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Results: 41 - 60 of 211
  • 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 ...