Almost all aspects of life are engineered at the molecular level, and without understanding molecules we can only have a sketchy understanding of life itself”  Francis Crick (1988)

Following the great success of the previous edition, we are pleased to cordially invite you to join us at the  2ndSchool of Supramolecular and Bio-Nanomaterials (2nd SBN School).

This School was born out of the desire  to provide a research-led overview of the current state-of-the-art in self-assembly phenomena, applied supramolecular chemistry and bio-nanomaterials.

Taking inspiration from Nature, the attendees will be guided through all aspects of chemistry underpinning the formation of hierarchical structures and complex functionalities.

During an intense training week the attendees will learn how to design and develop functional materials through the combination and assembly of organic, inorganic, coordination, biological molecules, and higher-level building units.

The field of supramolecular systems and bio-nanomaterials is both timely and highly interdisciplinary and this School wishes to foster a collaborative, multidisciplinary, and dynamic “playground” for presenting and discussing the most recent research results in field of supramolecular chemistry and self-assembled materials. It will be a unique opportunity for young/early career researchers to meet the actors of the community, but also share the great diversity and quality of their results.

Welcome to  the 2nd School
of Supramolecular and Bio-Nanomaterials



Book of abstract



A beautiful location

Lake Como School of Advanced studies is located c/o Fondazione Alessandro Volta in the beautiful setting of Villa del Grumello, in Como, Italy

Venue & Accommodation

The Lake Como School of Advanced Studies is an international research facility. We run fellowships, short term programmes on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects, that share a common focus on complex systems.