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Biochemists from the University of Groningen, headed by Prof. Dirk Slotboom, have managed to show how bacteria absorb the vitamin B3 they require. The results of this research will not only lead to the development of new antibiotics, it could also lead to more efficient vitamin production. The study was published in October in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. This is Slotboom's fifth publication in Nature in just two years.
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.
As far back as the sixth century, relics attributed to the apostles Philip and James have been held in the Santi Apostoli church in Rome. However, research suggests that the thighbone, originally thought to be that of James the Apostle, does not...