What is LEAPS ?

LEAPS, "Light Effected autonomous molecular pumps: Towards active transporters and actuating materials", is a European Research Council Advanced Grant Project led by Prof. Alberto Credi for the realisation of nanoscale systems that can transport molecules in a controlled manner using the energy of light. With nearly 2.5 million Euros in funding, the LEAPS project is the first of its kind for the University of Bologna and is only the fifth in the field of science chemicals in all of Italy since 2007. LEAPS holds promising expectations to open new avenues in various fields of science, technology and medicine.