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More Scientific highlights

Scientific highlights

Highlights of HIMS research are listed below. We also provide overviews of news items in the categories grants and funding | valorisation | people. All news items are listed at the HIMS news main page

Results: 141 - 154 of 154
Results: 141 - 154 of 154
  • Under the hood of molecular motors
    Surprising finding under the hood of molecular motors
    15 Nov 2016
    Scientists of the Molecular Photonics research group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have discovered surprising details regarding the operation mechanism of light-driven ...
  • Chemistry driven by the sun, for a sustainable future
    26 Oct 2016
    A group of European chemists including Prof. Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has recently published a whitepaper on Solar-Driven Chemistry. They show that it ...
  • Peptide-based vaccination against VEGF results in efficient antitumor activity
    25 Oct 2016
    A research team including professor Peter Timmerman of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has developed a peptide-based vaccine enabling a successful active anti-tumor ...
  • Catalyst structure identified in an operating PEM fuel cell
    7 Oct 2016
    Research at the group of Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has revealed the structure of the palladium catalyst for hydrogen oxidation in proton exchange ...
  • 'Radical' approach yields catalyst for sustainable indene synthesis
    6 Jul 2016
    A team of scientists of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has developed a new catalyst for the easy synthesis of substituted 1H-indenes. Based on the abundant element cobalt ...
  • Sustainable Chemistry students solve decades-old oxidation puzzle
    1 Jul 2016
    Students at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have designed a new catalyst that can render important chemical processes more sustainable. Their catalyst can create selective peroxide-like reagents ...
  • Colloidal particles assemble into sphere
    The secrets of virus self-assembly
    8 Jun 2016
    The combination of mutual attraction, deformability and asymmetry of biomolecular building blocks is crucial for the formation of complex biological nanostructures such as virus particles. This follows from ...
  • Powerlines Beijing
    Pursuing energy independence will hardly mitigate climate change
    6 Jun 2016
    Although cutting carbon dioxide emissions can lead to energy security benefits, such as reducing energy imports, pursuing energy independence will not equivalently reduce emissions, reports a paper published online ...
  • Neutron crystal structure of SIFSIX-1-Cu·4C2D2 at 200 K from Rietveld analysis
    Molecular filter is promising purifier for polyethylene production
    23 May 2016
    In the current issue of Science an international research team reveals a way to reduce the energy demand in one key step of the process for the polymerization of ethylene. They describe how a class of so-called Metal ...
  • MOF with ferrocene
    Novel porous materials enable difficult gas separations
    21 Mar 2016
    Recent research published in Advanced Materials and JACS shows the potential of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for the separation of challenging gas mixtures. Rajamani Krishna of the Van 't Hoff Institute for ...
  • Ice cubes melting
    Novel colloidal crystals provide surprising insight into surface premelting
    14 Mar 2016
    Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have for the first time obtained single-particle resolution in the study of surface premelting ...
  • Nickelaburger Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt
    Molecular 'nickelaburger' shows suprising catalytic activity
    9 Feb 2016
    Chemists at the University of Amsterdam's van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have prepared novel compounds employing the synergistic involvement of redox-active ligands with multiple metals. In the ...
  • Biomimetics in tachometer presentation
    Bio-inspired biomimetics can outperform natural coenzymes
    29 Jan 2016
    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a range of synthetic biomimetic compounds to replace the relatively expensive natural NADH and NADPH ...
  • Nanoconcentrator Joost Reek
    Improving catalysis through nanoconcentrator systems
    12 Jan 2016
    A group of scientists, led by Professor Joost Reek, from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has developed a new approach in enhancing catalytic performance. In the ...