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  • 21 Feb 2019
    UvA biologists discover previously unknown survival strategy of bacteria

    Bacteria that are exposed to a hostile environment, for example with antibiotics or very few nutrients, can sometimes survive by ‘going to sleep’. Biologists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered an ...

  • 15 Jan 2019
    Systems Epigenetics international conference in retrospect

    Last November the international conference ‘Systems Epigenetics: Towards Precision Cancer Medicine’ took place at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. It was organised by the EU H2020 EpiPredict consortium. ...

  • 10 Jan 2019
    FameLab: Pitch your research!

    Are you a PhD student or postdoc, between 21 - 40 years old, and would you like to learn how to explain your research to a general public ... in just three minutes? Join FameLab!

  • 9 Jan 2019
    Jaap van Buul, professor by special appointment of Molecular Cell Biology of Cell Migration

    Dr J.D. van Buul (1973) has been named professor by special appointment of Molecular Cell Biology of Cell Migration at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Three NWO grants for fundamental chemical research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three ECHO grants to UvA researchers working at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Swammerdam Institute for Life ...

  • 11 Dec 2018
    Saskia Hogenhout, professor by special appointment of Molecular Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions

    Prof. S.A. Hogenhout (1969) has been named professor by special appointment of Molecular Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This chair was established on ...

  • 6 Dec 2018
    UvA biologists discover important regulator of tomato hairs

    Tomato plants protect themselves against herbivorous insects with the help of tiny hairs. A team of biologists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), supervised by dr. Rob Schuurink, in collaboration with Rijk ...

  • 19 Nov 2018
    Biologists find potential Achilles heel of infamous banana fungus

    Banana farming is threatened worldwide by the dreaded Fusarium wilt disease. The disease results from a fungus that causes banana plants to wither and die. A study led by professor Martijn Rep of the University of ...

  • 29 Oct 2018
    Five million euros for European research to increase agricultural and horticultural yields

    The 'Boostcrop' consortium with researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has been awarded nearly 5 million euros from the ...

  • 17 Oct 2018
    How to find new antibiotics

    Scientific discoveries seldom are the result of a Eureka!-moment of a single person. They usually take years of hard labour by multiple people and lots of collaboration. This is the story of how we are starting to ...

  • 26 Sep 2018
    Physics2Market grant for promising research to improve cold-stress tolerance of plants

    UvA researchers have found a way to improve the plant's resilience to low temperature stress. The first results are promising and the agricultural sector has already expressed its interest. For the further ...

  • 20 Sep 2018
    Harro Bouwmeester wins Sandmeyer Award 2018

    On 6 September 2018, Prof. Harro Bouwmeester (Plant Hormone Biology), received The Sandmeyer Award 2018. Bouwmeester, together with three scientists of Syngenta Crop Protection AG in Switzerland, were rewarded ...

  • 19 Sep 2018
    Epigenetic-based chronological age-prediction: a new objective tool for forensic case work

    A team of researchers led by Pernette Verschure and Ate Kloosterman of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences at the UvA have developed an age prediction tool for forensic application based on DNA methylation. ...

  • 19 Sep 2018
    Breast cancer fuelled by mysterious Yin Yang Protein

    An international team of researchers found during their study that tumours can change their ‘appearance’ to evade cancer treatments, using epigenetic mechanisms. The researchers used clinical samples from patients ...

  • 14 Sep 2018
    Oil enzyme protects plants from freezing

    Cold temperatures can lay waste to crops. A study investigating how plants in cold climates protect themselves from freezing sheds light on a novel metabolic pathway that helps plants to survive frost. The study was ...

  • 7 Sep 2018
    Photanol to build demonstration plant at AkzoNobel site in Delfzijl

    Photanol BV, Amsterdam, has closed a substantial new financing round to demonstrate its industrial capabilities to produce chemicals from CO2 and sunlight. Photanol BV is a spin-off company established in 2008 by UvA ...

  • 21 Aug 2018
    What rare mutations can teach us about brain development and disease

    In patients with unknown disorders, novel techniques such as next-generation sequencing can be used to identify unexplored genetic mutations. This way, mutations in the gene CHMP1A were found to be involved in a ...

  • 24 Jul 2018
    NWO Partnership grant for Harro Bouwmeester

    Harro Bouwmeester from UvA’s Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences was awarded an NWO Partnership grant, worth €1.2 million, for the development of alternative approaches to pesticide control in potato crops. The ...

  • 10 Jul 2018
    Good rating for Biomedical Sciences Bachelor's and Master's programmes

    Both the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Amsterdam received a final rating of 'Good' in the reaccreditation recently concluded by the Accreditation Organisation of the ...

  • 9 Jul 2018
    Antimicrobial elements discovered as possible leads to new antibiotics

    The rise of antibiotic resistance in microorganisms is a concerning situation and leads to the necessity to develop novel antimicrobial medicines. Microbiologist Soraya Omardien, together with her colleagues from ...

  • 20 Jun 2018
    Martijn Rep, professor of Phytopathology

    Dr M. Rep (1968) has been appointed professor of Phytopathology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science, effective 1 June.

  • 20 Jun 2018
    NWO grant for Rob Schuurink and Paula van Kleeff

    Plant physiologists Rob Schuurink and Paula van Kleeff from the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) at the University of Amsterdam received an NWO grant for research on making tomato plants less susceptible ...

  • 31 May 2018
    Researchers discover human-specific genes possibly responsible for larger brain

    The evolution of larger brains in the last 3 million years played an important role in our ability as a species to think, problem-solve and develop culture. But the genetic changes behind the expansion that made us ...

  • 29 May 2018
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Pernette Verschure

    Pernette Verschure conducts research in the field of epigenetics, and teaches on this subject in the Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. She also teaches epigenetics as part of the Forensic ...

  • 1 May 2018
    Sander Bohté, professor by special appointment of Cognitive Neurobiology

    Dr S.M. Bohté (1974) has been named professor by special appointment of Cognitive Neurobiology, specialising in Computational Neuroscience, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s Faculty of Science. The chair was ...

