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Results: 181 - 197 of 197
  • 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.

  • 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, ...

  • 22 May 2012
    SILS researchers develop orange fluorescent protein for quantitative microscopy

    Using structure-guided molecular evolution and advanced microscopy techniques, dr.ir. Mark A. Hink, ing. Linda Joosen & prof. dr. Theodorus W.J. Gadella Jr. of the section of Molecular Cytology of the Swammerdam ...

  • 14 May 2012
    Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2012 finalists

    Last week, a jury chaired by Prof. (Louise) Fresco came together to determine the finalists for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2012. A record number of innovative and applicable ideas were sent in this ...

  • 26 Mar 2012
    SILS researchers set a world record with a new super bright turquoise fluorescent protein

    Using structure-guided molecular evolution, researches in the chair group of Molecular Cytology (dr.ir. J. Goedhart, L. Joosen, dr.ir. M.A. Hink, L. van Weeren & prof. T.W.J. Gadella Jr.) have created a fully ...

  • 14 Mar 2012
    A new pathway for Cannabis to activate the brain

    Functional CB2-receptors can also be found in the brain. This is the striking conclusion of the paper Excitability of prefrontal cortical pyramidal neurons is modulated by activation of intracellular type-2 ...

  • 1 Mar 2012
    NWO-middelgroot grantproject

    SILS researcher Dr. Timo Breit (MAD-IBU) received a NWO-middelgroot grantproject of 400 k€.

  • 9 Feb 2012
    Sleep deprivations alters brain structure

    Chronic sleep restriction causes a decrease in hippocampal volume in adolescent rats, which is not explained by changes in glucocorticoid levels or neurogenesis.

  • 6 Feb 2012
    Use of antidepressants during pregnancy causes structural changes in the brain of the unborn child

    The use of certain antidepressants by pregnant women influences the development of the brain of their foetus, according to researchers of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The results of their research was published ...