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 ...