SILS is monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus closely and follows the measurements taken by the UvA. These will be in place until at least Monday 1 June.
24 Mar 2020
UvA biologists develop technique for more precise live cell fluorescence microscopy
A multidisciplinary team coordinated by biologist Stanley Brul of the University of Amsterdam’s Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has improved a technique to study live cells in time with the help of ...
13 Feb 2020
Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to thirteen UvA researchers
Thirteen talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to conduct their research. The fellowships are personal grants, which range from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros for ...
20 Jan 2020
Know your (true) correlation in life sciences data
Correlations are abundantly used in the life sciences and other areas of science. They are easy to calculate and understand. However, correlations based on comprehensive “omics” measurements - such as RNAseq, ...
15 Jan 2020
Method published for the generation of bright red fluorescent proteins
In 2016, biologists of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences of the UvA (UvA-SILS) have created a bright red fluorescent protein. Good news for cancer- and stem cell researchers, who use these fluorescent ...
17 Dec 2019
How the brain tracks the location of other beings
A region of the brain known as the hippocampus constantly keeps track of one’s own location in an environment. It uses this information map to create and consolidate personal memories (like the memory of a music ...
16 Dec 2019
NWO Crossover grant for the development of brain implants
Prof. Cyriel Pennartz and Umberto Olcese from the Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience group at SILS-UvA are part of a Dutch consortium that received a €14.3 million grant from the NWO Crossover programme for their ...
5 Dec 2019
Amsterdam Neuroscience grants awarded to UvA researchers
Aniko Korosi, Jeannette Lorteije, Joram Mul, Umberto Olcese and Erwin van Vliet together with Helmut Kessels have been awarded four Amsterdam Neuroscience grants.
25 Nov 2019
European grant for research into disrupted integration of sensory information in autism
A consortium led by the University of Amsterdam has been awarded with a grant from the European FLAG-ERA 2019 Joint Transnational call programme.
22 Oct 2019
IAS hosts celebration for interdisciplinary PhD candidates
Following the establishment in 2017 of the UvA’s Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement (IDA), a gathering was held on Monday, 21 October, at the Institute for Advanced Studies to celebrate the hiring of the last of ...
10 Sep 2019
Kick-off of new AI4Science lab
The new AI4Science lab starts off this month, by appointing Patrick Forré as its lab manager and as an assistant professor. The AI4Science lab is a joint initiative of the institutes for astronomy (API), biology ...
2 Sep 2019
Novel insights into regulation of plant-fungi symbiosis
Many plants have a symbiotic relationship with fungi to help them mobilize nutrients from their surroundings. Establishment of the relationship is regulated via signalling pathways, of which much was still unknown. ...
30 Aug 2019
€20 million for plant stress research
A consortium headed by the University of Amsterdam will receive a grant of over €20 million to study the relationship between plants and the microorganisms that live on their roots. In due course, this project is ...
26 Aug 2019
In memoriam: Chris de Koster
On Monday 5 August our colleague Chris de Koster passed away after a long period of illness. Chris was the chair of the Mass Spectrometry of Biomacromolecules research group and a highly valued employee, scientist, ...
23 Jul 2019
Rubicon grant for three UvA researchers
Three researchers who recently received their PhD at the University of Amsterdam have been awarded a Rubicon grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to conduct research abroad. Marie Deserno, Sylvie Lesuis and ...
16 Jul 2019
Veni research grants for 23 UvA researchers
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas ...
2 Jul 2019
Daily hormone cycle important for the aging brain
Aging comes with a risk of cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The maintenance of neural stem cells is important to keep the brain functioning. Unfortunately, these cells ...
22 May 2019
Why are Brassica crops so susceptible to Black Rot?
V-shaped yellow sectors on the leaf edges and blackening of the leaf veins in Brassica crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes or watercress are typical disease symptoms of Black Rot, a major ...
15 May 2019
Two UvA spin offs among ten winners Academic Start up Competition
On Tuesday 14 May 2019, the jury of the Academic Startup Competition announced ten winners, from 28 nominated university startups. Two of those ten winners originate from the University of Amsterdam.
15 May 2019
In memoriam: Prof. Fernando Lopes da Silva
On 7 May 2019, Fernando Lopes da Silva passed away at the age of 84. Fernando Lopes da Silva was a professor at the UvA from 1980 to 2000, first at the Faculty of Biology and later at the Swammerdam Institute for ...