The Groves and Verpoorte groups of the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (GRIP) have recently been awarded a EUR 400,000 international grant from Daiichi Sankyo (TaNeDS) to study the formative events in protein crystallisation. By integrating microfluidics with biophysical methods the researchers hope to demonstrate that knowledge of the solution behaviour of proteins can be used to predict conditions under which crystals can be grown. A rational approach to protein crystallisation will significantly aid both the pharmaceutical industry, by supporting structure-based drug, as well as empower life science researchers to more fully understand their molecular systems.
The architectural tendering procedure for the construction of our new Feringa Building is complete: contractor Ballast Nedam from Nieuwegein will construct the impressive building for technical science teaching and research at Zernike Campus.
Epigenetic effects play an important role in the inheritance of telomere length. At least a third of the inheritance has an epigenetic nature. These are the conclusions of UG researchers who outlined this phenomenon for the very first time by observing...
University of Groningen scientists have developed nanopores that can be used to directly measure the mass of peptides. An article on this discovery was published on 19 February in Nature Communications.