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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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • UvA neuroscientists receive European grant of 1.5 million for final phase of Human Brain Project
    15 Jun 2020
    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 ...
  • Kick off workshop of AI4Science Lab on 8 July
    2 Jun 2020
    The AI4Science Lab is organizing a virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July to mark the occasion that the Lab is now fully operational. The workshop aims to bring junior and expert researchers together that ...
  • UvA biologists develop technique for more precise live cell fluorescence microscopy
    24 Mar 2020
    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 ...
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    How the brain tracks the location of other beings
    17 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  • Amsterdam Neuroscience grants awarded to UvA researchers
    5 Dec 2019
    Aniko Korosi, Jeannette Lorteije, Joram Mul, Umberto Olcese and Erwin van Vliet together with Helmut Kessels have been awarded four Amsterdam Neuroscience grants.
  • De Boer, Coster van Voorhout and De Bakker winners of 2019 Innovation Award
    29 Nov 2019
    Marissa de Boer (UvA), Jill Coster van Voorhout (UvA) and Bernadette de Bakker (Amsterdam UMC), together with their teams, are the winners of the 2019 Science & Innovation Awards. The three researchers will each ...
  • European grant for research into disrupted integration of sensory information in autism
    25 Nov 2019
    A consortium led by the University of Amsterdam has been awarded with a grant from the European FLAG-ERA 2019 Joint Transnational call programme.
  • How do we help city dwellers psychologically?
    5 Nov 2019
    People who live in the city experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and addiction at greater rates than those who live outside urban areas. More than 50% of the world’s population currently live ...
  • Plants, roots
    €20 million for plant stress research
    30 Aug 2019
    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 ...
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    Rubicon grant for three UvA researchers
    23 Jul 2019
    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 ...