  • 24 Apr 2018
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Lars van der Heide

    Neuroscientist Lars van der Heide coordinates the Molecular Neurosciences track of the Master’s programme Biomedical Sciences. He also lectures in the Bachelor’s programme Psychobiology. His research focuses on the ...

  • 10 Apr 2018
    Cell biologists unravel germination strategy of bacterial spores

    Cell biologists at UvA's Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences have developed a method that allows for the comprehensive analysis of protein profiles from a bacterial spore to vegetative growing cells. The results ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Differences in DNA modifications are sufficient for hybrid vigour

    It was thought for a long time that hybrid vigour - the phenomenon that the offspring of two different parents perform better for a given trait than the parents - is only the result of genetic differences between ...

  • 13 Mar 2018
    New leads to understanding plant immunity

    Plant immune systems, like those of humans and animals, face a difficult balancing act: they must mount responses against ever-evolving pathogens, but they must not overdo it. An international group of plant ...

  • 23 Feb 2018
    New antibiotic in Thai herbal medicine

    An international team of microbiologists, including Michaela Wenzel and Leendert Hamoen, discovered that the plant chemical rhodomyrtone offers potential for a new antibiotic. Rhodomyrtone is used in Thai herbal ...

  • 6 Feb 2018
    Biologist discusses use of p-value

    Biologist Joachim Goedhart of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences questions the habitual use of P-values in science. Goedhart has written a ‘Correspondence’ on this subject that appeared in Nature, entitled ...

  • 24 Jan 2018
    Helmut Kessels, professor of Cellular and Computational Neuroscience

    Dr. H.W.H.G. Kessels (1972) has been appointed professor of Cellular and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 23 Jan 2018
    NWO Rubicon grant for Yanfang Feng

    Dr Yanfang Feng, former PhD student at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, has recieved an NWO Rubicon grant. Feng will utilise the grant for her two-year research at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts ...

  • 17 Jan 2018
    Proteins analysed in the Bacillus cereus spore coat

    Spores of Bacillus cereus pose a threat to food safety due to their high resistance to the heat or acid treatments commonly used to make food microbiologically safe. Researchers from 3 SILS groups joined forces to ...

  • 22 Dec 2017
    Effects of salt on root growth

    Plant cell biologists from the University of Amsterdam have studied the changes induced in plant roots when exposed to high salt concentrations. The researchers measured different root traits and developed an app ...

  • 5 Dec 2017
    IBED, Amsterdam Green Campus and municipality of Amsterdam sign collaboration agreement

    The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Amsterdam Green Campus and the municipality of Amsterdam signed a collaboration agreement. The agreement confirms the shared intention to develop new knowledge ...

  • 1 Dec 2017
    Kowalski Prize 2017 for publication on modeling covariance

    UvA bioinformatics Age Smilde and Huub Hoefsloot together with other colleagues have received the Kowalski Prize 2017 for a publication describing a new method for modeling covariance. The prize was awarded in the ...

  • 20 Oct 2017
    Microbes common denominator in efficient solar energy conversion

    How do you converse solar energy into fuel and other chemical compounds on an industrial scale? In a quantitative analysis of the most promising strategies, UvA biologists identified microbes as the key to efficient ...

  • 12 Oct 2017
    Is 'biological water' the same as plain tap water?

    Everyone knows that plants and animals consist mostly of water. Does this water behave the same as normal tap water? To find out, researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer ...

  • 4 Oct 2017
    New method to determinate precise gene dosage

    A team of researchers lead by systems biologist Matteo Barberis (SILS, UvA) has envisioned an innovative method that allows the quantification of gene copy numbers in mammalian cells. Their findings have been ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    NWO funding for interdisciplinary 'Origins of Life' research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) bestowed a funding of 2.5 million euros upon the interdisciplinary research proposal 'Origin of Life'. This research proposal addresses questions in the ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    UvA spin-off Macrobian Biotech secures seed investment

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science, UvA Ventures Holding B.V. and Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA-UvA) are pooling their resources to fund Macrobian Biotech BV, a single asset biotech company ...

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Funding for high tech potato cultivation

    A programme for potato cultivation, in which the group of UvA-SILS researcher Timo Breit participates, has been awarded a funding of 1.5 million euros by OPZuid and the Province Zeeland. The funding is meant for the ...

  • 30 Aug 2017
    KWF Grant for Renée van Amerongen

    Cell biologist Renée van Amerongen of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has been awarded a €500,000 grant from KWF Kankerbestrijding. Van Amerongen will use this grant to expand her research efforts on ...

  • 22 Aug 2017
    Grant for research in heat resistance of bacterial spores

    Stanley Brul, Erik Manders and Chris de Koster (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) have been awarded an NWO-ALW Open Competition grant. Their work focusses on the molecular physiology of the minimal survival ...

  • 17 Aug 2017
    Predicting transcriptional enhancers in the maize genome

    An international team of moleculair biologists and bio-informatics scientists succeeded in the genome wide identification of transcriptional enhancers in the maize genome. With this study, an important step is taken ...

  • 8 Aug 2017
    Succulents to improve air quality

    This summer, succulents planted on the roof of an Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) building, the Benno Premselahuis, are going to filter out particulate matter in the polluted Wibautstraat. The 50 ...

  • 28 Jul 2017
    Seventeen UvA and AMC-UvA researchers awarded Veni grants

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 17 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 27 Jul 2017
    Shedding light on protein interaction networks in a developing organism

    Researchers succeeded for the first time in mapping protein-protein interactions in living developing plant roots. The findings of the international team of the department of Plant Developmental Biology at Wageningen ...

  • 18 Jul 2017
    ECHO grant for heat and salt stress in plants

    Researcher Teun Munnik (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) receives an NWO ECHO Grant for his research into proteins involved in heat- and osmotic stress signalling in plants.

  • 11 Jul 2017
    UvA and Enza Zaden start joint research project

    On 7 July Joep Lambalk, Research director of the international vegetable-breeding company Enza Zaden, and Marten Smidt, director of the UvA Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, signed a term sheet, which provides ...

