University of Groningen

The University of Groningen (Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), located in the city of Groningen, was founded in 1614. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands as well as one of its largest. Since its inception more than 200,000 students have graduated. It is a member of the distinguished Coimbra Group. In April 2013, according to the results of the International Student Barometer, the University of Groningen, for the third time in a row, has been voted the best University of the Netherlands. In 2014 the university celebrates its 400th anniversary with various activities in and around the city of Groningen.

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The anatomy of flower color

Roses are red, violets are blue. Everybody knows that, but what makes them so? Although plant breeders were aware of some of the genes involved, there was as yet no quantitative study of how pigment turns a flower red, blue ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Cool combination produces easier carbon bonds

By combining two century-old techniques in organic chemistry, Syuzanna Harutyunyan is able to make organic compounds with greater ease and precision. Such compounds are important for drug discovery and development. Harutyunyan's ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Materials Science
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The origins of abiotic species

How can life originate from a lifeless chemical soup? This question has puzzled scientists since Darwin's 'Origin of species'. University of Groningen chemistry professor Sijbren Otto studies 'chemical evolution' to see if ...

dateJan 04, 2016 in Biochemistry
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New massive dataset of bacterial proteins

Scientists from Switzerland and the Netherlands have conducted a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the proteins that the bacterium Escherichia coli expresses in 22 different growth conditions. More than 2,300 proteins ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Biotechnology
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The ecology of microbial invasions

University of Groningen scientists have described how microbial invasions follow the same general pattern as invasions by plant or animal species. This is a clear example of how the microbiological world follows general rules ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Frustrated magnets point towards new memory

Theoretical physicists from the University of Groningen, supported by the FOM Foundation, have discovered that so-called 'frustrated magnets' can produce skyrmions, tiny magnetic vortices that may be used in memory storage. ...

dateSep 23, 2015 in General Physics
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