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Below are all HIMS news items. We provide specific overviews in the categories scientific highlights | grants and funding | valorisation | people. We also maintain a list of HIMS researchers appearing in the media.

Results: 41 - 60 of 553
Results: 41 - 60 of 553
  • Portrait of Klaas
    Klaas van Leest receives NWO Rubicon grant
    21 Jun 2021
    Chemist Klaas van Leest of the Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded a Rubicon grant by the Dutch Research Council NWO. He will use it to visit the group of Prof. Chi-Ming Che at the ...
  • View of the lab
    Open Kitchen Labs: an accessible chemistry lab for startups
    16 Jun 2021
    The Amsterdam region has many initiatives to make the future waste-free and circular, from students with creative ideas to entrepreneurs with innovative plans. But anyone who wants to turn waste into a resource for ...
  • Research on selective formation of nanospheres features on front cover of Chemical Science
    10 Jun 2021
    Research at the Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis group features on the cover of the current issue of Chemical Science. Eduard Bobylev, David Poole, Bas de Bruin and Joost Reek report on the ...
  • Graphic abstract
    Convenient methodology to forge C‒N bonds
    8 Jun 2021
    In a paper just accepted by Angewandte Chemie, researchers of the Flow Chemistry group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences present a convenient methodology to forge C(sp3)‒N ...
  • Visiting high school students win two profielwerkstuk prizes as a result of their research at HIMS
    26 May 2021
    High school students Chris Kooijman (18) and Max Tiemersma (17) from RSG Simon Vestdijk in Harlingen won a ‘profielwerkstuk’ prize with their investigation in methanol synthesis from carbon dioxide. They performed ...
  • Mirjam de Bruin-Hoegée
    Blood of drug users can reveal origin of drug
    26 May 2021
    The opioid fentanyl is not only used in medical practice as a painkiller, but is also a popular recreational drug. In the United States in particular, fentanyl plays an important role in the opioid crisis that claims ...
  • upconversion nanoparticle
    Quantitatively understanding defects in phosphors from a nano perspective
    21 May 2021
    Researchers led by Hong Zhang at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam have been able to provide insight into the microscopic dynamics of energy transfer and conversion in ...
  • graphic representation of mindmapping
    Mind the gap!
    19 May 2021
    Dr. Stefania Grecea, associate professor at HIMS, has received UvA Grassroots funding for her proposal 'Mind the gap! Bridging pre-knowledge gaps using digital concept maps'. She will develop the use of digital ...
  • Graphic abstract
    Anomalous diffusion of confined long-chain molecules: the thermal resistance effect
    17 May 2021
    In a paper just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers describe for the first time a counter-intuitive diffusion behaviour of linear-chain hydrocarbon molecules under ...
  • An artist’s impression.
    Micrometre-size molecular modelling kit shows real chemical reactions
    17 May 2021
    A team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and New York University have built a 'molecular modelling kit' using micrometre-sized 'patchy particles'. The kit allows for a much more direct study of ...
  • Graphic abstract
    First synthetic galectin mimic as a platform for carbohydrate binding molecules
    11 May 2021
    In a recent paper in Angewandte Chemie, research assistant professor Tiddo Mooibroek and co-workers at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences present the first synthetic mimic of a class of carbohydrate ...
  • Two chemistry high school students
    UvA researchers coach finalists of high school chemistry competition
    26 Apr 2021
    Last Friday saw the online live finals of the 'profielwerkstuk' competition 'Imagination at Work' of Centrum JongerenCommunicatie Chemie (C3). The victory went to students of Canisius College Nijmegen, who ...
  • Graphical abstract
    Review on three-dimensional separations in chromatography
    22 Apr 2021
    In a paper just published in Chemical Reviews, Noor Abdulhussain, Suhas Nawada and Peter Schoenmakers of the HIMS research group Analytical Chemistry provide an overview of current and future developments in ...
  • Graphic abstract
    Charge-based separation of acid-functional polymers
    21 Apr 2021
    Water-borne polymers are used for various coating systems such as paints and inks and continue to gain ground in the field of environmentally friendly coating solutions. To monitor and improve their industrial ...
  • Slot with his paranimphs
    Thierry Slot obtains PhD with distinction 'cum laude'
    20 Apr 2021
    Last week, Dr Thierry Slot successfully defended his PhD thesis titled 'Understanding confinement effects and nanostructuring in heterogeneous catalysis', obtaining his doctorate with the distinction cum laude. He ...
  • Portrait of Chris Slootweg
    Chris Slootweg receives Vici grant
    14 Apr 2021
    Associate professor Dr Chris Slootweg at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded an NWO Vici grant of 1.5 million euros to develop novel chemical routes for ...
  • Portrait of Marie Curie
    Researchers paint portrait of Marie Curie in semiconductor
    13 Apr 2021
    Amsterdam researchers have developed a novel technique for spatially controlled patterning of semiconductors with tuneable optoelectronic properties. As a proof of principle, Lukas Helmbrecht and Wim Noorduin ...
  • portrait of vasilis
    Vasilis Tseliou receives Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
    12 Apr 2021
    Dr Vasilis Tseliou of Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship under the Horizon 2020 program of the EU. He will visit the group of Prof. Paolo ...
  • Graphical abstract
    Predicting the structure and dynamics of membrane protein GerAB from Bacillus subtilis
    12 Apr 2021
    Dr Jocelyne Vreede of the research group Computational Chemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) worked together with researchers at the UvA's Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) ...
  • SusPhos logo
    Important step towards full circularity of SusPhos process
    2 Apr 2021
    Researchers at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have taken an important step towards full circularity of phosphate recycling in the SusPhos process. In a project financed by a 'Gouden KIEM' grant from ...