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Astronomers spot giant stream of stars between galaxies
Published on:30 November 2023

An international team of researchers has discovered a giant and extremely faint stream of stars between galaxies.

Succesful sanderlings go for shrimp
Published on:24 November 2023

Against the trends for many shorebirds, sanderlings have been doing relatively well in the Wadden Sea for the past years. The key to that success lies in the timing of these little birds' main food: shrimp on the mudflats.

Materials scientist finds clue to treat deadly hereditary illness
Published on:23 November 2023

Materials scientist Patrick van der Wel contributed to measurements that helped discover the root cause of a deadly metabolic illness called Barth syndrome. This could be a step towards a cure.

Two ERC Consolidator grants for FSE scientists
Published on:23 November 2023

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UG celebrates 70th anniversary of Nobel prize Frits Zernike
Published on:09 November 2023

On November 4, 1953, Professor Frits Zernike received the Nobel Prize in Physics. Exactly 70 years later, the University of Groningen is celebrating its platinum anniversary with a symposium and a microscopy public day at seventy locations throughout the province.

ESA presents first razor-sharp Euclid images of the cosmos
Published on:07 November 2023

On 7 November, the first full-colour images of the cosmos taken by ESA’s space telescope Euclid were presented. The University of Groningen is responsible for part of the data processing.

15 years of building molecules to fight tuberculosis: towards accessible testing for low-income countries
Published on:02 November 2023

Adri Minnaard builds pieces of the tuberculosis bacteria. According to him, this is the route to a more effective vaccine and simpler, more robust diagnostics.

Saying bye to biofilm
Published on:31 October 2023

When medical implants are infected, a layer of harmful bacteria forms on the surface of the implant: a biofilm. A team of 14 passionate graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Groningen and Minerva Art Academy took part in the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM) to tackle this problem. From November 2nd to 5th they will travel to Paris to present their final project to a panel of experts in the field of synthetic biology. Their name? Bye-o-film.

New computing hardware needs a theoretical basis
Published on:17 October 2023

Worldwide, scientists search for novel materials to build computer microchips for brain-like computers. However, there are no theoretical guidelines for the creation of these computers, even though this is crucial, argues Herbert Jaeger, Professor of Computing in Cognitive Materials at the University of Groningen.

These paintings show the future of optoelectronics
Published on:10 October 2023

Scientists at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, have just reproduced two famous paintings at the micrometre scale.

How a mega-telescope will show us the evolution of the Universe
Published on:03 October 2023

Astronomers at the University of Groningen are involved in the design and deployment of the European Extremely Large Telescope, while huge parts for this mega-telescope are being built at a special facility in Dwingeloo.

Researchers create ‘lipidomic map’ of tuberculosis bacteria, offering insights into immunology
Published on:27 September 2023

An international team of scientists has developed a method to detect thousands of lipid molecules that are displayed to the human immune system. This information can be used for the development of vaccines or anti-microbial treatments.

We’re going to put a radio telescope on the back side of the Moon
Published on:25 September 2023

Léon Koopmans wants to put a telescope on the moon to peer into the Cosmic Dark Ages

Gearing up towards light-switchable drugs
Published on:20 September 2023

An international team of researchers have resolved the fundamentals of the molecular switching behaviour of a specific class of switchable molecules called azonium compounds. This paves the way towards actual application of these compounds in developing light-controlled drugs.

The missing link to make easy protein sequencing possible?
Published on:18 September 2023

Giovanni Maglia has developed a method to transport proteins through a nanopore

New research centre on the origins of life, the universe and everything
Published on:12 April 2017

The Origins Centre will tackle questions submitted to the National Science Agenda about the origin of life on Earth and in the Universe. A number of scientists from the University of Groningen have a leading role in this Centre. Part 1 of a series: the background to the Origins Centre.

Ben Feringa awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Published on:05 October 2016

Ben Feringa is awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

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