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Two young Groningen researchers win NWO Rubicon travel grants

01 April 2014

Linda Geerligs and Marcos Guimarães are going to conduct research abroad with the help of the 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.

Communication in the brain

Linda Geerligs will be conducting research in the UK for two years, at the Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.

The various areas in the brain must communicate in order to function properly. This project will study how changes in this communication take place during a person’s life course, what causes these changes and how they affect cognitive functioning, particularly in older people.

New electronics, one layer at a time

Marcos Guimarães’s destination is the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience, Cornell University, US, also for two years.

Electronic devices are made smaller and smaller, and we seem to be reaching the limit soon. Researchers therefore aim to use a variety of layered nanomaterials to develop and study new types of components that can be used in future electronic devices based on magnetism.

Source: NWO press release

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