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Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

Chemistry research that matters


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.


HIMS researchers teach Chemistry students at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level. In addition, we contribute to several interdisciplinary programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.


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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8 May 2019
Scientists at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, together with collaborators from the University of Groningen, the University of Twente and the European Laboratory for ...
23 April 2019
The Dutch version of the magazine New Scientist has opened the voting boxes for their Science Talent Award 2019. UvA chemist Joen Hermans is one of the 25 nominees, and the only candidate from the UvA.
18 April 2019
Researchers led by associate professor Tati Fernández Ibáñez of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Insitute for Molecular Sciences have developed the first general para-selective C–H olefination ...