Ten researchers from the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen have been awarded a Veni grant as part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme run by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the universities. The personal Veni grants are worth up to a maximum of € 250,000 and enable talented researchers who have just completed a PhD to conduct research of their own choice.
Two grants were awarded to the Faculty of Science and Engineering (formerly known as the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Scieces) of the University of Groningen:
Information storage at the nano-scale
Dr S. (Saeedeh) Farokhipoor (f), RUG - Physics (Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials)
Ever-smaller electronic components cannot be manufactured using current technology. Scientists will explore the self-assembly of miniature capacitors in novel materials, for information storage. Reduction of both size and power consumption enables advances in electronics to continue well into the future.
Attacking the bacterial sweet spot
Dr. M.T.C. (Marthe) Walvoort (f), RUG – Chemistry (Stratingh Institute for Chemistry)
Bacteria display a diverse array of exotic sugars that are absent from humans. These sugars play a crucial role in infection and bacterial survival. Using chemistry and biology, the researchers will explore a novel sugar modification with the aim to attack this bacterial sweet spot in the fight against infection.
Staff Page Marthe Walvoort
Marthe Walvoort is a Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen and founding member of the Young Academy Groningen.
Read more on all ten Veni granted researchers at the University of Groningen.
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