  • 29 Jun 2017
    Flowers actively communicate with environment

    An international team of researchers, which includes Robert Schuurink from the University of Amsterdam, has discovered that flowers actively transfer molecules in the air to attract pollinators like bees and moths. ...

  • 22 Jun 2017
    Blog on the impact of epigenetics

    Stefania Astrologo MSc (Synthetic Systems Biology and Nuclear Organisation group) and Désirée Goubert MSc (UMCG) of the EU H2020 EpiPredict project coordinated by Dr Pernette J. Verschure, published a blog describing ...

  • 21 Jun 2017
    Phytohormones form species-distinct defence

    Dr Frank Takken and Dr Di Xiaotang from the Molecular Plant Pathology group recently published in the homonymously named journal on the roles of phytohormones in plant defence upon pathogen attack. They show that the ...

  • 20 Jun 2017
    Vacuolino; a new type of vacuole discovered in petal cells

    Researchers from the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (UvA) and the Universities of Lecce and Perugia have discovered a new organelle in plant cells. The so-called vacuolino is a tiny type of vacuole involved ...

  • 20 Jun 2017
    How to become a copper tolerance champion

    Yanbang Li, Kees Spelt, Mattijs Bliek, Francesca Quattrocchio, Ronald Koes and Henk Schat (Plant Development and Epi-Genetics ) and Qianqian Zhang (Plant Cell Biology) published a paper in New Phytologist addressing ...

  • 19 Jun 2017
    Students from UvA and VU participate in prestigious iGEM-competition 2017

    A team of UvA and VU students are participating in this year’s iGEM competition. In this contest, teams from around the world are challenged to address problems as a result of increased CO2 emissions, such as ...

  • 6 Jun 2017
    Book presentation: Search for extra-terrestrial life

    Is Earth the only place in the universe where life emerged? What would signs of extra-terrestrial life look like? Nanne Nanninga, emeritus professor molecular cell biology at the Faculty of Science, wrote a book ...

  • 30 May 2017
    New insights into development of Huntington’s disease

    The research group led by Pernette Verschure (UvA-SILS), together with researchers from the Amsterdam Medical Center and Leiden University Medical Center, has gained new insights into the development of Huntington’s ...

  • 30 May 2017
    Biologists find missing link for the ‘safe’ signal in plants

    Plant biologists Guido Van den Ackerveken and colleagues from the Utrecht University and Rob Schuurink and Michel de Vries from the University of Amsterdam have now discovered how the plant metabolises jasmonic acid, ...

  • 29 May 2017
    UvA researchers discover new ‘GPS’ neuron

    An international research team led by UvA researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type of neuron which might play a vital role in humans’ ability to navigate their environments. ...

  • 5 Apr 2017
    Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Grant for Harm Krugers

    Neurobiologist Dr Harm Krugers has been awarded a grant from the UvA Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Grant. The awarded project studies the relationship between social behavior and early life events.

  • 27 Mar 2017
    Spatial organisation of chromatin allows for timely gene activation

    An international team of researchers led by Matteo Barberis (SILS, UvA), Oscar Aparicio, and Lin Chen (USC, Los Angeles, USA) has demonstrated a mechanism by which chromatin is organised spatially within the nucleus ...

  • 21 Mar 2017
    Unknown mechanism discovered for timely cell reproduction

    An international team of researchers led by Matteo Barberis of the UvA has discovered a mechanism that explains how cells achieve their proper timing of reproduction. Their findings have been published in the latest ...

  • 6 Mar 2017
    NWO ECHO grant for Dorus Gadella and Joachim Goedhart

    Dorus Gadella and Joachim Goedhart have been awarded an NWO ECHO grant of 260,000 Euro to fund research into sensors that can measure chemical processes in cells to a high degree of accuracy.

  • 27 Feb 2017
    Paul Lucassen in debate on stress

    Neuro biologist Paul Lucassen debates on effect of stress in the human brain at the KennisCafé in DeBalie, Amsterdam, 20 feb 2017

  • 21 Feb 2017
    Harro Bouwmeester, professor of Plant Hormone Biology

    Prof. H.J. Bouwmeester (1960) has been appointed professor of Plant Hormone Biology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...

  • 31 Jan 2017
    Researchers discover novel mechanism behind underlying breast cancer hormone therapy resistance

    An international team of researchers including Pernette Verschure and PhD student Mannus Kempe from the UvA's Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences has discovered a mechanism that makes a common type of breast cancer ...

  • 27 Jan 2017
    Nontraditional attack on the parasite that causes sleeping sickness

    Molecular biologists Hans Westerhoff (UvA) and Barbara Bakker (VU) has designed a new method of finding treatments that inactivate disease-causing cells like cancer cells or parasites without causing collateral ...

  • 18 Jan 2017
    Funding for Molecular Biology & Microbial Food Safety

    Molecular Biology & Microbial Food Safety, led by Prof. Stanley Brul, has received funding from the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

  • 16 Jan 2017
    Special chair Jeroen Hugenholtz prolonged

    Prof. Jeroen Hugenholtz will hold a special chair at SILS for a third term. A third term is uncommon for special chairs, but the collaboration between Prof. Hugenholtz and diverse members of SILS (among which ...

  • 16 Dec 2016
    Horizon 2020 grant for Carlos Fitzsimons

    Neurobiologist Dr Carlos Fitzsimons has been awarded a grant from the Horizon 2020 programme NEURON: Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research. The awarded project is called ‘REACT NSC: Induction of ...

  • 14 Dec 2016
    Protein uptake mechanism that sabotages plant immune system explained

    A new step has been taken in the ongoing battle between pathogens and plant breeders. UvA researchers Frank Takken, Xiaotang Di and Harrold van den Burg of the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences have discovered ...

  • 13 Dec 2016
    Three UvA researchers receive prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant

    The European Research Council has awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant to UvA researchers Ben Freivogel, Guy Geltner and Christa Testerink.

