Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Latest news News News articles

The smartest cells come from Groningen

22 May 2014

In Boston this weekend, a special ‘sprint’ race for cells was won by a team of cell biologists from the University of Groningen. The cells in their ‘stable’ were able to combine speed and cunning in such a way that they crossed the finish first. The entertaining race also had a serious scientific aim, which is why both the Wall Street Journal and Nature published on the event in the run-up.


The popular-scientific website ScienceLinx of the University of Groningen has published a story about the cell race and the winning team from the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB). Read more...

Further information

- Arjan Kortholt, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB), University of Groningen.

- The article of Science Linx

Last modified:13 March 2020 02.21 a.m.
printView this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 11 August 2020

    More often complications in kidney patients with corona

    Kidney dialysis and kidney transplant patients infected with the coronavirus are more prone to serious complications and have a higher risk of death. This is part of the first results of research by UMCG, Radboudumc and Amsterdam UMC, led by Ron...

  • 07 August 2020

    Virus assembly has been filmed

    Scientists in Groningen and Madrid have managed to capture unique images of the first steps of virus assembly. By using a very fast scanning probe microscope, they were able to film how HIV proteins begin to form a virus. It appears that the virus...

  • 04 August 2020

    ‘Schoonmakers van de hersenen’ kunnen ontwikkeling foetale brein verstoren

    Microglia, cellen in de hersenen die schade en rommel opruimen, ontwikkelen zich al veel eerder in de hersenen dan tot nu toe gedacht werd. UMCG-hoogleraar Moleculaire Neurobiologie Bart Eggen en zijn collega’s ontdekten dat deze cellen al vroeg in...