Ben Feringa “The joy of discovery”

Prof. dr. Ben Feringa is professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Groningen. In 1999, he discovered the ‘molecular motor’; light-driven rotating molecules which can deliver drugs to locations in the body that were previously unreachable, by transporting themselves through the blood stream. For this work he received a Nobel Prize in Chemistry last October. He received numerous other prizes, including the Spinoza prize (the most prestigious prize in science in…

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Malvina Nissim “Putting specialism into perspective”

Dr. Malvina Nissim is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen. Malvina studied Linguistics and obtained her PhD at the University of Pisa. After positions at the University of Edinburgh, the CNR Institute in Rome and the University of Bologna, she found her way to the University of Groningen, where she focuses on computational linguistics and natural language processing. In 2016 she was awarded with the title “University…

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