Thanks to whom it belongs

For all the advice, help with getting finances, finding the right place for measurements and assistance, we would like to thank our supervisors:

Other people who gave advice during the project:

  • Prof. Nigel Brown (University of Edinburgh)

We also would like to thank all the people who were very important for our project, by sending us plasmid samples:

We also would like to thank all the people who were very important for our project, by doing measurements:

Dr. Marc C.A. Stuart to make a lot of EM pictures for us (Electron Microscopy, University of Groningen).
Martijn van de Lee and Elly Wijma (RIKILT, Wageningen University) for performing ICP-MS arsenic measurements and calculations.
Rudi Anakotta (Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Groningen) for performing ICP-MS measurements.

And of course our sponsors, who made this project possible:

Besides being a student city, Groningen is also ahead in the areas of research, innovation and entrepreneurship: a real city of talent. In order to make this known to the rest of the Netherlands, University of Groningen, Hanze University Groningen, the UMCG University Medical Center Groningen and the Province and municipality of Groningen have joined forces. Under the common denominator of ‘Groningen, City of Talent’, in conjunction with Marketing Groningen, they have started a national campaign under the motto of: ‘Here is space for talent. Space for learning, for working and for growing. For further personal development and making the best of yourself. And there is room for living, sports and entertainment. There’s no place like Groningen.’

The Centre for Synthetic Biology (CSB) is a multi-institution effort of the University of Groningen to forge research expertise in the emerging field of synthetic biology. The aim of the initiative is to integrate advanced knowledge within the disciplines of biomolecular sciences, synthetic chemistry, physics and mathematics to (re)design and build integrated biological and (semi-)artificial systems or materials.

The DHV Group is a global provider of consultancy and engineering services in the following markets: Transportation(including Aviation), Water, Building and Industry, Spatial Planning and Environment.

Royal DSM N.V. creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM’s products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual net sales of EUR 9.3 billion and employs some 23,500 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

Bij WLN in Glimmen draait alles om water. Het gaat daarbij om water in vele verschijningsvormen, kwaliteiten en toepassingen: van drink- tot afvalwater. Wij onderzoeken, adviseren, ontwikkelen, meten, bewaken en beheren. Door middel van praktijkgerichte cursussen delen we onze kennis en ervaring bovendien met opdrachtgevers.

Wetsus, centre of excellence for sustainable water technology is a facilitating intermediary for trend-setting knowhow development. Wetsus creates a unique environment and strategic cooperation for development of profitable and sustainable state of the art water treatment technology. The inspiring and multidisciplinary collaboration between some 70 companies and 8 research institutes in Wetsus results in innovations that contribute significantly to the solution of the global water problems.

De SBGG is opgezet om nieuwe business te creëren. Wetenschappelijke uitvindingen met commerciële potentie willen we stimuleren om uit te groeien tot een nieuwe Start-Up. We richten ons vooral op life sciences. We selecteren kansrijke projecten en we stimuleren wetenschappers hun werk niet alleen te publiceren maar ook in de markt te zetten.

The Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation is one of the Centres of Excellence of the Netherlands Genomics Initiative, which pursue the highest standards in genomics research. The Kluyver Centre is a consortium of Delft University of Technology, the universities of Groningen, Leiden and Utrecht, VU University Amsterdam, Wageningen University and Research Centre, NIZO food research and TI Food and Nutrition.

Het doel van de Stichting Biotechnologie Nederland (SBN) is het bevorderen van de biotechnologie in Nederland, met name voor en door jonge onderzoekers.