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  • 18 Apr 2019
    Efficient alternative for multistep synthesis of aniline-based drug precursors

    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 ...

  • 16 Apr 2019
    A new mode of chemical reactivity for metal–free hydrogen activation by Lewis acidic boranes

    Together with colleagues from the University of East Anglia and Imperial College, chemistry researchers Dr Chris Slootweg and Dr Andreas Ehlers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular ...

  • 16 Apr 2019
    Success for high school students in chemistry research project competition

    On 10 April, pupils from the Bernardinus college in Heerlen won the first prize at the competition 'Imagination at Work' organized by the Dutch 'Centrum JongerenCommunicatie Chemie'. For their research paper on ...

  • 15 Apr 2019
    Fruitful explorations of the circular economy during joint sustainability workshop

    On Thursday 4 April, the University of Amsterdam's Roeterseiland campus hosted the joint workshop 'Towards a Circular Economy' of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) and the UvA's Van 't Hoff ...

  • 5 Apr 2019
    What do earthquakes and violins have in common?

    A violinist produces music because his or her bow 'stick-slips' along the strings of the violin: there is no continuous sliding movement, but an alternation of standstill and slip. This effect is caused by the fact ...

  • 2 Apr 2019
    Tenure track position for analytical chemist Bob Pirok

    Dr Bob Pirok has been appointed as tenure track researcher in the Analytical Chemistry group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). His research focuses on advancing multi-dimensional separation ...

  • 2 Apr 2019
    Faraday Discussions poster prize for Tessel Bouwens

    PhD student Tessel Bouwens of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has won the Poster Prize at the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Faraday Discussion on Artificial Photosynthesis, held 25 - 27 ...

  • 26 Mar 2019
    Dieuwertje Modder wins poster competition at national student symposium

    At the national chemistry student 'PAC symposium' held 7 March at Vrije Universiteit, chemistry master student Dieuwertje Modder has won the first prize in the 'Young KNCV' poster competition. With her poster, Modder ...

  • 26 Mar 2019
    Francesco Mutti listed among research talents by journal ChemBioChem

    The board members of the Wiley journal ChemBioChem have included Dr Francesco Mutti in their selection of emerging young scientists that 'will shape the future of research at the interface of chemistry and biology'. ...

  • 21 Mar 2019
    2019 Dal Nogare award for Peter Schoenmakers

    Prof. Peter Schoenmakers of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has been awarded the 2019 Dal Nogare award for his achievements in the field of chromatography. It was presented to him last Monday ...

  • 25 Feb 2019
    And the secret ingredient is… the network

    In a recent publication in Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences show how the mathematical theory of random graphs is vital for rational ...

  • 22 Feb 2019
    UvA chemists shine light on catalyst for industrial plastic production

    A team of chemists from the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam, led by professor Moniek Tromp, have gained more insight into the role of the catalyst in the industrial ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    Chris Slootweg in Nature Chemistry: ‘Green Chemistry is an outdated concept’

    In a recent commentary published in Nature Chemistry, Chris Slootweg of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences introduces a new concept: Circular Chemistry. In analogy to the ...

  • 31 Jan 2019
    Multiphysics made easy with random coloured graphs

    As a result of research performed at the Computational Polymer Chemistry Group of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, researcher Ivan Kryven proposes a novel theory for ...

  • 23 Jan 2019
    Successful International Winter School MolSim-2019

    More than 70 PhD researchers from all over the world participated in 2019 edition of the 2-week winter school 'Understanding Molecular Simulations' (MolSim). Scientists from the Computational Chemistry group of HIMS ...

  • 21 Jan 2019
    The hidden ingredient in Rembrandt’s impasto

    Rembrandt van Rijn revolutionized painting with a 3D effect using his impasto technique, where thick paint makes a masterpiece protrude from the surface. An international research team with Dr Katrien Keune of the ...

