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  • 9 May 2017
    To catch a killer: DNA fingerprinting reveals how malaria hides from our immune system

    DNA fingerprinting has revealed how the malaria parasite shuffles genes to create different strains and hide from our immune system. This trick allows the parasite to remain undetected and re-infect the same people, ...

  • 26 Apr 2017
    Article Pim de Voogt among ES&T’s Best Papers 2016

    The paper entitled "Mind the Gap: Persistent and Mobile Organic Compounds—Water Contaminants That Slip Through" was selected as one of the Best Papers of 2016 of the prestigious journal "Environmental Science & ...

  • 21 Apr 2017
    Amsterdam Water Science showcased at NKWK Climate and Water Conference

    Over 400 participants attended the NKWK Water and Climate conference that was held at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on 11 April. The conference was co-organised by Amsterdam Water Science and themed ‘New ...

  • 19 Apr 2017
    Construction of Markermeer research vessel begins

    After a successful fundraising campaign among donors to the Amsterdam University Fund last year, construction of a ship for ecological research in the waters of Markermeer began in late March.

  • 28 Mar 2017
    Lecturer in the spotlight: Judy Shamoun-Baranes

    Judy Shamoun-Baranes is lecturer in the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s programme Future Planet Studies, for which she also coordinates the first-year course ‘A future perspective for planet Earth’. She is also guest ...

  • 21 Mar 2017
    Amazon River no younger than 9 million years, new study shows

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Brasilia (Brazil) have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River at 9.4 to 9 million years ago (Ma) with data that convincingly ...

  • 14 Mar 2017
    Presentation of Amsterdam Water Science highlights at NKWK Conference on Water and Climate

    The scientific results of four research projects initiated by Amsterdam Water Science are presented at the NKWK Conference on Water and Climate that will be held on 11 April in Amsterdam.

  • 9 Mar 2017
    KNAW grant for five UvA biologists

    Biologists Martijn Bart, Ineke Knot, Rob Kroes, Gea van der Lee and Benjamin Mueller from the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (UvA) have received a grant from the KNAW Ecology Fund. The grant will ...

  • 28 Feb 2017
    AWS takes part in the third NKWK conference

    The conference is organised by Amsterdam Water Science, Rijkswaterstaat, KNMI and staff Delta Commissaris, in collaboration with NL Engineers / Arcadis, U Twente and TU Delft.

  • 21 Feb 2017
    Harro Bouwmeester, professor of Plant Hormone Biology

    Prof. H.J. Bouwmeester (1960) has been appointed professor of Plant Hormone Biology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 17 Feb 2017
    Prestigious Vici grants for four UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a prestigious Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to four researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The grant will enable the ...

  • 14 Feb 2017
    Environmentally-friendly pest control strategies potentially conflicting

    If used in the wrong combination, environmentally and health-friendly pest control strategies might actually increase crop pest populations. A new European research project, led by UvA researcher Merijn Kant, will ...

  • 9 Feb 2017
    The solution from the skies to save endangered species

    Four hundred years ago Galileo created a revolution by pointing his telescope to the skies. Now an astrophysicist and an ecologist from the University of Amsterdam and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) are ...

  • 8 Feb 2017
    Soil fungi play important role in nature restoration

    European biologists have discovered that relationships between soil organisms are missing during the first stages of nature restoration in former agricultural soils. Soil fungi play an important role in establishing ...

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Three UvA researchers receive Rubicon Grant

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon Grant to UvA researchers Jesús Aguirre Gutiérrez, Marc Heerdink and Annegreet Veldhuis-Vlug. The grant will allow them to conduct ...

  • 23 Jan 2017
    New light shed on how people use palms in South America

    An international team of researchers from the UK, Denmark and Spain together with Associate Professor Daniel Kissling of the University of Amsterdam shed new light on why and how people use palms in South America. ...

  • 18 Jan 2017
    Scientists sound alarm for world’s dwindling primate populations

    A new article co-authored by a group of internationally recognised experts on primate conservation, among them UvA professor Serge Wich, calls for urgent action to protect the world’s dwindling primate populations. ...

  • 6 Jan 2017
    eScience grant for Daniel Kissling

    Associate Professor for Quantitative Biodiversity Science Daniel Kissling of the University of Amsterdam has obtained a grant from the Netherlands eScience Center. The grant will be used to start a project to ...

  • 6 Dec 2016
    Grant for research on contaminated fish

    UvA environmental chemists Steven Droge and Pim de Voogt are rewarded a research grant of €500,000 by CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council. The grant is intended for research on fish that is contaminated ...