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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.
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.
The grant is for his project ‘Quenching the thirst for privacy: a system-theoretic approach’.
Eleven international awardees have been selected based on excellence in research, distinguished accomplishments in education, and demonstrated leadership in the chemical sciences.
If a woman smokes during pregnancy, there is a higher risk that her future grandchildren will have lung problems and asthma. These are the findings of a study carried out by researchers at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) among 37,000...