Three young researchers from the University of Groningen are going to conduct research abroad with the help of the Rubicon programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Rubicon programme is part of NWO’s plans to give recent postdoc researchers the chance to gain research experience abroad at eminent institutions.
The awardees can use their Rubicon grant to finance up to 24 months of research. The amount of the grant depends on the chosen destination and the duration of the stay. Each year, NWO awards about 80 young researchers a Rubicon grant.
Searching for biomarkers for diabetes with new genetic techniques
Dr A. (Ali) Abbasi (m), -> Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge, Institute of Metabolic Science (UK), 24 months
Biomarkers are signals indicating metabolic disorders. It is important to know whether these biomarkers cause the disorder or are a consequence of it. New genetic techniques are being used to study these cause-effect issues in large-scale population studies in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Solar cells made of metal
Dr E. (Eric) Detsi (m), -> University of California Los Angeles, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry (USA), 24 months
Cheap and efficient photo-electrochemical cells are important for our future energy provision. This project will develop a new type of cell based on nanoporous metal. This may be cheaper and more efficient that traditional photo-electrochemical cells in semiconductors.
Discover faster and better new medicines via the computer
M.H. (Marnix) Medema, MSc (m), -> Max Planck Institut für Marine Mikrobiologie, Bremen (D), 24 months
Bacteria and fungi make all sorts of substances that can be used as antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs. Most of these substances are still completely unknown. By sampling as wide a range of chemical, genetic and ecological diversity as possible with a computer, the researchers want to track down new medicines in the biochemical universe.
Achieving more together: Joint strategy paper of the Universities of Oldenburg and Groningen - Cooperation partners adopt new 2020-2030 Roadmap with seven core fields of collaboration
The rapid testing pilot project in the higher and vocational educational sectors in Groningen will be expanded. Two new locations will be joining the pilot project: one at the Euroborg for Noorderpoort students, and the other in the Wiebenga...
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Prof. Lude Franke a Vici grant worth € 1.5 million. The Vici grant will enable him to develop innovative lines of research for the next five years. Vici is one of the largest personal academic grants...
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