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Results: 21 - 40 of 183
  • 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
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    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 web 2018
    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!

  • 9 Jan 2019
    Prof Jaap van Buul
    Jaap van Buul, professor by special appointment of Molecular Cell Biology of Cell Migration

    Dr J.D. van Buul (1973) has been named professor by special appointment of Molecular Cell Biology of Cell Migration at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Three NWO grants for fundamental chemical research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three ECHO grants to UvA researchers working at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Swammerdam Institute for Life ...

  • 11 Dec 2018
    Prof Saskia Hogenhout
    Saskia Hogenhout, professor by special appointment of Molecular Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions

    Prof. S.A. Hogenhout (1969) has been named professor by special appointment of Molecular Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This chair was established on ...

  • 6 Dec 2018
    The hairs (trichomes) on a tomato plant, made visible with a scanning electron microscope .
    UvA biologists discover important regulator of tomato hairs

    Tomato plants protect themselves against herbivorous insects with the help of tiny hairs. A team of biologists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), supervised by dr. Rob Schuurink, in collaboration with Rijk ...

  • 19 Nov 2018
    Bananenplant met ziekte
    Biologists find potential Achilles heel of infamous banana fungus

    Banana farming is threatened worldwide by the dreaded Fusarium wilt disease. The disease results from a fungus that causes banana plants to wither and die. A study led by professor Martijn Rep of the University of ...

  • 29 Oct 2018
    Five million euros for European research to increase agricultural and horticultural yields

    The 'Boostcrop' consortium with researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has been awarded nearly 5 million euros from the ...

  • 17 Oct 2018
    E.Coli bacteria
    How to find new antibiotics

    Scientific discoveries seldom are the result of a Eureka!-moment of a single person. They usually take years of hard labour by multiple people and lots of collaboration. This is the story of how we are starting to ...

  • 26 Sep 2018
    Physics2Market grant for promising research to improve cold-stress tolerance of plants

    UvA researchers have found a way to improve the plant's resilience to low temperature stress. The first results are promising and the agricultural sector has already expressed its interest. For the further ...

  • 20 Sep 2018
    Prof Harro Bouwmeester, Plant Hormone Biology
    Harro Bouwmeester wins Sandmeyer Award 2018

    On 6 September 2018, Prof. Harro Bouwmeester (Plant Hormone Biology), received The Sandmeyer Award 2018. Bouwmeester, together with three scientists of Syngenta Crop Protection AG in Switzerland, were rewarded ...

  • 19 Sep 2018
    2018 September Blood sample image
    Epigenetic-based chronological age-prediction: a new objective tool for forensic case work

    A team of researchers led by Pernette Verschure and Ate Kloosterman of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences at the UvA have developed an age prediction tool for forensic application based on DNA methylation. ...

  • 19 Sep 2018
    September 2018 Enhancer Nature Medicine figure
    Breast cancer fuelled by mysterious Yin Yang Protein

    An international team of researchers found during their study that tumours can change their ‘appearance’ to evade cancer treatments, using epigenetic mechanisms. The researchers used clinical samples from patients ...

  • 14 Sep 2018
    frozen plant
    Oil enzyme protects plants from freezing

    Cold temperatures can lay waste to crops. A study investigating how plants in cold climates protect themselves from freezing sheds light on a novel metabolic pathway that helps plants to survive frost. The study was ...

  • 7 Sep 2018
    still video opening Photanol
    Photanol to build demonstration plant at AkzoNobel site in Delfzijl

    Photanol BV, Amsterdam, has closed a substantial new financing round to demonstrate its industrial capabilities to produce chemicals from CO2 and sunlight. Photanol BV is a spin-off company established in 2008 by UvA ...