University of Groningen scientists have created an antibiotic whose activity is regulated using light. It can be ‘switched on' just before it’s to be used, after which it slowly becomes less active. This can prevent the active antibiotic from entering the environment and causing bacteria there to become more resistant. This innovation was described in an article in Nature Chemistry.
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.
From 24 - 27 June, AIMED, COVER, and IFMSA Groningen hosted aiHackCovid, the online AI - COVID-19 hackathon. Talented students and staff from a variety of fields in AI, computer science, and epidemiology took on COVID-19 and found fascinating...
WEAVE, an ingenious spectrometer with thousands of movable glass fibres, is almost ready for use by astronomers. This has been announced by a team of astronomers and technicians under the leadership of Scott Trager (University of Groningen). The...
Antonis Vakis and Bayu Jayawardhana have been nominated for the 2021 Huibregtsen Prize for their research project ‘Harvesting infinite wave energy with the Ocean Grazer’.
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