Prizes, grants and honours 2011
Amsterdam Science Park New Ideas Competition
Hong Zhang of the Molecular Photonics group won the Amsterdam Science Park New Ideas Competition 2011 together with Maurice Aalders from the UvA university hospital AMC. The two researchers developed a catheter that is able to detect microbial infections at an early stage.
Best PhD lecture
Rosalba Bellini of the Homogenous and Supramolecular Catalysis group won a NRSC-C/NIOK award for best PhD lecture. It was awarded during the Twelfth Netherlands’ Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (28 February - 02 March).
WiF Best Publication Prize 2010
Jocelyne Vreede of the Computational Chemistry group was awarded the Best Publication Prize 2010 of the WiF (Women in the FNWI) Network. She received her award during the WiF Annual Meeting, held on March 17. Vreede received the prize for her 'breakthrough work published in a high-impact journal' on light-induced conformational changes in photoactive yellow protein.
European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant
Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt (Homogeneous and Supramolecular Catalysis) was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. He received 1.5 million euro for his research program 'Smart Systems for Small Molecule Activation and Sustainable Homogeneous Catalysis'.
Chromatographic Society Martin Medal
Peter Schoenmakers (Analytical Chemistry) was awarded the 2011 Chromatographic Society Martin Medal. It is the highest honour the Society confers, awarded to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of separation science. Schoenmakers received the Martin Medal during the HPLC2011 Symposium in Budapest (19-23 June)
NWO Forensic Science Grant
Peter Schoenmakers was awarded a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research’s (NWO) Forensic Science programme. It was awarded for his research project COMFOR: The use of comprehensive two-dimensional chromatographic methods for chemical profiling of complex natural materials.
For research on a new biodegradable and recyclable synthetic resin Gadi Rothenberg was nominated for the Huibregtsenprijs 2011. This prize was awarded 7 november 2011 during the twelfth 'Avond van Wetenschap & Maatschappij' (Evening of Science&Society).
FOM Projectruimte grant
Peter Bolhuis (Computational Chemistry) was awarded a 'Projectruimte' grant from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM). His proposal was written together with Peter Schall of the UvA Institute of Physics (IOP): Controlling colloidal superstructures via critical Casimir attraction.
The Analytical Chemistry Group (professor Peter Schoenmakers) received funding in the framework of the 'Technology Area Comprehensive Analytical Sciences and Technology' (TA-COAST). The group now leads two of the nine projects in this framework: Hyperformance liquid chromatography and Chromametrics.