A team of eleven students have designed a new bacteria: the freshness sensor. Put the bacteria on a piece of meat and it tells you straight away whether it's fresh or not. The bacteria is competing for prizes awarded at an annual international competition for students involved in synthetic biology: iGEM 2012. The team recently became champion in the European iGEM competition. The Groningen team include both Bachelor’s and Master’s students doing a range of degree programmes: medical biology, molecular biology, chemistry, biomedical technology and electrical engineering.
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The timing, route, and destination for godwit migration is learned rather than innate. Researchers at the University of Groningen discovered this in a daring experiment, which has been published in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology.
The grant is worth EUR 500,000, of which Avraamidou and Sburlea receive around EUR 100,000.
George Azzopardi and Guru Swaroop Bennabhaktula from the Faculty of Science and Engineering have won the Ben Feringa Impact Award 2023 for their project ‘4NSEEK; Forensic Against Sexual Exploitation of Children’. In the ‘students’ category, Nine van...
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