Three young University of Groningen scientists are set to begin conducting research abroad, funded by prestigious Rubicon grants awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Among them is Marnix Medema, who studies the substances made by bacteria and fungi. These can be used in antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs. By sampling as wide a range of chemical, genetic and ecological diversity as possible with a computer, Medema wants to track down new medicines in the biochemical universe.
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.
Yesterday, a team of RUG students won the European Rover Challenge in Poland, a three-day competition in which student teams from all over the world compete.
BirdEyes is the Centre for Global and Ecological Change initiated by, among other partners, FSE and Campus Fryslân
Billerbeck, researcher at the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB), receives about 1.5 million for her part in the project.
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