  • 21 Jan 2019
    In memoriam Gerrit Jan Koomen (1941-2019)

    Sadly, on Wednesday 16 January Prof. Gerrit Jan Koomen passed away at the age of 78, due to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Gerrit Jan spent his entire academic career at the University of Amsterdam.

  • 21 Jan 2019
    Analytical chemist Andrea Gargano appointed as tenure track researcher

    Veni laureate Dr Andrea Gargano has been appointed as tenure track researcher within the Analytical Chemistry theme at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). His research focuses on the use of ...

  • 16 Jan 2019
    Cofactor switches catalyst

    Chemists at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have developed a new catalyst that can be activated by addition of a 'cofactor', in this case a small signaling molecule. This resembles processes found in ...

  • 7 Jan 2019
    Professor Bob van der Zwaan contributes to important EU decarbonisation report

    The European High-Level Panel on Decarbonisation Pathways has recently presented its final report to Carlos Moedos, EU commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. The report provides a unique perspective on ...

  • 7 Jan 2019
    Thieme chemistry journals award for Chris Slootweg

    Associate professor Dr Chris Slootweg of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is one of the recipients of the 2019 Thieme Chemistry Journals Award.

  • 21 Dec 2018
    Physics Projectruimte grants for Nissanke, Woutersen and Bonn

    The board of NWO Domain Science (ENW) has granted funding for ten proposals in the Physics Projectruimte. Of the ten granted proposals, two were submitted by UvA scientists.

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Booking.com supports research into renewable jet fuel from waste

    Dr Shiju Raveendran of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has acquired a 150,000 euro grant from Booking.com. He conducts research into the manufacture of renewable jet fuel ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Three NWO grants for fundamental chemical research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three ECHO grants to UvA researchers working at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Swammerdam Institute for Life ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Best Poster award for Ilse Denekamp at national chemistry conference

    PhD student Ilse Denekamp of the Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry research group has won the Best Poster Award by public vote at the Dutch national chemistry conference CHAINS 2018 earlier this month.

  • 6 Dec 2018
    PhD project in police lab

    The criminal justice system in The Netherlands is facing the challenge of having to correctly identify an increasing number of new illicit drugs. To provide accurate and valuable chemical information in criminal ...

  • 4 Dec 2018
    Cum Laude for chemistry PhD graduate Gaston Richelle

    On Friday 30 November 2018 Gaston Richelle of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences successfully defended his PhD thesis on 'Multicyclic peptides manufactured via ...

  • 30 Nov 2018
    Rajamani Krishna listed among 'Most Influential Scientific Minds'

    Professor Rajamani Krishna of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences features in the 2018 list of the world’s 'Most Influential Scientific Minds' compiled by Clarivate Analytics. ...

  • 15 Nov 2018
    UvA researchers advocate mitigation of stationary NOx emissions in Europe

    Working at the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), MSc student Cedric Koolen and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg have made an analysis of air pollution in Europe. In a concept ...

  • 14 Nov 2018
    Professor Joost Reek receives IOCF lectureship award in Japan

    Prof. Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences is the recipient of the 47th IOCF lectureship award. It was presented to him at Kyoto University by professor Michinori ...

  • 9 Nov 2018
    Rigid metal-organic framework as a molecular sieve for ethylene

    A Chinese-American research team has developed an ultra microporous rigid metal–organic framework that can act as a molecular sieve for the separation of ethylene/ethane mixtures. The results have just been published ...

  • 30 Oct 2018
    Building stars, planets and the ingredients for life in space

    On Friday, 2 November Ewine van Dishoeck will give a special public lecture at our faculty. Van Dishoeck is President of the International Astronomical Union, winner of the Kavli prize 2018, and is currently the most ...

  • 29 Oct 2018
    New metal-organic framework for highly efficient separation of ethane from ethylene

    Industrial production of ethylene, the key ingredient in the most common form of plastic, requires its separation from ethane in a process that consumes large amounts of energy. An alternative would be differential ...

