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.
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.
M1 grants have an amount of around EUR 360,000 and are intended for realizing curiosity-driven, fundamental research of high quality and / or scientific urgency.
Eleven partners from three countries (The Netherlands, Spain, and Cyprus) and the European Science Engagement Association have developed teaching modules on biodiversity, water management, and bird migration.
Last week, Ben Feringa and Anouk Lubbe presented the first copy of their book Alledaagse Moleculen (Everyday Molecules) to minister Robbert Dijkgraaf. The richly illustrated book offers an accessible overview of 180 substances in our daily lives....
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