For scientist Tjisse van der Heide the summer of 2012 was one to never forget. He had an article published in the authoritative journal Science and received a prestigious Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. And he received the Heineken Young Scientists Award, a special distinction awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Van der Heide works with a research focus on seagrasses.
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 University of Groningen (UG) will soon have a new Bachelor’s degree programme on offer: Biomedical Engineering.
If you are a black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa limosa), your biannual migrations over the Sahara desert may prove fatal. Black-tailed godwits that breed in the Netherlands mostly spend their winters in West Africa, and so they fly over the Sahara twice...
Parkinson’s disease causes brain cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine to die. But where does the disease start? Evidence suggests that a failure of the brain’s immune system may be the root cause of the disease.