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 ...
19 Jun 2017
Students from UvA and VU participate in prestigious iGEM-competition 2017
A team of UvA and VU students are participating in this year’s iGEM competition. In this contest, teams from around the world are challenged to address problems as a result of increased CO2 emissions, such as ...
6 Jun 2017
Book presentation: Search for extra-terrestrial life
Is Earth the only place in the universe where life emerged? What would signs of extra-terrestrial life look like? Nanne Nanninga, emeritus professor molecular cell biology at the Faculty of Science, wrote a book ...
30 May 2017
New insights into development of Huntington’s disease
The research group led by Pernette Verschure (UvA-SILS), together with researchers from the Amsterdam Medical Center and Leiden University Medical Center, has gained new insights into the development of Huntington’s ...
30 May 2017
Biologists find missing link for the ‘safe’ signal in plants
Plant biologists Guido Van den Ackerveken and colleagues from the Utrecht University and Rob Schuurink and Michel de Vries from the University of Amsterdam have now discovered how the plant metabolises jasmonic acid, ...
29 May 2017
UvA researchers discover new ‘GPS’ neuron
An international research team led by UvA researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type of neuron which might play a vital role in humans’ ability to navigate their environments. ...
5 Apr 2017
Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Grant for Harm Krugers
Neurobiologist Dr Harm Krugers has been awarded a grant from the UvA Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Grant. The awarded project studies the relationship between social behavior and early life events.
27 Mar 2017
Spatial organisation of chromatin allows for timely gene activation
An international team of researchers led by Matteo Barberis (SILS, UvA), Oscar Aparicio, and Lin Chen (USC, Los Angeles, USA) has demonstrated a mechanism by which chromatin is organised spatially within the nucleus ...
21 Mar 2017
Unknown mechanism discovered for timely cell reproduction
An international team of researchers led by Matteo Barberis of the UvA has discovered a mechanism that explains how cells achieve their proper timing of reproduction. Their findings have been published in the latest ...
6 Mar 2017
NWO ECHO grant for Dorus Gadella and Joachim Goedhart
Dorus Gadella and Joachim Goedhart have been awarded an NWO ECHO grant of 260,000 Euro to fund research into sensors that can measure chemical processes in cells to a high degree of accuracy.
27 Feb 2017
Paul Lucassen in debate on stress
Neuro biologist Paul Lucassen debates on effect of stress in the human brain at the KennisCafé in DeBalie, Amsterdam, 20 feb 2017
21 Feb 2017
Harro Bouwmeester, professor of Plant Hormone Biology
Prof. H.J. Bouwmeester (1960) has been appointed professor of Plant Hormone Biology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
7 Feb 2017
Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship
Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...
31 Jan 2017
Researchers discover novel mechanism behind underlying breast cancer hormone therapy resistance
An international team of researchers including Pernette Verschure and PhD student Mannus Kempe from the UvA's Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences has discovered a mechanism that makes a common type of breast cancer ...
27 Jan 2017
Nontraditional attack on the parasite that causes sleeping sickness
Molecular biologists Hans Westerhoff (UvA) and Barbara Bakker (VU) has designed a new method of finding treatments that inactivate disease-causing cells like cancer cells or parasites without causing collateral ...