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Results: 1 - 20 of 413
  • 11 Nov 2019
    Funding for nanomaterials in cancer treatment

    The Biophotonics group of Prof. Hong Zhang at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is part of the Dutch Medical Photonics (MEDPHOT) consortium that has just received 5.4 million euros from the ...

  • 5 Nov 2019
    Collaboration on Sustainable Innovation with China gets a boost

    The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has signed a formal agreement on research collaboration with the Shanghai Institute for Cleantech Innovation and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the ...

  • 4 Nov 2019
    New simple device greatly improves analysis of reaction kinetics

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a new device for measuring the kinetics of gas-producing reactions. This simple benchtop device, of ...

  • 30 Oct 2019
    Chris Slootweg competes for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award

    HIMS researcher Dr Chris Slootweg is one of nine finalists for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2019. He is nominated for his idea "Circular phosphate economy: Pioneers in closing the phosphorus cycle". The ...

  • 29 Oct 2019
    In memoriam Kees Vrieze (1937-2019)

    Kees Vrieze, emeritus professor of Inorganic Chemistry, was a chemist in heart and soul. From 1970-2000 he worked at the University of Amsterdam, where he renewed the Inorganic Laboratory and gained international ...

  • 21 Oct 2019
    Novel advanced MOF/polymer composite allows for tuneable separation and low cost regeneration

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the research priority area Sustainable Chemistry have developed a rational design of metal-organic framework ...

  • 18 Oct 2019
    Amsterdam researchers develop novel single-atom catalyst for efficient water oxidation

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry have developed a strategy for creating hybrid materials with superior properties in electrocatalytic water oxidation. In the ...

  • 17 Oct 2019
    University of Amsterdam improves method for determining the structure of complex molecules in medicines

    Spectroscopy based on 'vibrational circular dichroism' (VCD) can significantly improve the practical determination of the structure of chiral molecules. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have improved VCD so ...

  • 8 Oct 2019
    Funding for circular chemistry research

    HIMS researcher Dr Chris Slootweg has obtained funding for two projects in the field of circular chemistry. NWO supports his research into the synthesis of acetic acid from methane and carbon dioxide through the ...

  • 25 Sep 2019
    Sander Woutersen, professor of Physical Chemistry

    Prof. Sander Woutersen (1971) has been appointed professor of Physical Chemistry at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • 24 Sep 2019
    Negative thermal expansion design strategies in metal-organic frameworks

    In a study just published in the renowned journal Advanced Functional Materials, a team of American and Dutch researchers present design strategies for adjusting the thermal expansion behaviour of microporous ...

  • 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 ...