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Master and Bachelor projects

Nanopore research

Job description

We are offering several exciting bachelor and master projects. The projects can combine molecular biology, protein purification, cell culture work and single molecule measurements. Both biology and chemistry students are encouraged to contact us for further details about the projects.

Single-molecule protein sequencing
To this day there is no single-molecule technique that allows the sequencing of proteins. This project aims at using nanopores to identify and eventually sequence single molecules.

Single-molecule analyte sensing
We have recently shown that nanopores with an internalised protein sensor can identify molecules (e.g. glucose) directly from a complex biological solution. This project aims at discovering new proteins, understand their function and eventually integrating them into electronic device for analyte detection.
If you are interested, please contact the daily supervisor or Prof. Giovanni Maglia ( directly


You are a Bachelor or Master student


Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study programmes and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 36,000 students and researchers alike to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global center of knowledge.

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