Prof.dr. Oscar Kuipers

Prof.dr. Oscar Kuipers
University of Groningen
Molecular Genetics
http://www.rug.nl/staff/o.p.kuipers/

 

 

 

 

Education




Honours and Achievements

Each year Kuipers supervises the (always successful) University of Groningen student team that competes in the iGEM competition in Boston. In 2012 this team became world champion, with a biological detection system to check how fresh meat is. In 2011 Kuipers received the ‘Simon Stevin Master' Award by the Technical Sciences Foundation (STW) and a grant of EUR 500,000 to spend on research. In the same year he became member of the prestigious Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).  



Background/Biography

Oscar Kuipers is professor of Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes at the University of Groningen, and  a member of the department of Molecular Genetics of the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute.  Prokaryotes are micro-organisms without a nucleus, such as bacteria and Cyanobacteria. The field of molecular genetics studies gene functions and regulation and the interaction between genes. This research results, for example, in increasing knowledge about the gene modification of bacteria and is very important to biotechnology. 

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