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Results: 1 - 20 of 211
Results: 1 - 20 of 211
  • Researchers from UvA and Sanquin unravel how white blood cells can crawl through blood vessel walls
    13 Sep 2021
    When a pathogen such as a bacteria invades our body, the immune system sends white blood cells to the site of the infection to clear the invader. These white blood cells first travel through our blood vessels, but at ...
  • Age Smilde receives Herman Wold Gold Medal 2021
    9 Sep 2021
    Prof. Age Smilde from the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has been awarded the 15th Herman Wold medal in Gold from the Swedish Chemical Society. ‘For his relentless inquisitiveness to the development and ...
  • Meet the Faculty of Science’s 3MT competitors
    30 Aug 2021
    For the first time the University of Amsterdam has joined the international 3MT pitch competition. Meet the three candidates that won our Faculty pre-round! On September 7 they will compete against the ...
  • DSC Awards Funding for Data-Driven Research at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
    18 May 2021
    Through the Accelerate Programme, the DSC has awarded funding for six proposals at the Faculty of Science. Within the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS), this is to fund data scientists that will support ...
  • UvA plant scientists celebrate fascination of plants day
    18 May 2021
    To celebrate the international Fascination of Plants Day, our plant biologists 'took a seed' in this beautiful green chair to emphasize the importance of research on plants, and how they contribute to the sustainable ...
  • Book on the code of consciousness
    7 May 2021
    "This is not a book for the faint of heart - it is for doubters, tinkerers, worriers, trackers and other people curious about what's going on up there in their head," thus Cyriel Pennartz on his new book. In the ...
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    Predicting the structure and dynamics of membrane protein GerAB from Bacillus subtilis
    12 Apr 2021
    Dr Jocelyne Vreede of the research group Computational Chemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) worked together with researchers at the UvA's Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) ...
  • New mechanism of antibiotic tetracycline discovered
    8 Mar 2021
    Microbiologists have discovered a thus far unknown mechanism of action of the antibiotic tetracycline, that has remained hidden in over 50 years of research on this compound.
  • In memoriam: Prof. Durk Stegwee
    15 Feb 2021
    Last week we received the news that emeritus professor Durk Stegwee has passed away at the age of 95. Stegwee was professor of Plant Physiology at the UvA from 1967 to 1987.
  • Molecular biologists identify possible ebselen-derived inhibitors of COVID-19
    15 Feb 2021
    Molecular biologists from the University of Amsterdam’s Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS-UvA), in collaboration with scientists from Vrije Universiteit and Wroclaw University of Technology, provide ...
  • Scientists present vision for today’s challenges
    17 Dec 2020
    The sectors of environmental sciences, astronomy, biology and pharmaceutical sciences present a joint vision to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science today, entitled 'Voor een sterker fundament'. In their ...
  • NWA Grant for integrating human principles in AI
    1 Dec 2020
    A collaborative consortium of Dutch researchers and partners from the private and public sector will focus on bringing human principles into AI solutions to integrate smart machines in society. They received a grant ...
  • New NWO Team Science award for Amsterdam Science Park Study group
    30 Nov 2020
    Dutch funding agency NWO has established five new awards, intended to reward scientists who develop special initiatives outside their research. The first Team Science awards were presented on Monday, November 30. One ...
  • Michel Haring appointed as new director of SILS
    19 Nov 2020
    In January 2021 Michel Haring will take over as director of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences. Haring, Professor of Plant Physiology, will take over from Prof. Marten Smidt, who will focus on his activities ...
  • NWO-ENW grant for UvA plant biologists to identify protein targets in cold stress signalling
    4 Nov 2020
    Plants can’t run from cold, but they can switch their metabolism to protect themselves. How plants perceive cold signals and convert them into protecting themselves is still largely unknown. Dr Steven Arisz and Dr ...
  • Research about restored brain function by using sleeping pills
    16 Oct 2020
    It has been all over the popular news: a Dutch man who has not been able to move or talk for eight years due to severe brain injury can once again function normally with the use of sleeping pills. Neurobiologists ...
  • Patented 'molecular heaters' to increase crop yield
    23 Sep 2020
    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have developed a novel class of molecules capable of raising the temperature of plants. Application of such 'molecular heaters' allows crops to grow at lower environmental ...
  • Real time imaging of bacteria inside living plants
    18 Sep 2020
    Plants can get diseased and develop disease symptoms upon infection by pathogenic bacteria, just as we do. In the case of crops this can lead to severe yield losses. To unravel the mechanism of invasion of bacterial ...
  • Portretfoto Titia Sijen
    Titia Sijen has been named professor by special appointment of Forensic Human Biology
    3 Sep 2020
    Prof. Titia Sijen (b. 1967) has been named professor by special appointment of Forensic Human Biology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of a foundation, ...
  • Eight UvA researchers test innovative ideas using Idea Generator funding
    3 Jul 2020
    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 ...