Massimo Giannerini, former group member in the Feringa Group, has been awarded the KNCV Backer prize for best thesis Organic Chemistry 2015.
After careful reflection and consideration of 45 dissertations the thesis of Dr. Massimo Giannerini was considered the best to receive the KNCV Backer price. The study was conducted in the Netherlands under the guidance of Prof Ben Feringa. The committee was very impressed by the neat way in which the experiments are described and some innovative steps in the synthesis but also the substantive discussions in the various chapters. In short, the overall quality of the thesis was considered excellent.
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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