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Results: 1 - 20 of 441
Results: 1 - 20 of 441
  • 26 May 2020
    The surprising viscosity of entangled worms

    By performing experiments on Tubifex worms bought at the local pet shop, researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered that the wiggling motion of living worms gives rise to surprising physics. The ...

  • 13 May 2020
    How did the old masters make their ultramarine?

    Researchers at the Rijksmuseum, the University of Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have developed a method that reveals how the costly pigment ultramarine was prepared ...

  • 24 Apr 2020
    Think small, learn fast might be the way to go for novel energy technologies

    In a paper just published in the journal Joule, scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and TNO Energy Transition present an analysis of learning curves in energy technology and conclude that a focus on ...

  • 24 Apr 2020
    New method for constructing 8-membered ring compounds

    In a current paper in Angewandte Chemie, researchers at the University of Amsterdam’s Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) present a new method for the generation of 8-membered ring compounds based on ...

  • 23 Apr 2020
    The use of dioxazolones for the catalytic transfer of acyl nitrenes

    Although dioxazolones were discovered nearly 70 years ago, these substrates have recently gained attention in the field of transition-metal catalysis. In a recent paper in ACS Catalysis, PhD student Kaj van Vliet ...

  • 21 Apr 2020
    Analytical scientist Saer Samanipour appointed as assistant professor "Intelligent Interpretation of Spectral Data"

    As part of the Connecting Science program of the UvA Faculty of Science, Dr Saer Samanipour has been appointed as assistant professor "Intelligent Interpretation of Spectral Data" at the Van 't Hoff Institute for ...

  • 6 Apr 2020
    Prof. Bas de Bruin named Chemistry Europe Fellow

    In recognition of his scientific contributions, Chemistry Europe has named Prof. Bas de Bruin one of its Fellows. De Bruin, who is professor of Bio-inspired Sustainable Catalysis at the University of Amsterdam's Van ...

  • 30 Mar 2020
    Amanda Garcia joins HIMS with NWO-ECCM tenure-track grant

    Dr Amanda Garcia has been awarded a highly competitive tenure-track grant of 950,000 euros from the NWO program on electrochemical conversion and materials (ECCM). Focussing on electrocatalysis and electro-organic ...

  • 19 Mar 2020
    Synthesis of chiral amines in neat organic solvents using immobilised enzymes in a continuous flow reactor

    Researchers from the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences present the first account of applying immobilised ω-aminotransferase enzymes in neat organic ...

  • 19 Mar 2020
    UvA students look beyond lithium-ion batteries

    UvA chemistry master students Peter Jungbacker and Tess van Teijlingen, working at the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, have studied the pros and cons ...

  • 9 Mar 2020
    How does the accessibility of DNA affect the expression of genes?

    Dr Jocelyne Vreede of the Computational Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has received an NWO KLEIN-2 grant for a four-year project investigating how the shape and compactness of DNA ...

  • 25 Feb 2020
    How universal are life’s building blocks?

    Astrochemist and MacGillavry Fellow Dr Annemieke Petrignani of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded funding of € 280,000 through the Planetary and Exoplanetary Science programme (PEPSci) ...

  • 17 Feb 2020
    PARADISE: bringing analytical science to the next level

    Analytical chemists from the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are taking the next step in unravelling the molecular composition of complex samples such as drug delivery systems, explosives, ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    Elucidation of ligand redox non-innocence in Co(TAML) complexes

    In a recent paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences settle the debate on the ligand redox non-innocence in ...

  • 20 Jan 2020
    Exploring novel chemistry for utilizing methane as a feedstock for high-value chemicals

    The University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has received funding of the Dutch science foundation NWO to develop new chemistry for the utilization of methane. HIMS chemists will ...

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Eric Schuler wins national chemistry photo contest

    With the photo "Chrysopoeia - electrified golden tin clouds" HIMS PhD student Eric Schuler has won the 2019 photo contest of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society KNCV. The prize was awarded to him during the ...

  • 16 Dec 2019
    University of Amsterdam makes world's fastest molecular shuttle

    Thanks to a clever chemical design, researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have succeeded in making a very fast molecular machine. The moving parts shift more ...

  • 15 Dec 2019
    Unilever Research Prize 2019 for Steven Beijer

    Steven Beijer, PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), has won a Unilever Research Prize 2019. On Thursday 12 December, he received his prize during the ...

  • 13 Dec 2019
    SusPhos startup team wins Gouden KIEM 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 Dec 2019
    Slippery when wet: how does lubrication work?

    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 ...