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  • 22 Sep 2016
    Teun Boekhout, professor of Fungal Functional Diversity

    Dr T. Boekhout (1955) has been named professor by special appointment of CBS Fungal Biodiversity Centre at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Royal ...

  • 16 Sep 2016
    UvA programmes in Biology, Psychobiology and Biological Sciences assessed as ‘good’

    The UvA’s Bachelor’s programmes in Psychobiology and Biology and Master’s programme in Biological Sciences have been assessed as ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). All ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    ERC Starting Grants for seven UvA researchers

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to seven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This individual grant, which is about 1.5 million euros for each project, offers talented ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    Biology teachers receive doctoral scholarship

    On 12 September 2016 State Secretary of Education, Sander Dekker, awarded Biology Teachers Nienke Wieringa and Rob Kroes a doctoral scholarship.

  • 26 Aug 2016
    Specialist moth takes advantage of defensive compounds in Physalis fruits

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, including Dr. Astrid Groot (UvA-IBED), found that the specialist moth Heliothis subflexa benefits from the defensive ...

  • 4 Aug 2016
    Toxic blue-green algae adapt to rising CO2

    A common type of blue-green algae is finding it easy to adapt to Earth's rising CO2 levels, meaning blue-green algae – of which there are many toxin-producing varieties – are even more adept at handling changing ...

  • 27 Jul 2016
    Voice control in orangutan gives clues to early human speech

    An adolescent orangutan called Rocky could provide the key to understanding how speech in humans evolved from the time of the ancestral great apes, according to new research.

  • 4 Jul 2016
    Blue-green algae successfully combated with hydrogen peroxide

    The amount of blue-green algae in Lake Oosterduin in the province of South Holland has dramatically declined following an experiment with hydrogen peroxide. It is now safe to swim in the lake once again. The ...

  • 1 Jul 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Astrid Groot

    Astrid Groot gives lectures and practical training in Evolutionary Biology to second-year students of Biology, Psychobiology and Future Planet Studies. She also set up the Master’s course Current Trends in Evolution. ...

  • 28 Jun 2016
    DNA of Dutch carp under threat

    The crucian carp, the only cyprinid native to the Netherlands, can crossbreed with non-native carp species. That’s one of the things Sebastiaan Rückert, Master’s student at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), ...

  • 28 Jun 2016
    Major steps towards forecasting global biodiversity change

    After two international workshops with world-leading experts, the EU horizon 2020 project GLOBIS-B project, coordinated by Daniel Kissling of the University of Amsterdam, has made a major step towards building ...

  • 21 Jun 2016
    Understanding monument construction through geospatial modeling

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the University of New Hampshire successfully identified spatial and environmental variables of importance to the placement of historical ...

  • 9 Jun 2016
    Pteropod experiments on board of a cruise ship

    Lisette Mekkes is a student of the MSc programme Limnology&Oceanography at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics. To get into marine science has been her dream since she ...

  • 3 Jun 2016
    In Memoriam Remi Laane (1949 - 2016)

    It saddens us to announce the untimely death of prof. dr. Remi Laane a few days ago. Remi Laane was an affiliate professor at IBED, holding a special chair Marine Biogeochemistry supported by DELTARES.

  • 26 May 2016
    Cyanobacteria of Jef Huisman on NPO2

    The outdoor swimming season has arrived again and we have to watch in some places for the dangerous blue-green algae. But there is only a very small part of the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) family which is toxic. ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Eleven NWO Vidi grants awarded to UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) will each receive an €800,000 Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), to develop ...

  • 10 May 2016
    Esscher prize for MSc thesis Frederique Kirkels

    Frederique Kirkels (MSc Earth Sciences, track Geoecological Dynamics) won the Esscher Prize 2015 for the best Dutch Master's thesis in Earth Sciences. She carried out her research on organic carbon as source for CO2 ...

  • 4 May 2016
    In Memoriam Hans Matthijs (1951 - 2016)

    A passionate scientist, inspiring lecturer and beloved colleague has unexpectedly left our midst. Hans Matthijs was a biochemist who was fascinated by cyanobacteria and did ground breaking work on them for almost 40 ...

  • 29 Apr 2016
    Small oil spills affect life in North Sea

    A team of European researchers, including Corina Brussaard of UvA-IBED and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), found that frequent small oil spills have immediate negative effects on life in the ...

  • 25 Apr 2016
    Shifting pollinator distributions

    Insects such as bees and butterflies are important for pollination of wild plants and crops. It is therefore important to understand how climate and land use changes affect pollinators. A study by researchers from ...