EU Marie Curie Actions
has awarded about EUR 4 million to MetaRNA, an Initial Training Network, to be coordinated by Prof.
of the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences & Biotechnology Institute (
). MetaRNA will educate fifteen early-stage researchers for academia and industry in the development and application of RNA-based sensors to investigate metabolism at the single-cell level and to apply these tools for novel biotechnological applications. Mobility and training are offered by means of customized research projects, exchange of knowhow among researchers and partners, workshops and conferences, as well as training in complementary skills.
In MetaRNA, eight research groups from the metabolic and RNA fields and six partners from the private sector join forces. All MetaRNA partners are from France, Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom or the Netherlands.
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.