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Results: 121 - 140 of 191
  • 23 Mar 2016
    New start-up to introduce innovative microscope

    This summer, University of Amsterdam (UvA) start-up will begin marketing the first-ever microscope with a plug-and-play feature. Specifically, its rescan module offers super-resolution imaging for an even ...

  • 18 Mar 2016
    Amsterdam Brain and Cognition grant for Natalie Cappaert and Jaap Murre

    Natalie Cappaert and Jaap Murre (University of Amsterdam) have been awarded an Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) grant of over 250.000 euro for their project ‘A network approach to unravel the role of the amygdala ...

  • 25 Feb 2016
    Christa Testerink, professor of Plant Cell Biology

    Dr C. Testerink (1973) has been appointed professor of Plant Cell Biology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This new chair is meant to strengthen the Green Life Sciences Amsterdam cluster of ...

  • 19 Feb 2016
    UvA researchers develop methods for provenance determination of roses

    Is a certain flower or crop actually grown in the Netherlands? Are the roses that I buy for Valentine's Day 'fair'? In collaboration with independent knowledge institute Naktuinbouw, researchers at the Swammerdam ...

  • 15 Feb 2016
    Marie Curie Fellowship awarded to nine UvA researchers

    The European Commission has awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to 9 researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The fellowship forms part of the Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

  • 5 Feb 2016
    Technology Area grant for research taste profile

    Professors Age Smilde (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences), Robert Hall (Wageningen University & Research Centre) and Thomas Hankemeier (Leiden University) have received a Technology Area grant of 1.4 Million ...

  • 3 Feb 2016
    Endothelial cells close the gap

    Researchers from Sanquin (Amsterdam) and UvA-SILS have revealed that local activity of signalling proteins is required to prevent leakage of blood vessels during the inflammation response. The research was ...

  • 31 Jan 2016
    Successful Systems Biology conference

    Dr Matteo Barberis (Synthetic Systems Biology and Nuclear Organisation group) has organised and chaired the successful 16th International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB), held from 23-26 November 2015 in Singapore.

  • 26 Jan 2016
    Two grants awarded in the fight against breast cancer

    Renée van Amerongen, MacGillavry fellow and assistant professor in the section of Molecular Cytology at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) was awarded €265k by the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF ...

  • 19 Jan 2016
    From visual stimulus to perception

    Prof. Cyriel Pennartz and Jorrit Montijn, MSc, of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) have discovered an important pattern in the brain mechanism that allows for the conscious perception of visual ...

  • 19 Nov 2015
    Molecular Cytology at the NEMO museum night 2015

    Molecular Cytology was invited to contribute to the museum night of 7 November at the NEMO science center. The evening’s theme was ‘light on life’, as part of the 2015 international year of light. Lindsay Haarbosch, ...

  • 13 Nov 2015
    Unravelling the plant immune system: towards healthier and happier plants

    Scientists Frank Takken (Molecular Plant Pathology, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) and Martin Cann (School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University) describe a potentially universal mechanism ...

  • 6 Nov 2015
    Towards a vaccine for and faster diagnosis of Candida

    Scientists Frans Klis and Stanley Brul (Molecular Biology and Microbial Food Safety, SILS) have published a paper in Eukaryotic Cell identifying important proteins secreted by the human pathogen Candida albicans. ...

  • 2 Nov 2015
    Bacterial noses formed by curved proteins

    Professor Leendert Hamoen and his Bacterial Cell Biology team (Swammerdam institute for Life Sciences) have discovered that bacterial chemoreceptors localise at the cell poles due to their curved shape. This finding ...

  • 30 Oct 2015
    ABMP grant for Carien Lansink and Guus Smit

    The Amsterdam Brain and Mind Project (ABMP) awarded a €250,000 grant to Dr Carien Lansink (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, UvA) and Dr Guus Smit (VU) for the project entitled: 'Disambiguating similar ...

  • 16 Oct 2015
    ABC talent grant for Eva Naninck

    Neuroscientist Eva Naninck (Structural and Functional Plasticity of the Nervous System, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) received an ABC Talent grant of € 100.000 for her research on ‘Effects of early-life ...

  • 16 Oct 2015
    Amsterdam Brain and Mind Project Grant for Aniko Korosi

    Dr Aniko Korosi (Structural and Functional Plasticity of the Nervous System, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) received an Amsterdam Brain & Mind Project (ABMP) grant of € 240.000 in partnership with Dr Vivi ...

  • 8 Oct 2015
    Giulia de Luca nominated for VIVA400 list

    PhD student Giulia de Luca (Molecular Cytology) has earned a spot on the VIVA400 list in the category ‘knappe koppen’ (smart thinkers). With the helpful insights of her supervisor dr. Erik Manders and the lab ...

  • 5 Oct 2015
    Subcellular location determines shape of the cell

    Research carried out in the chair group Molecular Cytology (prof. T.W.J. Gadella Jr.) of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) demonstrates that the subcellular location of signaling proteins affects cell ...

  • 2 Oct 2015
    UvA coordinates sensory mapping of the brain

    Researchers Umberto Olcese and Conrado Bosman (Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Group, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) have been awarded a three-year grant by the FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call ...