Last Thursday, November 28th, Stefany Moreno Gamez received the Unilever Research Prize. Moreno Gamez is a student of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's programme Evolutionary Biology (
). Her two research projects at the Theoretical Biology and Molecular Genetics group, University of Groningen, and the programme Evolutionary Dynamics , Harvard University, have been graded with exceptionally high marks that are rarely given. All winners of the Unilever Prize are young academics who have conducted important research in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, biology, agricultural science and social sciences. Through granting research prizes Unilever wishes to stimulate these promising talents in their future development.
The University of Groningen Faculty of Science and Engineering has won the very first NNV Diversity Award. The Netherlands Physics Association (NNV) has established the award for physics institutions that best put into practice an open diversity policy...
Two promising UG academics, Dr Michael Lerch and Sanne van Dijk, will be able to conduct research at top institutes abroad for two years thanks to the Rubicon programme organized by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
His opponent was fourfold world champion Alexander Schwarzman. Boomstra, who studies Physics at the University of Groningen, also won the title in 2016.