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Results: 1 - 20 of 192
Results: 1 - 20 of 192
  • 3 Jul 2020
    Eight UvA researchers test innovative ideas using Idea Generator funding

    Eight UvA researchers have had their proposals for out-of-the-box research ideas awarded funding from the Dutch Research Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The researchers will each receive 50,000 euros to further ...

  • 29 Jun 2020
    AI4Science Lab sets out to take scientific data analysis to the next level

    The organization has been set up, the research programme established and PhD students appointed: the new AI4Science Laboratory is ready for take-off. A virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July celebrates the ...

  • 24 Jun 2020
    Open Science Use Case Award for Joachim Goedhart

    Joachim Goedhart from the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS-UvA), together with Przemek Krawczyk (AUMC) and Martijn S. Luijsterburg (LUMC) were awarded an Open Science Use Case Award for their case “A ...

  • 22 Jun 2020
    Introducing the 2020 Amsterdam iGEM team

    What if we could make the production of interesting compounds more sustainable? A group of master students will take on this challenge and participate in iGEM 2020, an international synthetic biology competition. ...

  • 15 Jun 2020
    UvA neuroscientists receive European grant of 1.5 million for final phase of Human Brain Project

    The European Commission has recently approved the start of the third and final phase of the Human Brain Project. The University of Amsterdam has a leading role within this large, international project, that aims to ...

  • 18 May 2020
    Comenius Teaching Fellow grant awarded to Faculty of Science lecturer Erwin van Vliet

    The Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO) has awarded a Comenius Teaching Fellow grant to Faculty of Science lecturer Erwin van Vliet. The grant is intended to enable inspired lecturers to implement ...

  • 27 Mar 2020
    Corona measurements at SILS

    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, ...