  • 13 Dec 2016
    Science Education at UvA-VU: Master’s Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

    It has already been a joint Master’s programme for more than five years now, but as of 2018 Bioinformatics & Systems Biology will officially become a joint degree. Programme directors Jaap Heringa (VU Amsterdam) and ...

  • 23 Nov 2016
    Bright red fluorescent protein created

    After years of trying, biologists have succeeded in creating an extremely bright red fluorescent protein in the lab. This is good news for researchers, including cancer and stem cell researchers, who use fluorescent ...

  • 11 Nov 2016
    Nutrition protects against the impact of stress on the brain in early life

    Young mice that grow up in stressful circumstances go on to have fewer cognitive-impairments and memory problems as adults if they are given enriched breast milk. This has been revealed by research conducted by ...

  • 3 Nov 2016
    Art meets science in Amsterdam Science #4

    The fourth edition of the popular science magazine Amsterdam Science is out now. This issue explores the interfaces where science and art meet.

  • 1 Nov 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Renée van Amerongen

    Renée van Amerongen coordinates the Frontiers in Medical Biology I course in the third year of the Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences, as well as the Master’s course Current Issues in Developmental Biology. In ...

  • 24 Oct 2016
    Antibiotics live in action

    A new microscopic technique is enabling scientists to observe the antibiotic daptomycine live in action. This marks an exciting first, because even though doctors have been prescribing this antibiotic for over a ...

  • 21 Oct 2016
    PhD student researches antibiotic resistance development

    De novo development of antibiotic resistance in patients forms a serious threat to our health. PhD student Yanfang Feng of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences studied this phenomenon together with the ...

  • 19 Oct 2016
    Jana Naue receives funding for forensic epigenetic research

    Dr Jana Naue, postdoc within the group of Dr Pernette Verschure (Synthetic Systems Biology and Nuclear Organisation) received supportive funding from the Amsterdam University Fund (AUF) for her forensic epigenetic ...

  • 12 Oct 2016
    Unconventional cell division discovered in microbes

    Bacteria are immortal as long as they keep dividing. For decades it has been assumed that a continuous, proteinaceous ring is necessary to drive the division of most microorganisms. An international team led by the ...

  • 20 Sep 2016
    UvA coordinates Cognition research in Human Brain Project

    The UvA has been awarded a coordinating role in the Human Brain Project, funded by the European Union designed to deepen our knowledge of the brain. UvA Professor Cyriel Pennartz is coordinating a subproject on ...

  • 16 Sep 2016
    Intracellular pH as key growth indicator

    In a collaborative effort between the universities of Amsterdam and Antwerp, the groups of professor Stanley Brul and dr Erik Manders published an Applied and Environmental Microbiology paper that was elevated to ...

  • 16 Sep 2016
    UvA programmes in Biology, Psychobiology and Biological Sciences assessed as ‘good’

    The UvA’s Bachelor’s programmes in Psychobiology and Biology and Master’s programme in Biological Sciences have been assessed as ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). All ...

  • 15 Sep 2016
    Plant Enhancers

    Dr Maike Stam and the PhD students Rurika Oka, Blaise Weber (Plant Development and (Epi)genetics, SILS) and Johan Zicola (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding) of the EU FP7 Marie Curie ITN EpiTRAITS project have ...

  • 15 Sep 2016
    Grant for siFLIM technique

    STW has awarded an OTP grant to expand a new microscopy technique, siFLIM. This novel super-fast fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy system has been generated and tested in a collaboration involving researchers ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    Grant for research into solar energy storage

    Microbiologist Filipe Branco dos Santos and chemist Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam have been awarded a grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for their research into new ways for ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    ERC Starting Grants for seven UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to seven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This individual grant, which is about 1.5 million euros for each project, offers talented ...

  • 19 Aug 2016
    Brain more robust than previously thought

    The brain is well capable of coping with the erratic way individual brain cells transmit information. This robustness is quite useful because variation in signal transmission doesn’t merely concern noise, but also ...

  • 8 Jul 2016
    Benno ter Kuile, professor by special appointment of Microbial Food Safety and Antibiotic Resistance in the Food Chain

    Dr B.H. ter Kuile (1956) has been named professor by special appointment of Microbial Food Safety and Antibiotic Resistance in the Food Chain at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was ...

  • 5 Jul 2016
    STW grant for sharper microscopy images

    Re-scanning Confocal Microscopy is a new super-resolution technique developed by Erik Manders (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) and his team who have been working on innovative microscopy technologies for ...

  • 28 Jun 2016
    Green Innovation Cluster gets boost from European funding

    The European Fund for Regional Development (EFRO) and the North-Holland province have awarded full funding to the Green Innovation Cluster (GIC) initiative of Greenport Aalsmeer and the University of Amsterdam. The ...

  • 14 Jun 2016
    Brain award for Jeanette Lorteije

    On 27 May 2016, Jeannette Lorteije (Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience) received the 'Brain Award for Scientific Excellence' from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience for her publication: 'The Formation of ...

  • 10 Jun 2016
    SILS team wins Beach Volley Ball Tournament 2016

    On Thursday, 26 May, the SILS volleyball team 'Groene Vingers', led by Frank Takken (Molecular Plant Pathology), won the Challenge Cub of the FNWI Beach Volley Ball Tournament 2016. Congratulations!

  • 3 Jun 2016
    Hyper-acidification as universal mechanism

    Researchers from the SILS Plant Development and (Epi)Genetics group have discovered that species all throughout the plant kingdom use what is described as a super proton pump to ensure a strong pH gradient. This ...

  • 1 Jun 2016
    Folia film interview with Erik Manders

    Erik Manders, SILS researcher and scientific director of spin-off company Confocal.nl, explains new microscope techniques and the advantages of high-resolution imaging in this short (Dutch-spoken) movie produced by ...

  • 27 May 2016
    Genomes of Petunia parents mapped

    An international team, including Rob Schuurink, Maaike Boersma, Tijs Bliek, Kees Spelt, Valentina Passeri, Ronald Koes and Francesca Quattrocchio (UvA Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) and colleagues of the ...

