Sander Wezenberg, who works at the University of Groningen’s Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, received a prestigious Veni grant from NWO this summer. Wezenberg is planning to study ‘molecular handedness’. Many molecules in nature have a non-superimposable mirror image (left and right-handedness). In other words, they are chiral. The relationship between the left and right-handed molecules appears to influence certain important biological functions. Wezenberg is planning to develop chemical methods for determining and influencing chiral relationships.
The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
All supermassive black holes in the centres of galaxies appear to have periods when they swallow matter from their close surroundings. But that is about as far as the similarities go. That's the conclusion reached by British and Dutch astronomers...
PhD student Laura Nederveen is conducting research into Parkinson’s disease at the University of Groningen (UG). She is focusing on identifying causes of the disease, rather than on ways of implementing her knowledge. At least, until her uncle...
The Young Academy Groningen welcomes seven new members from diverse disciplines from the University of Groningen.
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