Modern cancer drugs are precision tools that can specifically interfere with the molecular processes of a cancer cell. However, minimal changes in their complex molecular structure, which may occur during manufacturing or storage, make them ineffective or even dangerous for patients. An Innovative Training Network (ITN) research project funded by the EU with four million euros aims to develop better ways to clean so-called therapeutic proteins in the coming years, while at the same time developing the experts urgently needed for this work.
Under the title "Analytics for Biologics" (A4B), chemists from 17 institutions (eleven project partners plus six associated partners) will develop new methods for the purification of therapeutic proteins in Denmark, Austria, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Germany. Amongst these is Prof. dr. Rainer Bischoff from the Analytical Biochemistry group of the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy. The consortium will develop specific mass spectrometric methods for their detection and quantification and new purification protocols. Two PhD students will be appointed in Bischoff’s research group.
The University of Groningen (UG) will be awarding honorary doctorates to Prof. Titia de Lange and Dr Philipp Blom during its anniversary week in June 2019. Historian Blom will be awarded an honorary doctorate at the suggestion of Prof. Ann-Sophie Lehmann...
Prof. dr. Stynke Castelein, hoogleraar aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en hoofd onderzoek bij Lentis, ontvangt de Vrouw in de Media Award 2018 Groningen.
Marc Kramer of the Faculty of Economics and Business has been chosen as Lecturer of the Year 2018.