  • 24 May 2016
    Bio Art & Design Award for art project SILS researchers

    Artists Lilian van Daal and Roos Meerman won a Bio Art & Design Award for a project in which they will collaborate with Katrin Wiese and Renée van Amerongen of the UvA Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences. The ...

  • 18 May 2016
    Breakthrough on antibiotic resistance development

    The Molecular Biology and Microbial Food Safety group (SILS) has recently published on acquisition of antibiotic resistance by the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They show that development of ...

  • 15 May 2016
    Radio interview Michel Haring

    Is the food diversity endangered by large international companies claiming patents on the natural properties of edible plants? Michel Haring offers an explanation in the radio show ‘Vroege Vogels’ (in Dutch).

  • 19 Apr 2016
    Spider mites paralyze host plants

    Spider mites secrete proteins via their saliva that suppress the natural resistances in their host plants. This was discovered by a group of researchers under supervision of Merijn Kant and Rob Schuurink of the UvA ...

  • 15 Apr 2016
    Career Development Award for Frank Jacobs

    Researcher Frank Jacobs (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) has received a Career Development Award from the international Human Frontier Science Program for his research proposal ‘Retrotransposons in control of ...

  • 15 Apr 2016
    Gene relocation uncoupled from activity

    Researchers Lisette Anink-Groenen and Pernette Verschure (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (UvA)) and their collaborators from the Hubrecht Institute-KNAW & University Medical Center Utrecht established the ...

  • 8 Apr 2016
    An old gene that learned new tricks

    Researchers led by Francesca Quattrocchio and Ronald Koes (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) have discovered a gene encoding a transcription factor (PH3) that remained conserved during the evolution of very ...

  • 5 Apr 2016
    Amsterdam Brain and Cognition grant for Aniko Korosi and Tessa Roseboom

    Aniko Korosi (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam) and Tessa Roseboom (Institute Reproduction and Development Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology Women’s and Children's clinic, ...

  • 29 Mar 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Tonny Mulder

    Tonny Mulder is a lecturer for the Bachelor's programmes in Psychobiology and Biomedical Sciences. He left behind his career in cognitive neurophysiology research to devote himself to his passion: developing and ...

  • 23 Mar 2016
    New start-up to introduce innovative microscope

    This summer, University of Amsterdam (UvA) start-up Confocal.nl will begin marketing the first-ever microscope with a plug-and-play feature. Specifically, its rescan module offers super-resolution imaging for an even ...

  • 18 Mar 2016
    Amsterdam Brain and Cognition grant for Natalie Cappaert and Jaap Murre

    Natalie Cappaert and Jaap Murre (University of Amsterdam) have been awarded an Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) grant of over 250.000 euro for their project ‘A network approach to unravel the role of the amygdala ...

  • 25 Feb 2016
    Christa Testerink, professor of Plant Cell Biology

    Dr C. Testerink (1973) has been appointed professor of Plant Cell Biology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This new chair is meant to strengthen the Green Life Sciences Amsterdam cluster of ...

  • 19 Feb 2016
    UvA researchers develop methods for provenance determination of roses

    Is a certain flower or crop actually grown in the Netherlands? Are the roses that I buy for Valentine's Day 'fair'? In collaboration with independent knowledge institute Naktuinbouw, researchers at the Swammerdam ...

  • 15 Feb 2016
    Marie Curie Fellowship awarded to nine UvA researchers

    The European Commission has awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to 9 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The fellowship forms part of the Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

  • 5 Feb 2016
    Technology Area grant for research taste profile

    Professors Age Smilde (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences), Robert Hall (Wageningen University & Research Centre) and Thomas Hankemeier (Leiden University) have received a Technology Area grant of 1.4 Million ...

  • 3 Feb 2016
    Endothelial cells close the gap

    Researchers from Sanquin (Amsterdam) and UvA-SILS have revealed that local activity of signalling proteins is required to prevent leakage of blood vessels during the inflammation response. The research was ...

  • 31 Jan 2016
    Successful Systems Biology conference

    Dr Matteo Barberis (Synthetic Systems Biology and Nuclear Organisation group) has organised and chaired the successful 16th International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB), held from 23-26 November 2015 in Singapore.

  • 26 Jan 2016
    Two grants awarded in the fight against breast cancer

    Renée van Amerongen, MacGillavry fellow and assistant professor in the section of Molecular Cytology at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) was awarded €265k by the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF ...

  • 19 Jan 2016
    From visual stimulus to perception

    Prof. Cyriel Pennartz and Jorrit Montijn, MSc, of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) have discovered an important pattern in the brain mechanism that allows for the conscious perception of visual ...

  • 15 Dec 2015
    Microscopy centre NKI, UvA and AMC among best in Europe

    The van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM), a collaboration of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, the AMC-UvA and the UvA's Faculty of Science, is according to Euro-BioImaging one of the leading ...

  • 1 Dec 2015
    Science Research at UvA-VU: System microbiology

    ‘We work together because we want to; together, we produce good science. This is not an institutionalised collaboration that was forced upon is, this really is bottom-up.’ Filipe Branco dos Santos was part of Bas ...

  • 30 Nov 2015
    Andreas Angermayr wins H.G.K. Westenbrink prize

    Dr. S. Andreas Angermayr has received the H.G.K Westenbrink prize 2014/2015, a yearly award for the best thesis in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology. Angermayr completed his winning PhD thesis ‘Synthetic ...

  • 19 Nov 2015
    Molecular Cytology at the NEMO museum night 2015

    Molecular Cytology was invited to contribute to the museum night of 7 November at the NEMO science center. The evening’s theme was ‘light on life’, as part of the 2015 international year of light. Lindsay Haarbosch, ...

  • 13 Nov 2015
    Unravelling the plant immune system: towards healthier and happier plants

    Scientists Frank Takken (Molecular Plant Pathology, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) and Martin Cann (School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University) describe a potentially universal mechanism ...

  • 6 Nov 2015
    Towards a vaccine for and faster diagnosis of Candida

    Scientists Frans Klis and Stanley Brul (Molecular Biology and Microbial Food Safety, SILS) have published a paper in Eukaryotic Cell identifying important proteins secreted by the human pathogen Candida albicans. ...

