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Groningen iGEM team best in Europe
When:09 October 2012

A team of 11 University of Groningen students won the European iGEM competition last Sunday in Amsterdam. This victory qualifies them for the finals of the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) in Boston. One hundred and seventy teams from across the world take part in the competition, which aims to convert bacteria to a practical goal using biotechnology.

Faster drug development thanks to RNA wrap
When:23 July 2012

University of Groningen scientists have demonstrated how to speed up drug development using well-known generic techniques. By creating a protective wrap (called an aptamer) from RNA, they managed to selectively modify groups of an aminoglycoside antibiotic. Using standard chemical synthesis, it would take about two years to design and perform all the necessary steps for this modification. The new technique takes just two to three months. The results were published online by the journal Nature Chemistry on 22 July.

Two ERC Starting Grants in the Life Science domain
When:17 July 2012
Last week Dr Eugene Berezikov, ERIBA, and Dr Frank Dekker of the University of Groningen were awarded an ERC Starting Grant in the Life Science domain.
Greater understanding of artificial photosynthesis
When:02 July 2012
Plants photosynthesise sunlight into a direct source of fuel. Artificial nanotubes have been created which can partially imitate the process of photosynthesis. Research carried out by Groningen physicists together with their German and American colleagues has revealed exactly how the nanotubes work. This information is important to be able to design artificial photosynthetic systems that convert sunlight directly into engine-ready fuel.
2.3 million Euro NWO Large subsidy for TU Delft, RUG and TU/e to build innovative neutron microscope
When:12 June 2012
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) announced today that Delft University of Technology, University of Groningen and Eindhoven University of Technology will receive a joint subsidy of 2.3 million Euros from the programme Investments NWO Large.
Two Brazilian Science without Borders grants for cooperation with the Universidade de São Paulo
When:07 June 2012
The Brazilian government has awarded two research groups of the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen with a grant to expand academic cooperation with their counterparts at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP).
Application fee
When:01 October 2011

As of October 2011 Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences charges application fee for application for the academic year 2012-2013. All students with a non-Dutch diploma who want to study at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences have to pay this application fee. Study abroad /exchange students do not have to pay an application fee.