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Results: 101 - 120 of 197
  • 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 ...

  • 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 Confocal.nl, 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).