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Anna Hirsch is awarded a LIFT-project grant for 285000 Euro

18 January 2016

The NWO Innovation Fund Chemistry has awarded eight LIFT projects between university researchers and companies. NWO Chemical Sciences contributes a total of 1.5 million euros to the various projects and businesses match 0.5 million euros. LIFT is a new public-private partnership form that was introduced in 2015 . In a LIFT project involves at least one company and one research institute both working in chemical research.

Dr. Anna Hirsch (RUG ), Dr . Matthew Groves (RUG ), Dr . Gudrun Lange ( Bayer CropScience)


On the way to innovative antibiotics and herbicides

Resistance to antibiotics and herbicides is currently a serious problem. The researchers will design new molecules that inhibit an essential enzyme for the growth of pathogenic bacteria and weeds in a specific way . To do so, they will first elucidate the structure of the enzyme, after which they will adopt a rational design approach to obtain new inhibitors. Ultimately, the inhibitors can be developed to better antibiotic or herbicides with a completely new mechanism of action.

Last modified:29 January 2016 4.38 p.m.

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