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Results: 41 - 60 of 194
Results: 41 - 60 of 194
  • Prof Saskia Hogenhout
    Saskia Hogenhout, professor by special appointment of Molecular Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions
    11 Dec 2018
    Prof. S.A. Hogenhout (1969) has been named professor by special appointment of Molecular Plant-Microbe-Insect Interactions at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This chair was established on ...
  • The hairs (trichomes) on a tomato plant, made visible with a scanning electron microscope .
    UvA biologists discover important regulator of tomato hairs
    6 Dec 2018
    Tomato plants protect themselves against herbivorous insects with the help of tiny hairs. A team of biologists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), supervised by dr. Rob Schuurink, in collaboration with Rijk ...
  • Bananenplant met ziekte
    Biologists find potential Achilles heel of infamous banana fungus
    19 Nov 2018
    Banana farming is threatened worldwide by the dreaded Fusarium wilt disease. The disease results from a fungus that causes banana plants to wither and die. A study led by professor Martijn Rep of the University of ...
  • Five million euros for European research to increase agricultural and horticultural yields
    29 Oct 2018
    The 'Boostcrop' consortium with researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has been awarded nearly 5 million euros from the ...
  • E.Coli bacteria
    How to find new antibiotics
    17 Oct 2018
    Scientific discoveries seldom are the result of a Eureka!-moment of a single person. They usually take years of hard labour by multiple people and lots of collaboration. This is the story of how we are starting to ...
  • Physics2Market grant for promising research to improve cold-stress tolerance of plants
    26 Sep 2018
    UvA researchers have found a way to improve the plant's resilience to low temperature stress. The first results are promising and the agricultural sector has already expressed its interest. For the further ...
  • Prof Harro Bouwmeester, Plant Hormone Biology
    Harro Bouwmeester wins Sandmeyer Award 2018
    20 Sep 2018
    On 6 September 2018, Prof. Harro Bouwmeester (Plant Hormone Biology), received The Sandmeyer Award 2018. Bouwmeester, together with three scientists of Syngenta Crop Protection AG in Switzerland, were rewarded ...
  • 2018 September Blood sample image
    Epigenetic-based chronological age-prediction: a new objective tool for forensic case work
    19 Sep 2018
    A team of researchers led by Pernette Verschure and Ate Kloosterman of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences at the UvA have developed an age prediction tool for forensic application based on DNA methylation. ...
  • September 2018 Enhancer Nature Medicine figure
    Breast cancer fuelled by mysterious Yin Yang Protein
    19 Sep 2018
    An international team of researchers found during their study that tumours can change their ‘appearance’ to evade cancer treatments, using epigenetic mechanisms. The researchers used clinical samples from patients ...
  • frozen plant
    Oil enzyme protects plants from freezing
    14 Sep 2018
    Cold temperatures can lay waste to crops. A study investigating how plants in cold climates protect themselves from freezing sheds light on a novel metabolic pathway that helps plants to survive frost. The study was ...
  • still video opening Photanol
    Photanol to build demonstration plant at AkzoNobel site in Delfzijl
    7 Sep 2018
    Photanol BV, Amsterdam, has closed a substantial new financing round to demonstrate its industrial capabilities to produce chemicals from CO2 and sunlight. Photanol BV is a spin-off company established in 2008 by UvA ...
  • Microcephaly
    What rare mutations can teach us about brain development and disease
    21 Aug 2018
    In patients with unknown disorders, novel techniques such as next-generation sequencing can be used to identify unexplored genetic mutations. This way, mutations in the gene CHMP1A were found to be involved in a ...
  • potatoes
    NWO Partnership grant for Harro Bouwmeester
    24 Jul 2018
    Harro Bouwmeester from UvA’s Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences was awarded an NWO Partnership grant, worth €1.2 million, for the development of alternative approaches to pesticide control in potato crops. The ...
  • bmw-bij-accreditatie-bericht
    Good rating for Biomedical Sciences Bachelor's and Master's programmes
    10 Jul 2018
    Both the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Amsterdam received a final rating of 'Good' in the reaccreditation recently concluded by the Accreditation Organisation of the ...
  • thesis cover Soraya Omardien
    Antimicrobial elements discovered as possible leads to new antibiotics
    9 Jul 2018
    The rise of antibiotic resistance in microorganisms is a concerning situation and leads to the necessity to develop novel antimicrobial medicines. Microbiologist Soraya Omardien, together with her colleagues from ...
  • Prof Martijn Rep
    Martijn Rep, professor of Phytopathology
    20 Jun 2018
    Dr M. Rep (1968) has been appointed professor of Phytopathology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science, effective 1 June.
  • Tomatoplants
    NWO grant for Rob Schuurink and Paula van Kleeff
    20 Jun 2018
    Plant physiologists Rob Schuurink and Paula van Kleeff from the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) at the University of Amsterdam received an NWO grant for research on making tomato plants less susceptible ...
  • Researchers discover human-specific genes possibly responsible for larger brain
    31 May 2018
    The evolution of larger brains in the last 3 million years played an important role in our ability as a species to think, problem-solve and develop culture. But the genetic changes behind the expansion that made us ...
  • Pernette Verschure
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Pernette Verschure
    29 May 2018
    Pernette Verschure conducts research in the field of epigenetics, and teaches on this subject in the Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. She also teaches epigenetics as part of the Forensic ...
  • Prof Sander Bohté, professor cognitive neurobiology
    Sander Bohté, professor by special appointment of Cognitive Neurobiology
    1 May 2018
    Dr S.M. Bohté (1974) has been named professor by special appointment of Cognitive Neurobiology, specialising in Computational Neuroscience, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s Faculty of Science. The chair was ...