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Results: 1 - 20 of 402
  • 18 Sep 2019
    Klaas Jan Schouten Appointed as Research Assistant Professor in Electrocatalysis and Applied Electrochemistry

    Dr Klaas Jan Schouten has been appointed Research Assistant Professor in Electrocatalysis and Applied Electrochemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. The position ...

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Kick-off of new AI4Science lab

    The new AI4Science lab starts off this month, by appointing Patrick Forré as its lab manager and as an assistant professor. The AI4Science lab is a joint initiative of the institutes for astronomy (API), biology ...

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Molecular dynamics simulation sheds new light on methane hydrate formation

    In a paper published this week in PNAS, researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and the Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling provide atomistic insight in the ...

  • 9 Sep 2019
    Tenure track position for analytical chemist Alina Astefanei

    Dr Alina Astefanei has been appointed as tenure track researcher in the Analytical Chemistry group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). Her research focuses on the development and ...

  • 30 Aug 2019
    Left or right? Novel algorithm takes chirality determination to the next level

    Researchers at the Molecular Photonics group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have significantly improved the experimental determination of the chirality or ...

  • 29 Aug 2019
    HIMS researchers collect urine at Lowlands festival

    At the Dutch summer festival Lowlands earlier this month, Chris Slootweg, Bas de Jong and Steven Beijer examined the urine of visitors. The aim of their project was to see whether residual products from ...

  • 16 Aug 2019
    New amine dehydrogenases with unprecedented catalytic properties for the synthesis of drug intermediates

    By means of structural-guided protein engineering, researchers from the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular (HIMS) have created a new family of amine dehydrogenase ...

  • 24 Jul 2019
    Marie Brands nominated for KNCV Golden Master Award 2019

    Marie Brands, who is currently a PhD student at the research group for Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has been nominated for the 'Golden ...

  • 22 Jul 2019
    Prestigious international catalysis award for Piet van Leeuwen

    Former HIMS professor Piet van Leeuwen has been awarded the Alwin Mittasch Prize 2019, in honour of his groundbreaking contributions to the molecular understanding of catalysis using organometallic complexes and ...

  • 17 Jul 2019
    Herma Cuppen, professor by special appointment of Simulation of Restructuring in Molecular Solids

    Prof. H.M. Cuppen (1977) has been named professor by special appointment of Simulation of Restructuring in Molecular Solids at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science. The chair was designated on ...

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Supramolecular substrate organization makes for a selective H borylation catalyst

    By applying the concept of supramolecular organization of organic molecules to an iridium-based catalyst, researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have been ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    MacGillavry position for astrochemist Annemieke Petrignani

    Dr Annemieke Petrignani has been appointed as MacGillavry Fellow in the Molecular Photonics group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. Her research focuses on organic chemistry from space to the ...

  • 10 Jul 2019
    Amsterdam analytical chemists heap up the awards at HPLC 2019 in Milan

    Young researchers of the Analytical Chemistry research group at the van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) earned a total of five awards at the 48th International Symposium on High-Performance Liquid ...

  • 30 Jun 2019
    Solubility mystery solved

    Polyether molecules tend to dissolve better in water as they contain more oxygen and fewer carbon atoms. But there are very counter-intuitive exceptions to this trend, the most well-known being the widely used ...

  • 26 Jun 2019
    Looking at leaves: enhancing the performance of MOF materials

    Researchers at the group of Dr Stefania Grecea at the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Sustainable Chemistry have devised a way to enhance the practical performance of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). By ...

  • 24 Jun 2019
    Peter Bolhuis appointed as scientific director of HIMS

    Starting 1 July 2019, Peter Bolhuis will be the new scientific director of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). Bolhuis, Professor of Simulation of Biomolecular and Soft ...

  • 21 Jun 2019
    The similarities between a Van Gogh painting and a golf ball

    On a molecular scale, there are surprising similarities between the outer shell of a golf ball and the white oil paint used by Van Gogh and his contemporaries. In both cases, the interactions between zinc ions and ...

  • 6 Jun 2019
    Enhancing the opportunities for bio-based fertilizers

    The new European research project LEX4BIO sets out to optimize the use of nutrient rich-side streams in agriculture. The project, which will kick-off with a meeting to be held 12 and 13 June in Helsinki, aims to ...

  • 3 Jun 2019
    Versatile and fast all-visible-light molecular switch achieves breakthrough in molecular photocontrol

    An international consortium of scientists including Michiel Hilbers and Wybren Jan Buma of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have developed an entirely new ...

  • 24 May 2019
    Vidi grant for Ning Yan

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to Dr Ning Yan of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry. The ...