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Results: 1 - 20 of 197
  • 10 Sep 2019
    Kick-off of new AI4Science lab

    The new AI4Science lab starts off this month, by appointing Patrick Forré as its lab manager and as an assistant professor. The AI4Science lab is a joint initiative of the institutes for astronomy (API), biology ...

  • 2 Sep 2019
    Novel insights into regulation of plant-fungi symbiosis

    Many plants have a symbiotic relationship with fungi to help them mobilize nutrients from their surroundings. Establishment of the relationship is regulated via signalling pathways, of which much was still unknown. ...

  • 30 Aug 2019
    €20 million for plant stress research

    A consortium headed by the University of Amsterdam will receive a grant of over €20 million to study the relationship between plants and the microorganisms that live on their roots. In due course, this project is ...

  • 26 Aug 2019
    In memoriam: Chris de Koster

    On Monday 5 August our colleague Chris de Koster passed away after a long period of illness. Chris was the chair of the Mass Spectrometry of Biomacromolecules research group and a highly valued employee, scientist, ...

  • 23 Jul 2019
    Rubicon grant for three UvA researchers

    Three researchers who recently received their PhD at the University of Amsterdam have been awarded a Rubicon grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to conduct research abroad. Marie Deserno, Sylvie Lesuis and ...

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...

  • 2 Jul 2019
    Daily hormone cycle important for the aging brain

    Aging comes with a risk of cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The maintenance of neural stem cells is important to keep the brain functioning. Unfortunately, these cells ...

  • 22 May 2019
    Why are Brassica crops so susceptible to Black Rot?

    V-shaped yellow sectors on the leaf edges and blackening of the leaf veins in Brassica crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes or watercress are typical disease symptoms of Black Rot, a major ...

  • 15 May 2019
    Two UvA spin offs among ten winners Academic Start up Competition

    On Tuesday 14 May 2019, the jury of the Academic Startup Competition announced ten winners, from 28 nominated university startups. Two of those ten winners originate from the University of Amsterdam.

  • 15 May 2019
    In memoriam: Prof. Fernando Lopes da Silva

    On 7 May 2019, Fernando Lopes da Silva passed away at the age of 84. Fernando Lopes da Silva was a professor at the UvA from 1980 to 2000, first at the Faculty of Biology and later at the Swammerdam Institute for ...

  • 29 Apr 2019
    Funding for studying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance

    Microbiologists at the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (SILS-UvA) have received nearly 400k funding from the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) to study ...

  • 5 Apr 2019
    Inge Huitinga, professor by special appointment of Neuroimmunology

    Dr I. Huitinga (1960) has been named professor by special appointment of Neuroimmunology, specialising in the pathology of multiple sclerosis, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s Faculty of Science. The chair is ...

  • 4 Apr 2019
    Helmut Kessels receives more than half a million for Alzheimer's research

    The Hersenstichting (Dutch Brain Foundation) awards € 555,000 to an Alzheimer's study by Helmut Kessels of the University of Amsterdam. Kessels will use the grant to investigate how the natural protection mechanism ...

  • 5 Mar 2019
    Therapeutic insights into the molecular effects of epileptic seizures

    The molecular effect of mild epileptic seizures on the brain is poorly understood. A team of neuroscientists lead by Carlos Fitzsimons (SILS-UvA) have discovered how to revert effects of small RNA molecules present ...

  • 28 Feb 2019
    Ten researchers to conduct research at UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Ten talented researchers have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The awarded projects include research on public support for ...

  • 26 Feb 2019
    UvA biologists solve the long-standing riddle how lemons can be so extremely sour

    Citrus fruits come in many varieties and tastes; some are sweet, and some are sour. Extremely sour. Biologists have long sought for the mechanism that enables cells of, for example, lemons to become acidified to such ...

  • 26 Feb 2019
    Three UvA researchers receive NWO Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros to UvA researchers Denny Borsboom and Jaap van Buul and AMC-UvA researcher Diederik van de Beek. The Vici grant ...

  • 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!