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Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

Chemistry research that matters

Research

Research at HIMS is organized in four themes, in which we operate at the forefront of the molecular sciences. Our portfolio reflects a healthy balance between curiosity-driven and application-oriented research.

Education

HIMS staff provides chemistry education at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD levels. In addition, we contribute to several interdisciplinary programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.

Valorisation

Knowledge transfer to industry and society is in our DNA. We are always looking for partnerships with industry to identify research questions that matter and turn innovative ideas into reality.
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13 December 2019
UvA startup SusPhos has won the 'Gouden KIEM' for best Dutch startup in chemistry. The award, issued by the Dutch science foundation NWO and Holland Chemistry, was presented Tuesday 10 December at the Dutch national ...
12 December 2019
In a recent paper in Sciences Advances, researchers from the University of Amsterdam present new experimental insight into how lubrication works. They have developed a new method using fluorescent molecules to ...
2 December 2019
According to a team of American and Dutch researchers, the structure of water-stable Metal-Organic Frameworks is less static than it might appear. In the current edition of Nature Chemistry, they report the use of in ...