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Results: 1 - 20 of 1816
  • New mechanism of antibiotic tetracycline discovered
    8 Mar 2021
    Microbiologists from the University of Amsterdam’s Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS-UvA), in collaboration with scientists from the AUMC, VU and the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, have ...
  • Portrait of Dr Samaya Nissanke
    Dr Samaya Nissanke receives an ‘Engineering and Physical Sciences’ Suffrage Science award on the scheme’s tenth anniversary
    8 Mar 2021
    Dr Samaya Nissanke, of the University of Amsterdam and Nikhef, has been chosen by Professor Amina Helmi, University of Groningen, to receive a prestigious award celebrating their achievements. Dr Nissanke and eleven ...
  • towers of liquid
    Towers of liquid
    5 Mar 2021
    The effect is well known from coffee commercials: when a droplet of coffee hits the liquid surface in the cup, a characteristic tower of coffee forms for a very short time, sometimes even with a new droplet on top. ...
  • Sea butterflies already struggle in acidifying Southern Ocean
    4 Mar 2021
    Due to increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the Southern Ocean will acidify in the upcoming few decades. This will affect shell growth in sea butterflies, useful biological indicators of ocean ...
  • Communication & Media Studies again number one worldwide in QS Ranking
    4 Mar 2021
    This year the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has once again been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media in the QS World University rankings by subject. This is the fourth year in a row that UvA ...
  • Blog: International Women’s Day
    3 Mar 2021
    Monday 8th March is International Women’s Day (IWD). This is an annual event to celebrate the accomplishments of women, to reflect on the progress that has been made, and to think about how we can, together, continue ...
  • Sera Markoff
    Professor Sera Markoff named member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities
    26 Feb 2021
    Professor Sera Markoff of the Anton Pannekoek Institute (API) and Gravitation and AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam (GRAPPA), of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been appointed as a new member of the Royal ...
  • Online lecture series Crossing Forensic Borders highly successful, especially in times of COVID-19
    26 Feb 2021
    Despite the considerable challenges posed by the pandemic, these times also present opportunities for very surprising and valuable new initiatives. Arian van Asten and Maurice Aalders from the Co van Ledden ...
  • How sponges dine in a marine desert
    23 Feb 2021
    Marine biologists have been able to visualize for the first time how tropical sponges and their symbiotic bacteria work together to consume and recycle organic food. The research led by Meggie Hudspith and Jasper de ...
  • Zoom snapshot
    Creative lockdown alternative for chemistry bachelor project leads to scientific paper
    22 Feb 2021
    A paper just published in the scientific journal Inorganic Chemistry features two chemistry bachelor students as co-authors. Under the supervision of PhD researcher Felix de Zwart of the Van 't Hoff Institute for ...
  • A blue irregular nebula (resembling a bird) around a star-forming disk
    Flying on planet-forming wings
    22 Feb 2021
    Appearing as a bird in flight, with wings outstretched in the expanse of space, SU Aur, a star much younger and more massive than the Sun, is surrounded by a giant planet-forming disc. This image, captured by the ...
  • Historic black hole more massive than previously thought
    18 Feb 2021
    The mass of the well-known stellar black hole Cygnus X-1 turns out to be not 15, but 21 solar masses. This new finding was found through new observations by a team including astronomers at the University of ...
  • Will the marbled crayfish become the next successful invasive crayfish?
    18 Feb 2021
    Ecologists expect that the marbled crayfish could become a successful invasive species in the Netherlands. This it the main outcome of a new scientific publication in Scientific Reports by researchers from University ...
  • Portrait of Luca Capaldo
    Luca Capaldo receives Marie Curie Fellowship
    17 Feb 2021
    HIMS researcher Luca Capaldo has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship by the European Commission. He receives approximately €175,000 for research into net-oxidative C-H to C-C bond conversion ...
  • AUAS and UvA target of cyber attack (update)
    17 Feb 2021
    The Security and Operations Center of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and University of Amsterdam (UvA) have found that an unknown third party has gained access to the ICT environments of the AUAS ...
  • nasal cannula
    No increased risk of aerosols with special nasal cannula
    16 Feb 2021
    A specific type of nasal oxygen therapy for Covid patients does not cause a higher risk of virus infection for health care workers. In an article in Respiratory Care, researchers from the group of Daniel Bonn ...
  • 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 ...
  • Marie Curie Fellowships for seven UvA researchers
    11 Feb 2021
    Seven talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships by the European Commission. The amount awarded per fellowship ranges from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros per ...
  • Guido Schäfer
    Guido Schäfer named professor by special appointment of Algorithms, Optimisation and Game Theory
    11 Feb 2021
    Prof. Guido Schäfer (1974) has been named professor by special appointment of Algorithms, Optimisation and Game Theory at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), with effect from 1 February. The ...
  • Heterogeneous reactions mixture
    Shedding light on photocatalysis using Bi2O3 semiconductor
    10 Feb 2021
    In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, Prof. Timothy Noël and co-workers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Chemistry (HIMS) present the true nature of the ...