  • 29 Oct 2018
    Five million euros for European research to increase agricultural and horticultural yields

    The 'Boostcrop' consortium with researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has been awarded nearly 5 million euros from the ...

  • 23 Oct 2018
    'Behind the scenes' at Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day

    Last Friday 19 October, the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Innovation Lab Chemistry Amsterdam (ILCA) and the Port of Amsterdam hosted the annual Amsterdam Chemistry ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    Promiscuous enzyme enables efficient and benign synthesis of nitriles

    Researchers of the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have discovered an unexpected catalytic promiscuity of the enzyme galactose oxidase. They utilized ...

  • 26 Sep 2018
    Physics2Market grant for promising research to improve cold-stress tolerance of plants

    UvA researchers have found a way to improve the plant's resilience to low temperature stress. The first results are promising and the agricultural sector has already expressed its interest. For the further ...

  • 17 Sep 2018
    Gadi Rothenberg appointed Lady Davis visiting professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Prof. Gadi Rothenberg, who heads the Heterogeneous Catalysis & Sustainable Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), has been appointed as a Lady Davis Visiting Professor at the ...

  • 17 Sep 2018
    Colourant study offers mechanistic insight in Lewis acid-base coupling

    Associate professor Chris Slootweg and co-workers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have developed the synthesis of a unique set of arylazophosphonium salts with easily ...

  • 12 Sep 2018
    Arian van Asten, professor of Forensic Analytical Chemistry and On-Scene Chemical Analysis

    Prof. A.C. van Asten (1968) has been appointed professor of Forensic Analytical Chemistry and On-Scene Chemical Analysis at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf ...

  • 30 Aug 2018
    Sustainable and very selective biocatalytic conversion of aldehydes to carboxylic acids

    The Biocatalysis research group led by Dr Francesco Mutti of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has developed the first viable biocatalytic 'green' process for the ...

  • 28 Aug 2018
    Biocatalysis project showcased in magazine 'EU Research'

    The European research project Biosusamin and its principal investigator Dr Francesco Mutti are featured in the current edition of the magazine 'EU Research'. Mutti is assistant professor at the University of ...

  • 27 Aug 2018
    Fritz-Pregl Medal for analytical scientist Peter Schoenmakers

    The Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry (ASAC) has announced that Prof. Peter Schoenmakers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences will receive the 2018 Fritz-Pregl Medal. ...

  • 24 Aug 2018
    Colet te Grotenhuis receives NWO Rubicon grant

    Dr Colet te Grotenhuis, who recently obtained her PhD with professors Bas de Bruin and Joost Reek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has received an NWO Rubicon grant. This provides her with the ...

  • 21 Aug 2018
    Prof. Arian van Asten appointed new education director Master Forensic Science

    Starting 1 September prof. Arian van Asten is appointed for a 5 year term as the new education director for the Master’s programme in Forensic Science (MFS) coordinated by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. ...

  • 21 Aug 2018
    Veni grants for Joen Hermans and Andrew Jupp

    Dr Joen Hermans and Dr Andrew Jupp have been awarded NWO Veni grants to perform research at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. The grants of € 250.000 each provide them with the opportunity to further ...

  • 23 Jul 2018
    Three young research talents to go abroad on Rubicon grant

    Three UvA researchers who recently obtained their PhD will carry our research at a foreign research institute with a Rubicon grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Rubicon ...

  • 23 Jul 2018
    Projectruimte grant for Peter Schall and Peter Bolhuis

    Physicist Peter Schall and chemist Peter Bolhuis have received an NWO Projectruimte grant for their proposal 'Activating viscoelastic colloidal architectures'.

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Supramolecular nanoconcentrators boost performance of water oxidation catalyst

    By applying their 'nanoconcentrator' concept of functionalized self-assembled nanospheres to a ruthenium-based water oxidation catalyst, researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for ...