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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Combining natural salt marsh habitats with conventional dikes may provide a more sustainable and cost-effective alternative for fully engineered flood protection. Researchers of the University of Groningen (UG) and the Royal Netherlands Institute...
Four and a half years ago, he received the Nobel Prize. During the award ceremony in Stockholm, Ben Feringa made a resolution: I will put science on the map. His mission is being given a new boost with the establishment of the Ben Feringa Fund,...
Scientists at SRON, VU and RUG have now developed a model that predicts whether there is a carbon cycle present on exoplanets, provided the mass, core size and amount of CO2 are known.
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