University of Groningen researchers have discovered a new biochemical process that can convert a sugar derivative into a building block for the polyester PEF, a green alternative for PET bottles. PhD student Willem Dijkman and other Groningen biochemists found an enzyme that can take three of the steps towards that conversion. Industrial partners will now be able to work out the next steps in the process of converting sugar to plastic.
Each episode of the weekly online video magazine Unifocus includes an item related to the University of Groningen, in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
Prof. Jacquelien Scherpen, Director of the Groningen Engineering Center, at the Faculty of Science and Engineering (UG), has been voted Engineer of the Year 2023 by the expert jury. She received the Prince Friso Engineering Award 2023 yesterday, 15...
On March 15, 2023, the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava awarded the title of "Doctor honoris causa" to Nobel laureate Ben Feringa from the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry (University of Groningen).
Prof. Andreas Milias-Argeitis of the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB, University of Groningen) has been awarded an Open Competition Science-M grant by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). He receives an M1 grant of EUR...
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