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.
With the XS grants, NWO strives to encourage curiosity-driven and bold research involving a quick analysis of a promising idea. A special aspect is that the applicants themselves assess the other applications.
Digital Health Care Technologies, also known as eHealth, could drastically change the field of healthcare. The combination of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, wearables, telehealth, telemonitoring, and Artificial Intelligence is opening new doors...
The timing, route, and destination for godwit migration is learned rather than innate. Researchers at the University of Groningen discovered this in a daring experiment, which has been published in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology.
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