils. She obtained a BS in chemical engineering and technology in Viet Nam. She then received MS from Sookmyung Women University, working on the synthesis of macrocycles from new tetrathiafulvalene derivatives. In her free time, she loves to play chess and badminton.
Kirsti is a second-year applied chemistry student from TalTech. After first bachelor year, she started working in the organic asymmetric synthesis laboratory in TalTech and in February 2021, she joined Supramolecular Chemistry group in NICPB. In NICPB, she is more oriented towards NMR, researching aggregation possibilities of coumarins.