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.
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Prof. Marthe Walvoort has received the Athena Award, one of the five science awards of the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
Professor of chemistry Sibrand Stratingh, from Groningen, built the first electric vehicle – the precursor to the electric car – around 1830. He also drove a steam-powered carriage through the streets of Groningen. But his innovative scientific...
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