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  • 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, ...