  • 2 Nov 2015
    Bacterial noses formed by curved proteins

    Professor Leendert Hamoen and his Bacterial Cell Biology team (Swammerdam institute for Life Sciences) have discovered that bacterial chemoreceptors localise at the cell poles due to their curved shape. This finding ...

  • 30 Oct 2015
    ABMP grant for Carien Lansink and Guus Smit

    The Amsterdam Brain and Mind Project (ABMP) awarded a €250,000 grant to Dr Carien Lansink (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, UvA) and Dr Guus Smit (VU) for the project entitled: 'Disambiguating similar ...

  • 16 Oct 2015
    ABC talent grant for Eva Naninck

    Neuroscientist Eva Naninck (Structural and Functional Plasticity of the Nervous System, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) received an ABC Talent grant of € 100.000 for her research on ‘Effects of early-life ...

  • 16 Oct 2015
    Amsterdam Brain and Mind Project Grant for Aniko Korosi

    Dr Aniko Korosi (Structural and Functional Plasticity of the Nervous System, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) received an Amsterdam Brain & Mind Project (ABMP) grant of € 240.000 in partnership with Dr Vivi ...

  • 8 Oct 2015
    Giulia de Luca nominated for VIVA400 list

    PhD student Giulia de Luca (Molecular Cytology) has earned a spot on the VIVA400 list in the category ‘knappe koppen’ (smart thinkers). With the helpful insights of her supervisor dr. Erik Manders and the lab ...

  • 6 Oct 2015
    Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship for 14 Faculty of Science students

    On Thursday 1 October, fourteen Faculty of Science students received the Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship from Rector Magnificus Dymph van den Boom. The Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship was founded by the ...

  • 5 Oct 2015
    Subcellular location determines shape of the cell

    Research carried out in the chair group Molecular Cytology (prof. T.W.J. Gadella Jr.) of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) demonstrates that the subcellular location of signaling proteins affects cell ...

  • 2 Oct 2015
    UvA coordinates sensory mapping of the brain

    Researchers Umberto Olcese and Conrado Bosman (Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Group, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) have been awarded a three-year grant by the FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call ...

  • 1 Oct 2015
    How the brain represents the world

    The neurosciences have made great strides in gaining a better understanding of the brain and its relation to cognitive processes. It is nevertheless striking, especially in these early years of the 21st century, that ...

  • 22 Sep 2015
    Scientific Research at UvA-VU: Systems Biology research group

    For a good ten years now, systems biologists at the Zuidas campus have been working together with colleagues at Science Park. The VU researchers work in the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences department of Molecular ...

  • 16 Sep 2015
    Understanding the effects of salt on plants

    It has been known for some time that plants protect themselves from soils with high levels of salinity by rerouting their roots to avoid local high salt concentrations. In a recent review and video abstract published ...

  • 31 Aug 2015
    NWO grant for research into salinity tolerance in crops

    Plant physiologist Dr Christa Testerink of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences is to receive a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for research into the effects of salinity on ...

  • 16 Jun 2015
    When does a plant flower?

    In a series of YouTube videos, suitable and fun to watch for all ages, a group of young academics illustrate their research on plant development and more specifically flowering. The researchers are part of the ...

  • 15 Jun 2015
    Marten Smidt appointed new director of SILS

    Marten Smidt, professor of Molecular Neuroscience, has been appointed director of the UvA's Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS). He will assume his duties as SILS director effective 1 July 2015, taking over ...

  • 26 May 2015
    European funding for sustainable crop production

    Frank Takken and Martijn Rep researchers at the Molecular Plant Pathology group, of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) awarded a Marie Curie Action programme entailing around 4 million Euro. The grant ...

  • 13 Apr 2015
    Phd in the Spotlight: Magdalena Julkowska

    Magdalena Julkowska (1986) will be awarded her doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam on 30 April. During her doctoral research at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) she learned more about how ...

  • 10 Apr 2015
    Dierenbescherming nominates researcher Peter Hordijk

    Special Chair molecular cellular biologist Peter Hordijk, of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS), has been nominated by the Dutch Animal Protection Society Dierenbescherming for their "Courage in the ...

  • 26 Mar 2015
    Science faculties UvA-VU launch popular science magazine

    The first issue of the popular science magazine ‘Amsterdam Science’ was officially released earlier today during the Dies Natalis celebrations of the UvA’s Faculty of Science. A joint initiative of the University of ...

  • 24 Mar 2015
    ABC grant awarded to Carien Lansink and Heleen Slagter

    Dr Carien Lansink of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences and Dr Heleen Slagter (Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences) have been awarded a research grant of €250,000.- by the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition ...

  • 17 Mar 2015
    ABC grant awarded to Paul Lucassen and Liesbeth Reneman

    Prof. dr Paul Lucassen (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) has been awarded a €250.000,- project grant together with Dr Liesbeth Reneman (AMC) by Amsterdam Brain & Cognition Center for their project: 'Detecting ...

  • 3 Mar 2015
    Photanol and AkzoNobel collaboration wins Bio Business Award 2015

    The collaboration between the University of Amsterdam (UvA) spin-off company Photanol and the chemical group AkzoNobel has been awarded the WBM Bio Business Award 2015 in the category of Bio-based Chemical ...

  • 19 Feb 2015
    Science Research at UvA-VU: Bacterial Cell Biology

    VU University’s Dr Joen Luirink studies processes in bacterial cell envelopes. One of his projects focuses on a protein complex that plays a crucial role in the division of bacteria. Cell division is also the focus ...

  • 17 Feb 2015
    Giulia De Luca (SILS) wins Upcoming Scientist Award at Innovation for Health 2015

    Giulia De Luca, PhD candidate with the Molecular Cytology group at the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences (SILS), won the Upcoming Scientist Award at the Innovation for Health conference held in Amsterdam in ...

