Dr. Katalin Barta:
Lignin waste to valuable chemicals
Lignin is the largest renewable source of aromatics on the planet. Still, its chemical conversion is a real challenge. This research will find ways to break down the robust structure of lignin and convert this aromatic biopolymer into valuable chemicals.Recent video on Barta's research Sustainable alternative to fossil fuels and chemicals in the making: Doorbraak naar duurzaam alternatief voor fossiele brandstoffen en chemicaliën?
Dr. Martin Witte:
Molecular tools for phospholipases
Enzymes that model the phospholipid cell membrane play an important role in the transmission of signals and the formation of organelles. The research will focus on developing molecular tools to study these processes
Last week, Ben Feringa and Anouk Lubbe presented the first copy of their book Alledaagse Moleculen (Everyday Molecules) to minister Robbert Dijkgraaf. The richly illustrated book offers an accessible overview of 180 substances in our daily lives....
Dr Annette Scheepstra of the UG Arctic Centre, part of the Faculty of Arts, is about to conduct research into tourism in Antarctica and how tourists can become Antarctic ambassadors. She has been granted €1 million in funding by the Dutch Research...
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
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