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Results: 61 - 80 of 197
  • 30 Aug 2017
    KWF Grant for Renée van Amerongen

    Cell biologist Renée van Amerongen of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has been awarded a €500,000 grant from KWF Kankerbestrijding. Van Amerongen will use this grant to expand her research efforts on ...

  • 22 Aug 2017
    Grant for research in heat resistance of bacterial spores

    Stanley Brul, Erik Manders and Chris de Koster (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) have been awarded an NWO-ALW Open Competition grant. Their work focusses on the molecular physiology of the minimal survival ...

  • 17 Aug 2017
    Predicting transcriptional enhancers in the maize genome

    An international team of moleculair biologists and bio-informatics scientists succeeded in the genome wide identification of transcriptional enhancers in the maize genome. With this study, an important step is taken ...

  • 8 Aug 2017
    Succulents to improve air quality

    This summer, succulents planted on the roof of an Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) building, the Benno Premselahuis, are going to filter out particulate matter in the polluted Wibautstraat. The 50 ...

  • 28 Jul 2017
    Seventeen UvA and AMC-UvA researchers awarded Veni grants

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 17 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 27 Jul 2017
    Shedding light on protein interaction networks in a developing organism

    Researchers succeeded for the first time in mapping protein-protein interactions in living developing plant roots. The findings of the international team of the department of Plant Developmental Biology at Wageningen ...

  • 18 Jul 2017
    ECHO grant for heat and salt stress in plants

    Researcher Teun Munnik (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) receives an NWO ECHO Grant for his research into proteins involved in heat- and osmotic stress signalling in plants.

  • 11 Jul 2017
    UvA and Enza Zaden start joint research project

    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 ...