Welcome to the Cougnon group website!
Our group is affiliated to the NanoScience Centre and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Jyväkylä, Finland. Our research interests revolve around the field of Molecular Nanotopology. Tying knots with molecules is a powerful way to control their conformational states and to generate unusual properties that would not be accessible otherwise. In our group, we are developing new synthetic strategies to access knotted molecules and we are investigating the effect of topology on their behaviour.
Past and current fundings supporting our research: