A group of students at the University of Groningen are developing a revolutionary membrane for generating ‘blue energy’, electricity created from the ‘collision’ between salt water and fresh water. Currently, artificial membranes are used for this, but these break quickly and are expensive. The students are attempting to make a membrane from bacteria. The group will be competing in Boston this September in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, where 280 student teams will present biological machines they have developed themselves. The Groningen students are seeking support for their project via the special crowdfunding website
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Carlijn van Beek has won the 2021 Golden Master Award for her Master’s research. She is Master’s student in Chemistry at the University of Groningen (UG). The award has been granted by the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) since 2009.
The Vikings were active in North America in the year 1021 AD. This now represents the earliest – and only – known year in which Europeans were present in the Americas prior to the arrival of Columbus in 1492 AD. It also represents a definitive point...
Every year, the University of Groningen composes a multidisciplinary team of students who compete in the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. iGEM is an international competition in biotechnology aimed at finding new...
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