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Results: 101 - 120 of 191
  • 13 Sep 2016
    Grant for research into solar energy storage

    Microbiologist Filipe Branco dos Santos and chemist Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam have been awarded a grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for their research into new ways for ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    ERC Starting Grants for seven UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to seven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This individual grant, which is about 1.5 million euros for each project, offers talented ...

  • 19 Aug 2016
    Brain more robust than previously thought

    The brain is well capable of coping with the erratic way individual brain cells transmit information. This robustness is quite useful because variation in signal transmission doesn’t merely concern noise, but also ...

  • 8 Jul 2016
    Benno ter Kuile, professor by special appointment of Microbial Food Safety and Antibiotic Resistance in the Food Chain

    Dr B.H. ter Kuile (1956) has been named professor by special appointment of Microbial Food Safety and Antibiotic Resistance in the Food Chain at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was ...

  • 5 Jul 2016
    STW grant for sharper microscopy images

    Re-scanning Confocal Microscopy is a new super-resolution technique developed by Erik Manders (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) and his team who have been working on innovative microscopy technologies for ...

  • 28 Jun 2016
    Green Innovation Cluster gets boost from European funding

    The European Fund for Regional Development (EFRO) and the North-Holland province have awarded full funding to the Green Innovation Cluster (GIC) initiative of Greenport Aalsmeer and the University of Amsterdam. The ...

  • 14 Jun 2016
    Brain award for Jeanette Lorteije

    On 27 May 2016, Jeannette Lorteije (Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience) received the 'Brain Award for Scientific Excellence' from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience for her publication: 'The Formation of ...

  • 10 Jun 2016
    SILS team wins Beach Volley Ball Tournament 2016

    On Thursday, 26 May, the SILS volleyball team 'Groene Vingers', led by Frank Takken (Molecular Plant Pathology), won the Challenge Cub of the FNWI Beach Volley Ball Tournament 2016. Congratulations!

  • 3 Jun 2016
    Hyper-acidification as universal mechanism

    Researchers from the SILS Plant Development and (Epi)Genetics group have discovered that species all throughout the plant kingdom use what is described as a super proton pump to ensure a strong pH gradient. This ...

  • 1 Jun 2016
    Folia film interview with Erik Manders

    Erik Manders, SILS researcher and scientific director of spin-off company, explains new microscope techniques and the advantages of high-resolution imaging in this short (Dutch-spoken) movie produced by ...

  • 27 May 2016
    Genomes of Petunia parents mapped

    An international team, including Rob Schuurink, Maaike Boersma, Tijs Bliek, Kees Spelt, Valentina Passeri, Ronald Koes and Francesca Quattrocchio (UvA Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) and colleagues of the ...

  • 24 May 2016
    Bio Art & Design Award for art project SILS researchers

    Artists Lilian van Daal and Roos Meerman won a Bio Art & Design Award for a project in which they will collaborate with Katrin Wiese and Renée van Amerongen of the UvA Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences. The ...

  • 18 May 2016
    Breakthrough on antibiotic resistance development

    The Molecular Biology and Microbial Food Safety group (SILS) has recently published on acquisition of antibiotic resistance by the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They show that development of ...

  • 15 May 2016
    Radio interview Michel Haring

    Is the food diversity endangered by large international companies claiming patents on the natural properties of edible plants? Michel Haring offers an explanation in the radio show ‘Vroege Vogels’ (in Dutch).

  • 19 Apr 2016
    Spider mites paralyze host plants

    Spider mites secrete proteins via their saliva that suppress the natural resistances in their host plants. This was discovered by a group of researchers under supervision of Merijn Kant and Rob Schuurink of the UvA ...

  • 15 Apr 2016
    Career Development Award for Frank Jacobs

    Researcher Frank Jacobs (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) has received a Career Development Award from the international Human Frontier Science Program for his research proposal ‘Retrotransposons in control of ...

  • 15 Apr 2016
    Gene relocation uncoupled from activity

    Researchers Lisette Anink-Groenen and Pernette Verschure (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (UvA)) and their collaborators from the Hubrecht Institute-KNAW & University Medical Center Utrecht established the ...

  • 8 Apr 2016
    An old gene that learned new tricks

    Researchers led by Francesca Quattrocchio and Ronald Koes (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) have discovered a gene encoding a transcription factor (PH3) that remained conserved during the evolution of very ...

  • 5 Apr 2016
    Amsterdam Brain and Cognition grant for Aniko Korosi and Tessa Roseboom

    Aniko Korosi (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam) and Tessa Roseboom (Institute Reproduction and Development Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology Women’s and Children's clinic, ...

  • 29 Mar 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Tonny Mulder

    Tonny Mulder is a lecturer for the Bachelor's programmes in Psychobiology and Biomedical Sciences. He left behind his career in cognitive neurophysiology research to devote himself to his passion: developing and ...