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Amsterdamse Impact Awards voor onderzoek naar vluchtelingen en diversiteit, klimaatadaptatie en virusantilichamen

Halleh Ghorashi, Jeroen Kluck en Hergen Spits winnaars Impact Award 2021!

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Study of anesthesiology possible through support of Amsterdam UMC spin-off

Oxygen is of vital importance. In critical situations, the management of oxygenation is difficult. Many interventions during and after surgery and in intensive care are aimed at maintaining oxygen levels in organ cells. Until now, only indirect information about this has been available. As a result, what is the best treatment for the individual patient […]

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Last physics2market grant awarded to VU assistant professor Raoul Frese for research

Raoul Frese – assistant professor at the Faculty of Science, Biophysics Photosynthesis/Energy at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – has received the last Physics2Market subsidy to further develop material to substitute mineral wool in greenhouses. Greenhouse horticulture is a highly controlled way to grow crops and flowers in a semi-artificial environment. This main industry in the Netherlands […]

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Presenting the finalists of the AmSIA 2021

The finalists for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2021 are presented. The jury, led by Gigi Wang, and the public have selected nine finalists for the Innovation Award from all submissions from the Amsterdam knowledge and research institutes. The innovations and new technologies offer innovative solutions for a wide range of social issues. The finalists […]

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Combining strengths to spur innovations in oncology and neurology

The mission of Amsterdam Oncology and Neuroscience Research (ADORE) is to propel research into the development and application of next generation therapeutics. The initiative combines the strengths of different disciplines – oncology and neuroscience – to investigate disease mechanisms and new treatment options using different perspectives and methods. ADORE is a joint initiative from Amsterdam […]

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Dr. van Steden of VU starts new cooperation with Dutch police

Dr. Ronald van Steden enters into a partnership with the Dutch police. Together they are committed to guide and monitor the new position of ‘director care and safety’ (regisseur zorg en veiligheid) in Amsterdam. Dr. Ronald van Steden, Associate Professor of Public Administration at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Senior Researcher at the NSCR, has […]

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Llama ‘nanobodies’ could outwit HCMV VU scientists found

A small fragment of a llama antibody, also called ‘nanobody’, is capable of reducing human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in patients, scientists at the Vrije Universiteit and University of Cambridge found in a study. This could lower CMV-associated diseases and mortality during life-saving solid organ and stem cell transplantation and could be a potential lifesaving drug. HCMV […]

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ChloroSpec, the newest spin-off of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The project ChloroSpec, initiated by Alfred Holzwarth and Roberta Croce, establishes as BV. Lead by Peter Kievit (serial entrepreneur), ChloroSpec is a developer of plant health and stress analysis systems. ChloroSpec has developed a new technology that should become the gold standard in chlorophyll fluorescence monitoring of plants and algae, and analyzes how plants respond […]

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UvA assistant professor Mazi Jalaal receives Physics2Market subsidy for research

Mazi Jalaal – assistant professor at the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam – has received a Physics2Market subsidy to work out his idea on a new technique to measure the mechanical properties of soft materials, based on image processing and artificial intelligence. The goal is to develop a cheaper and simpler rheometer, […]

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Amsterdam UMC cursus opgenomen in de nieuwe Nederlandse Richtlijn Eerste Hulp

Onlangs is de cursus ‘Stop de bloeding, red een leven’ standaard EHBO geworden in Nederland, en dus opgenomen in de nieuwe Nederlandse Richtlijn Eerste Hulp. De cursus – een initiatief van traumachirurg Leo Geeraedts – is de eerste gecertificeerde cursus in Nederland waarbij  iedereen kan leren om levensbedreigende bloedingen te stoppen als omstander. De cursus is […]

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