The student team of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (formerly known as the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences) has won a Gold Medal and 1st place in the international
in Boston! In this synthetic biology challenge, more than 300 student teams from over the world compete with each other, including top universities like MIT, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Beijing, Tokio and Munich.
The Groningen iGEM team used the DNA of bacteria as a storage medium for data and encryption method. The team consists of 14 students of various degree programmes including
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Behavioural & Cognitive Neurosciences
Besides the gold medal and 1st place in their category of Information Processing - and you can only take part in one category -, the team got nominated for Best Software, Best Education and Outreach, and Best Wiki (their project report). So, a pretty good team achievement!
Recently, the NOS News made a
on their project (YouTube).
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.
On 26 April, Bert Poolman (Avereest, 1959) was appointed Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. He is Professor of Biochemistry and programme director of the Groningen Centre for Synthetic Biology at the Faculty of Science and Engineering,...
On 26 April, Amina Helmi (Bahia Blanca, Argentina, 1970) was appointed Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. She is Professor of Dynamics, Structure and Formation of the Milky Way at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, which is part of the Faculty...
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