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Results: 81 - 100 of 191
  • 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 ...

  • 18 Jan 2017
    Funding for Molecular Biology & Microbial Food Safety

    Molecular Biology & Microbial Food Safety, led by Prof. Stanley Brul, has received funding from the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

  • 16 Jan 2017
    Special chair Jeroen Hugenholtz prolonged

    Prof. Jeroen Hugenholtz will hold a special chair at SILS for a third term. A third term is uncommon for special chairs, but the collaboration between Prof. Hugenholtz and diverse members of SILS (among which ...

  • 16 Dec 2016
    Horizon 2020 grant for Carlos Fitzsimons

    Neurobiologist Dr Carlos Fitzsimons has been awarded a grant from the Horizon 2020 programme NEURON: Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research. The awarded project is called ‘REACT NSC: Induction of ...

  • 14 Dec 2016
    Protein uptake mechanism that sabotages plant immune system explained

    A new step has been taken in the ongoing battle between pathogens and plant breeders. UvA researchers Frank Takken, Xiaotang Di and Harrold van den Burg of the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences have discovered ...

  • 13 Dec 2016
    Three UvA researchers receive prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant

    The European Research Council has awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant to UvA researchers Ben Freivogel, Guy Geltner and Christa Testerink.

  • 13 Dec 2016
    Science Education at UvA-VU: Master’s Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

    It has already been a joint Master’s programme for more than five years now, but as of 2018 Bioinformatics & Systems Biology will officially become a joint degree. Programme directors Jaap Heringa (VU Amsterdam) and ...

  • 23 Nov 2016
    Bright red fluorescent protein created

    After years of trying, biologists have succeeded in creating an extremely bright red fluorescent protein in the lab. This is good news for researchers, including cancer and stem cell researchers, who use fluorescent ...

  • 11 Nov 2016
    Nutrition protects against the impact of stress on the brain in early life

    Young mice that grow up in stressful circumstances go on to have fewer cognitive-impairments and memory problems as adults if they are given enriched breast milk. This has been revealed by research conducted by ...

  • 3 Nov 2016
    Art meets science in Amsterdam Science #4

    The fourth edition of the popular science magazine Amsterdam Science is out now. This issue explores the interfaces where science and art meet.

  • 1 Nov 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Renée van Amerongen

    Renée van Amerongen coordinates the Frontiers in Medical Biology I course in the third year of the Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences, as well as the Master’s course Current Issues in Developmental Biology. In ...

  • 24 Oct 2016
    Antibiotics live in action

    A new microscopic technique is enabling scientists to observe the antibiotic daptomycine live in action. This marks an exciting first, because even though doctors have been prescribing this antibiotic for over a ...

  • 21 Oct 2016
    PhD student researches antibiotic resistance development

    De novo development of antibiotic resistance in patients forms a serious threat to our health. PhD student Yanfang Feng of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences studied this phenomenon together with the ...

  • 19 Oct 2016
    Jana Naue receives funding for forensic epigenetic research

    Dr Jana Naue, postdoc within the group of Dr Pernette Verschure (Synthetic Systems Biology and Nuclear Organisation) received supportive funding from the Amsterdam University Fund (AUF) for her forensic epigenetic ...

  • 12 Oct 2016
    Unconventional cell division discovered in microbes

    Bacteria are immortal as long as they keep dividing. For decades it has been assumed that a continuous, proteinaceous ring is necessary to drive the division of most microorganisms. An international team led by the ...

  • 20 Sep 2016
    UvA coordinates Cognition research in Human Brain Project

    The UvA has been awarded a coordinating role in the Human Brain Project, funded by the European Union designed to deepen our knowledge of the brain. UvA Professor Cyriel Pennartz is coordinating a subproject on ...

  • 16 Sep 2016
    Intracellular pH as key growth indicator

    In a collaborative effort between the universities of Amsterdam and Antwerp, the groups of professor Stanley Brul and dr Erik Manders published an Applied and Environmental Microbiology paper that was elevated to ...

  • 16 Sep 2016
    UvA programmes in Biology, Psychobiology and Biological Sciences assessed as ‘good’

    The UvA’s Bachelor’s programmes in Psychobiology and Biology and Master’s programme in Biological Sciences have been assessed as ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). All ...

  • 15 Sep 2016
    Plant Enhancers

    Dr Maike Stam and the PhD students Rurika Oka, Blaise Weber (Plant Development and (Epi)genetics, SILS) and Johan Zicola (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding) of the EU FP7 Marie Curie ITN EpiTRAITS project have ...

  • 15 Sep 2016
    Grant for siFLIM technique

    STW has awarded an OTP grant to expand a new microscopy technique, siFLIM. This novel super-fast fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy system has been generated and tested in a collaboration involving researchers ...