Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Part of University of Groningen
Science LinXScience Linx News

Chemical evolution

27 March 2013

Earlier this year, Sijbren Otto, professor of Systems Chemistry at the University of Groningen, was awarded a EUR 1.5 Million VICI grant by the Dutch science funding agency NWO. Otto will use the grant to investige chemical evolution over the next five years. He studies molecules that are capable of self-replication. Could this replication include some form of Darwinian evolution? And can this lead to the emergence of life? This short film explains the science behind the grant.

Please note, the English version of the film is available at our YouTube channel.

Last modified:03 November 2017 2.24 p.m.
printView this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 11 October 2019

    Down Under with Top Dutch (update)

    After two years of hard work, the Groningen Top Dutch Solar Racing team has arrived in Australia. The team consists of students of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, University of Groningen, and secondary vocational education (MBO) and is currently...

  • 08 October 2019

    Making a splash in whale research

    He disliked genetics as an undergraduate and never really wanted to work with whales. Yet, Per Palsbøll became a worldwide expert in the genetics of marine mammals, heading a research programme spanning the entire globe. Introducing the concept of...

  • 03 October 2019

    New criteria for bank loans and stock exchanges listings could protect depleted marine resources from seafood sector

    Two reforms in the finance sector have the potential to accelerate action towards a sustainable seafood industry, according to new research published in the journal Science Advances. Compiling data on 160 publicly listed seafood companies and 3000...