  • 17 Feb 2015
    Three Faculty of Science researcher amongst Vici recipients

    Biologist Frank Takken (Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences) and physicists Florian Schreck (Institute of Physics, IoP) Femius Koenderink (IoP and FOM-institute AMOLF), all affiliated with the Faculty of Science ...

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Vici grant awarded to five UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a prestigious Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Kees Jalink, professor by special appointment of High-Resolution Microscopy

    Dr K. Jalink (1957) has been named professor by special appointment of High-Resolution Microscopy at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Society for the ...

  • 15 Jan 2015
    Grant for applied plant research at SILS

    The SILS research group “RNA Biology & Applied Bioinformatics (RB&AB)” was granted ~300 k€ by the government Top Sector Horticulture and Propagation Materials.

  • 13 Jan 2015
    SOLARDAM consortium receives AAA funding

    The SOLARDAM consortium, which includes FNWI institutes IoP, HIMS and SILS, has received initial funding from the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA). With this funding for SOLARDAM, VU and UvA have the unique ...

  • 6 Jan 2015
    Funding for 'Resistance to a destructive plant virus'

    Dr. Harrold van den Burg and Prof. Marcel Prins (Keygene) received funding for a research project (€ 700.000,-) by the Top Sector Horticulture and Starting Materials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

  • 19 Dec 2014
    Grant for MBMFS

    € 380.000 for research

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Ronald Koes, professor of Developmental Genetics

    Professor R.E. Koes (1958) has been appointed professor of Developmental Genetics at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 4 Dec 2014
    Aniko Korosi receives grant to study effect of early nutrition on brain development

    Dr Aniko Korosi (SILS) received the NWO Food & Cognition grant (over €660.000,-) in collaboration with Danone research to study the effects of early nutrition on brain development. The 4-year project will be ...

  • 4 Dec 2014
    Healthy embryonic brain development depends on serotonin receptor

    Researchers Dr Hans van Hooft and Dr Pascal Chameau of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences recently published in cooperation with researchers from the University of Geneva Medical School and the ESPCI ...

  • 1 Dec 2014
    Grant awarded for research on Alzheimer and epigenetics for Carlos Fitzsimons

    Dr Carlos Fitzsimons of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences was awarded a €100,000 grant by the International Foundation for Alzheimer Research (ISAO) for his 2-year project entitled: Epigenetic programming of ...

  • 13 Oct 2014
    Phd in the spotlight: Jesse Veenvliet

    Jesse Veenvliet (1983) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 31 October. Focusing on the characteristics of dopamine neurons, his doctoral research at the Swammerdam Institute ...

  • 30 Sep 2014
    Hans Westerhoff appointed Fellow of the International Society for Systems Biology

    Hans V. Westerhoff (UvA-SILS) has been appointed Fellow of the International Society for Systems Biology. At the awarding ceremony 16 September in Melbourne, Westerhoff and two other new fellows, Leroy Hood (ISB, ...

  • 30 Sep 2014
    2.8 million euro for research into epigenetics of hormone resistance in breast cancer

    The EpiPredict project, coordinated by Dr Pernette J. Verschure of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been awarded a European grant of €2.8 million for epigenetic research into resistance to endocrine (hormonal) ...

  • 1 Sep 2014
    NFI and UvA participate in research

    Dr. Pernette J. Verschure, UvA-SILS and prof. Ate Kloosterman, NFI receive research funding from the minestry of Security and Justice to study epigenetic changes of the DNA for forensic applications. In the coming ...

  • 14 Aug 2014
    Veni grant Silke Allmann

    Silke Allmann of the research group Plant Physiology is awarded a VENI grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO for her project "Z/E-conversion of hexenal as modulator of insect physiology ...

  • 29 Jul 2014
    Veni grant for five Faculty of Science researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants to twenty-eight postdoctoral researchers, enabling them to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) or Amsterdam Medical ...

  • 24 Jun 2014
    SILS researchers publish new findings on development of antibiotic resistance

    A recently published study, supervised by Stanley Brul (UvA-SILS) and Benno ter Kuile (Dutch Food and Consumer Product Authority), concludes that novo resistance to antibiotics is brought about by a complex ...

  • 27 May 2014
    Top Paper Award for Dr. Carlos Fitzsimons

    Dr. Carlos Fitzsimons (Lucassen’s group, SILS Center for Neuroscience) was awarded the ‘2014 Top Paper Award’ at the recent Dutch Neurofederation’s meeting (ENP 2014) in Lunteren for a paper in the high impact ...

  • 26 May 2014
    UvA awarded record number of Vidi grants

    Nineteen UvA researchers have been awarded a Vidi grant as part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. Having secured 19 of the 88 grant allocations for ...

  • 16 May 2014
    NWO ECHO project grants for FNWI chemistry research

    NWO Chemical Sciences is subsidising four of the Faculty of Science's (FNWI) research projects with an ECHO or ECHO-STIP grant. In total, the NWO is distributing €11 million to outstanding scientists via its TOP, ...

  • 8 Apr 2014
    Phd in the Spotlight: Bert van de Kooij

    On 22 April, Bert van de Kooij (born 1983) will be awarded his doctorate at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). As part of his doctoral research at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) and the Netherlands ...

  • 7 Mar 2014
    Research cytoskeleton published in Nature Communications

    Bacterial cell biologist Leendert Hamoen (UvA-SILS) published a study which appeared in Nature Communications on 7 March 2014.

  • 30 Jan 2014
    "Amsterdams Universiteitsfonds" (AUF) invests in research regarding epigenetic composition in Huntington's disease

    Dr Pernette J. Verschure of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences received research funding from the "Amsterdams Universiteitsfonds" as surplus for her research in Huntington’s disease.

  • 23 Jan 2014
    Hippocampus assists navigation by using stored movement sequences

    None of us has satnav in our brains, so how do we navigate through three-dimensional space? The hippocampus has proven to assist this process by reminding us of movements we have previously made to achieve a certain ...

  • 19 Dec 2013
    ZonMw Top grant for research into the influence of early life experiences on brain development

    Researchers of University of Amsterdam (SILS) and Utrecht University have received a ZonMw Top grant to study how early life experiences influence brain function and sensitivity of the brain.

