With her research group Photophysics & OptoElectronics, Professor Maria Loi is conducting fundamental research which should provide the basis for a new generation of solar cells: cheap to make, flexible to use and with a high energy yield which is not solely dependent on sunlight. Maria Loi is a Rosalind Franklin Fellow. In 2011 she received the Minerva Prize. In 2012 she was awarded a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council for her research project ‘Hybrid Solution Processable Materials for Optoelectronic Devices’ (Hy-SPOD). Maria Loi’s research is also supported by the Ubbo Emmius Fund of the University of Groningen.
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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.