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Normal 922f4a2c7a7e262a91db55bfd8e23d49c204c133 IGEM: Making the greenest LEGO blocks! iGEM defeats the dark side of LEGO! Do you know how many LEGO bricks are produced every minute? … 35000! This is a staggering amount and while we have loved the little building blocks since we were kids, there is a downside to these bricks. By creating these fine toys, LEGO produces over 300 kilograms of CO2, each minute. Because we don’t want to take these toys from the next generation, but we do want to leave a clean world for the next generation, we came up with a solution! We use microorganisms to turn waste streams into brand new LEGO blocks.However, to develop these new technologies, and make sure your children can also play with LEGO, we need your help! What we will do From the 24th until the 28th of October the 14th edition of the iGEM competition will take place. The team of the University will use yeast to create bio-friendly LEGO bricks made out of waste streams. This way they will bring down the CO2 consumption of this widely loved multinational. Participation in the iGEM competition will cost the team a lot of money, including the costs of the laboratory, the materials to build a prototype and participation in the contest. The Faculty supports the iGEM team, but that will not be sufficient to cover all the costs. Would you like to support the team by making a donation? Any amount is welcome! Donating is very easy by using the buttons at the right hand side of the page!. To follow the process of our project please visit our social media platforms and don’t forget to donate! About iGEM iGEM, International Genetically Engineered Machine, is an international annual competition in which multidisciplinary teams of students are using the latest Synthetic Biology techniques to build a biological machine. The students invent, design and build a bacterium with a useful and/or interesting application. This year, there are more than 300 teams from universities around the world who participate in the contest. In Boston, they present their results and compete for the world title. Every year a team from the University of Groningen participates to show that our faculty of Science and Engineering is the best of the world. You can support the team of this year!   € 2.358 Raised € 3.000 Target 78% Reached
Normal 7f186cccc134a098ff2eda1fabb74a9688902de6 Travel grants for students The Groninger University Fund (GUF) supports students who want to study or to follow an internship abroad for a while, contributing to travel and accommodation costs. For example, Jeri Nijland, master student Biology at the Faculty of Science & Engineering. She followed a research internship at the McGill University in Montreal from October 2014 to May 2015.   'With the help of the GUF scholarship for Excellence Students, I had the opportunity to visit the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) in Montreal, Canada. In addition to the treatment of patients, this institute also researches psychiatric disorders and treatments. I worked there as a Research Trainee at the department "Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms", under the guidance of prof. dr. Diane B. Boivin. This department uses special research rooms, the so-called "time-free spaces", which allow the study of the biological clock under strictly controlled conditions. Because the lab was part of the psychiatric hospital, this foreign internship offered me the opportunity to do highly specialized research into psychiatric disorders.' - Jeri Nijland    The purpose of her internship was to study light therapy as an intervention for the treatment of depression in patients suffering from a bipolar disorder. There are currently few good treatments for this group of patients. Light therapy could possibly mean something as this has shown a positive effect on other types of depression. In addition, bipolar patients often suffer from disturbed sleep and disordered rhythms in activity throughout the day. The idea is that these factors may affect the state of mind. During her project, Jeri studied the effects of light therapy on sleep and rhythms in activity in depressed bipolar patients. The results showed a number of very interesting findings, and at the moment she is together with prof. dr. Boivin and prof. dr. Beaulieu busy getting the findings published. Jeri: All in all, my study visit has been an incredibly fine educational experience, in which I have developed both professionally and socially and have learned a lot. I would like to thank the Groninger University Fund for the financial contribution that this trip has made possible. The Groninger University Fund would like to give more students the opportunity to study abroad, but unfortunately there are not sufficient resources. Would you please to help the Groninger University Fund?   € 2.645 Raised € 12.000 Target 22% Reached
Normal 2b33b5cfdfe9fbfc6a8b78e20aaa8f0eb5ca88ac Support the godwit Two years ago, the godwit was elected as the National Bird of the Netherlands. But it does not go well with this primal Dutch migratory bird. In the past 25 years, the population more than halved. 2016 was again a dramatically bad breeding season. 30,000 Dutch godwit couples raised only 4,000 chicks, while 11,000 are needed to keep the species alive. If we are not careful, there is only a handful of godwits left within a number of years. More knowledge is needed Theunis Piersma, Professor Migratory Bird Ecology at the University of Groningen, and his research team would like to determine how we can best help the godwit. Piersma and his team have been studying the birds and their international habitats for years - the godwits are wintering in West Africa and migrate every spring to the Netherlands, where as many as 85-90% of all couples nest. Through this research, it is becoming increasingly clear how important changes in the environmental conditions are, mainly due to intensive agriculture, perhaps in conjunction with climate change. In 2014 Piersma has received the prestigious NWO Spinoza Prize for his research. Fly along For some time, it is possible to see what the birds are experiencing and to learn from them by - as it were - flying with them. This is made possible by equipping the godwits with small transmitters powered by very tiny solar panels, that communicate with particular satellites. Such research provides a wealth of information and can help to better protect the habitat of the godwit. Godwits with transmitters can tell us, when they are in the wintering and breeding areas and along the route, what is right and wrong for them, where there is plenty of high protein food, and where conditions are threatening. Support With your help, Theunis Piersma can equip more birds with a transmitter, in order to find out how we can best save the godwit. With an amount of € 20,000, he can equip godwits with a transmitter and track their hikes. May way count on your support? € 11.050 Raised € 20.000 Target 55% Reached
Normal 608a86c010c46991eafb0fbe8abe2f68901aa001 Support science Education and research are the drive for development in our society. In Groningen we believe that science can change the world, and you can contribute to that. The Ubbo Emmius Fund seeks support for special scientific projects at the University of Groningen. New medical treatment methods, other forms of energy, solid jurisdiction, insights into human and society; they all originate from academic knowledge. Extra money offers researcher space for creativity to put up projects of which the outcomes are unsure: there is a chance to get great new insights, but also similarly to end up in dead ends. Such a ‘playground’ is very important for the development of (fundamental) research. Besides, with extra money the University can also give students more possibilities and support in their education or, for example, offer chances to talents from developing countries to study in Groningen. By supporting the Ubbo Emmius Fund (UEF) you stimulate science in a field important to you. You can contribute to one of the following topics: Health: how can we stay healthy, happy and socially active for a longer time? Energy: the transition from current fossil energy sources to the new, sustainable energy production. Sustainability: creating and maintaining a sustainable and balanced society. Education: talented students are supported by various scholarships. These themes are closely linked and reinforce each other; research is increasingly interdisciplinary. In addition, good research flourishes in an environment where there is good education and vice versa. In this way, through its education and research, the University actively contributes to solving major societal issues. If you do not prefer any of the above-mentioned themes, you can donate to the UEF in general and the fund determines which project needs your support the most at that moment. € 400 Raised € 5.000 Target 8% Reached