Eric Benjamins is a researcher for Friesland Campina and the Carbohydrate Competence Center (CCC), a University-associated research institute that studies carbohydrates. He is working on an enzyme system that converts lactose from dairy milk into galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), which are marketed as an ingredient for baby formula. Benjamins is investigating whether the enzyme can be used more than once, thus reducing costs for the manufacturer.
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Scientists at SRON, VU and RUG have now developed a model that predicts whether there is a carbon cycle present on exoplanets, provided the mass, core size and amount of CO2 are known.
On 26 April, Bert Poolman (Avereest, 1959) was appointed Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. He is Professor of Biochemistry and programme director of the Groningen Centre for Synthetic Biology at the Faculty of Science and Engineering,...
On 26 April, Amina Helmi (Bahia Blanca, Argentina, 1970) was appointed Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. She is Professor of Dynamics, Structure and Formation of the Milky Way at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, which is part of the Faculty...
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