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Results: 41 - 60 of 201
Results: 41 - 60 of 201
  • UvA biologists solve the long-standing riddle how lemons can be so extremely sour
    26 Feb 2019
    Citrus fruits come in many varieties and tastes; some are sweet, and some are sour. Extremely sour. Biologists have long sought for the mechanism that enables cells of, for example, lemons to become acidified to such ...
  • NWO
    Three UvA researchers receive NWO Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros
    26 Feb 2019
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros to UvA researchers Denny Borsboom and Jaap van Buul and AMC-UvA researcher Diederik van de Beek. The Vici grant ...
  • UvA biologists discover previously unknown survival strategy of bacteria
    21 Feb 2019
    Bacteria that are exposed to a hostile environment, for example with antibiotics or very few nutrients, can sometimes survive by ‘going to sleep’. Biologists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered an ...
  • Systems Epigenetics international conference in retrospect
    15 Jan 2019
    Last November the international conference ‘Systems Epigenetics: Towards Precision Cancer Medicine’ took place at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. It was organised by the EU H2020 EpiPredict consortium. ...
  • Famelab web 2018
    FameLab: Pitch your research!
    10 Jan 2019
    Are you a PhD student or postdoc, between 21 - 40 years old, and would you like to learn how to explain your research to a general public ... in just three minutes? Join FameLab!
  • Prof Jaap van Buul
    Jaap van Buul, professor by special appointment of Molecular Cell Biology of Cell Migration
    9 Jan 2019
    Dr J.D. van Buul (1973) has been named professor by special appointment of Molecular Cell Biology of Cell Migration at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of ...
  • NWO
    Three NWO grants for fundamental chemical research
    17 Dec 2018
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three ECHO grants to UvA researchers working at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Swammerdam Institute for Life ...
  • 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 ...