Three University of Groningen researchers have been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. They are Catarina Dutilh Novaes, Ming Cao and Syuzanna R. Harutyunyan. The European Research Council (ERC) awards these personal grants, each worth € 2 million, to outstanding scientists thus stimulating ground-breaking research in Europe.
Syuzanna Harutyunyan from the Stratingh Institute of Chemistry
is currently an associate professor
in the field of Synthetic Organic Chemistry. She gained her chemistry degrees in Armenia and Russia. Before she came to Groningen for a tenure track position, she conducted research in Poland and Belgium.Syuzanna joined Professor Feringa’s research group in 2003 as a postdoctoral research fellow. Professor Harutyunyan now concentrates her research on the development of new and more efficient chemical processes that can be usedin the pharmaceutical, fine chemical or agrochemical industries
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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