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Results: 81 - 100 of 197
  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...