Three staff members of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (formerly known as the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences) had something to celebrate recently.
Jan Willem Veening
Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute
) is one of 23 new EMBO Young Investigators. He joins a select network of European top scientists in the Life Sciences. Veening is the only Dutch scientist to be elected this year.
(bio-organic chemistry, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry) is part of a consortium which received a $3.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a new tuberculosis vaccine. Minnaard will employ four postdocs over the next one and a half year on this project.
Gerrit Jan Poelarends
Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy
) received a KIEM grant from the Dutch funding agency NWO, to develop a new method to produce vital amino acids that may be used to treat brain disease. This is done in collaboration with the Groningen company Integrex Research.
Six professors nominated by the University of Groningen received royal decorations on Monday 26 April. Mayor K.F. Schuiling of the municipality of Groningen called the recipients by phone this morning to share the joyous news with them. Because the...
On 26 April, Maarten Loonen (Dongen, 1961) was appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau. He is Associate Professor of Arctic Ecology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen, and manager of the Netherlands Arctic Station on...
On 26 April, Erik Dietzenbacher (Brunssum, 1958) was appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau. He is Professor of Interindustry Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen and a scientist of huge...
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