  • 5 Dec 2013
    STW technology foundation and businesses invest in Green Defence Against Pests programme

    Coordinated by University of Amsterdam (UvA) biologist Michel Haring, the Green Defence Against Pests, or GAP, programme is one of the five 'Perspective Programmes' receiving funding from the STW technology ...

  • 10 Oct 2013
    Food for thought

    SILS researchers publish a Trends in Neurosciences paper on the roles of early nutrition, stress and epigenetics in the long-term programming of brain structure and function.

  • 8 Oct 2013
    Plant goes on the defensive in salty soil

    Plants protect themselves by having their roots bend away from soil with a high salt concentration, a process that is influenced by the hormone auxin. This was discovered by University of Amsterdam (UvA) researchers ...

  • 3 Oct 2013
    Major research grant for research on fear

    Harm Krugers of UvA Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) and colleagues receive from the USA Military Operational Medicine Research Program a grant of 1.9 million dollar for research on the development and ...

  • 29 Aug 2013
    LCAM receives top scores from Euro-BioImaging

    The application of LCAM (a collaborative microscopy center between SILS-FNWI, AMC and NKI) to become a Euro-BioImaging Flaghship centre for Functional Imaging was awarded with the highest possible ranking. Prof.dr. ...

  • 25 Aug 2013
    Johan Westerhuis (SILS) receives two publication awards

    Johan Westerhuis (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) recently received two publication awards from the Metabolomics Society to recognize his outstanding scientific publications within the Metabolomics journal. ...

  • 20 Aug 2013
    Researchers discover new function regulatory protein

    The research group of Dr. Pernette Verschure of the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences (SILS) shows an undiscovered function of the epigenetic regulatory protein methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2). MeCP2 is able ...

  • 26 Jun 2013
    Marino Marinković wins Joep van den Bercken Prize 2013

    Marinković received this prize from the Dutch Toxicology Society for his PhD thesis ‘Gene expression in toxicant-exposed chironomids’, which he prepared at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) ...

  • 19 Jun 2013
    Martin Vinck wins Scopus Young Researcher Award

    For the first year, the Scopus Young Researcher Award was awarded in the Netherlands by publisher Elsevier. The award is meant as a sign of recognition of the talent, expertise and knowledge of the young researcher. ...

  • 17 Jun 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Niek Wit

    On 1 July, Niek Wit (b. 1984) will be awarded a doctorate by the University of Amsterdam (UvA). His research at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) and the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) examined ...

  • 23 May 2013
    Vidi grant for SILS scientist

    Out of 432 submissions, 86 young and innovative scientists received a Vidi grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

  • 17 May 2013
    Two scholarships awarded to SILS in the search for new antimicrobial compounds

    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a major threat to public health, these research projects will continue the search for new antimicrobial compounds. The PhD scholarships have been granted to the Molecular Biology and ...

  • 13 May 2013
    Three NWO ECHO grants Faculty of Science research projects in chemistry receive

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three research projects of the UvA Faculty of Science an ECHO project grant.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Abdo El Ali wins 2nd FNWI Science Slam

    On Friday April 12 the annual FNWI PhD Science Slam took place.

  • 23 Apr 2013
    Positive effects of cortisol stimulated by new substance. A new treatment of diseases like depression?

    A new substance appears to simulate the positive effects of the stress hormone cortisol. This novel substance could eventually help in the treatment of diseases such as depression.

  • 9 Apr 2013
    Q-TOF Gas Chromatograph at SILS

    With the aid of the GC-Q-TOF, the SILS researchers will continue their research into the role of volatile and non-volatile metabolites in plant defence.

  • 5 Mar 2013
    Hans Westerhoff guest at Pauw & Witteman

    Biochemical 'road map' of the human metabolism drawn up

  • 4 Mar 2013
    Biochemical 'road map' of the human metabolism drawn up

    A consortium of international systems biologists, including Hans Westerhoff of the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences (SILS), has drawn up the most comprehensive 'road map' of human metabolism to date.

  • 19 Feb 2013
    Documentaire over Jan Swammerdam (de Gouden Eeuw)

    De 17e-eeuwse wetenschapper gelooft heilig in god en zijn volmaakte universum. Voor een briljante onderzoeker als Johannes Swammerdam is de natuur niets anders dan de mogelijkheid de geheimen van de schepping te ...

  • 11 Feb 2013
    Epigenetic modifications crucial to proper neuronal development

    Jesse Veenvliet and Marten Smidt from the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences demonstrate that certain epigenetic modifications play an important role in neuronal development.

  • 1 Feb 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Clemens Heilmann

    On 15 February Clemens Heilmann (1984) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the UvA . During his research at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) he mapped out the cell wall of the pathogenic Candida ...

  • 20 Nov 2012
    Improved herbivore resistance in cultivated tomato

    Tomato breeding has been tremendously efficient in increasing fruit quality and quantity but did not focus on improving herbivore resistance. The biosynthetic pathway for the production of 7-epizingiberene in a wild ...

  • 20 Nov 2012
    Kastomaat bewapend tegen insecten

    Amsterdamse biologen hebben kastomaten gewapend tegen schadelijke insecten door hen uit te rusten met een truc uit een wilde variant.

  • 10 Sep 2012
    Maike Stam receives STW grant to improve targeted mutagenesis through epigenetic modulation

    The Technology Foundation STW has awarded a four-year research grant of €715,000 to Maike Stam of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) to carry out the project ‘Epigenetics meets targeted mutagenesis’.

  • 3 Sep 2012
    An important paper in Molecular Psychiatry with contribution of 5 SILS members

    New mechanism involved in fearful memories unraveled

  • 22 May 2012
    Honourable mention thesis Yoav Noam

    An honourable mention goes to two young neuroscientists: Dr. Yoav Noam (SILS-CNS, UvA) for his thesis ' Mechanisms of HCN Channel trafficking and surface expression' and Dr. Christiaan Klink (Helmholtz Institute, ...