Synthetic biology is making great strides in remodelling organisms and is rapidly heading towards creating new life. The debate about this is taking place outside the realm of the general public. Professor in biochemistry Bert Poolman finds this worrisome. Together with science journalist Arno Schrauwers he therefore wrote a book entitled ‘Synthetic biology. Man as Creator?’
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.
On 2 November, Eelco Glas will defend his PhD-thesis Flavius Josephus’ Self-Characterization in First-Century Rome: A Literary Analysis of the Autobiographical Passages in the Bellum Judaicum. in his thesis, Glas offers the first systematic...
On 10 September 2020, Kholoud Al-Ajarma will defend her dissertation ‘Mecca in Morocco: Negotiating the Meanings of Hajj in Everyday Life’ in order to receive the doctoral degree in Comparative Study of Religion at the University of Groningen.
The students of the UG Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies have chosen Dr Julia Martínez-Ariño , assistant professor of Sociology of Religion, as their Lecturer of the Year 2020.