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  • 3 Sep 2013
    Harmful effects of plant invasions could be predicted more accurately

    The introduction of non-native plants can lead to invasions, which can have a harmful effect on biodiversity, humans and the environment. These potential effects could be predicted with far greater accuracy, ...

  • 29 Jul 2013
    ERC Advanced Grant for Joost Reek

    Professor Joost Reek of the Homogeneous and Supramolecular Catalysis Group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has received a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros for his ...

  • 28 Jul 2013
    Wojciech Dzik receives Veni grant

    Earlier this month HIMS researcher Wojciech Dzik of the Homogeneous and Supramolecular Catalysis Group was awarded a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO. Dzik receives a quarter of ...

  • 17 Jun 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Niek Wit

    On 1 July, Niek Wit (b. 1984) will be awarded a doctorate by the University of Amsterdam (UvA). His research at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) and the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) examined ...

  • 11 Jun 2013
    2013 UvA Thesis Prize awarded to Vicky Breemen

    The 2013 UvA Thesis Prize was awarded to Information Law graduate Vicky Breemen. She received the first prize for her research master’s thesis on the copyright aspects of library digitisation.

  • 28 May 2013
    PhD council IoP organizes successful symposium for young scientists

    On Thursday May 23rd, the PhD/postdoc council of the Institute of Physics organized its first IoP junior scientist symposium for all PhD students and postdocs in the institute. With over 40 participants, the ...

  • 21 May 2013
    Phd in the Spotlight: Alma Itzel Olivos Suárez

    On 4 June Alma Itzel Olivos Suárez (1983) will be awarded her doctorate degree at the UvA. As part of her research at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), she made a detailed survey of the ...

  • 3 Apr 2013
    Spotlight on doctoral research: Milena and Jelena Smolic

    On 17 April, the sisters Milena (1982) and Jelena (1981) Smolic defended their doctoral theses at the Institute of Physics (IoP). As part of their research, they developed new formulas that can prospectively be used ...

  • 20 Mar 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Gillian Kopittke

    On 3 April, Gillian Kopittke of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) will obtain her doctorate degree. Her research has revealed that the soil of the heath at Oldebroek (the Netherlands) is ...

  • 1 Mar 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Rick Quax

    On 14 March, Rick Quax (b. 1985) will receive his doctorate degree from the Informatics Institute (IvI), where he has developed a new theory to predict how complex systems function. He has discovered that in the ...

  • 1 Feb 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Clemens Heilmann

    On 15 February Clemens Heilmann (1984) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the UvA . During his research at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) he mapped out the cell wall of the pathogenic Candida ...

  • 22 Jan 2013
    New ‘PhD in the Spotlight’ section

    A new section entitled ‘PhD in the Spotlight’ has been launched on the Faculty of Science (FNWI) website this month. It features an FNWI scientist who explains the research for which he or she will obtain a PhD that ...

  • 15 Jan 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Wieteke de Boer

    On 30 January, Wieteke de Boer (1983) will defend her doctoral thesis at the UvA, presenting the finding that silicon nanocrystals are capable of emitting visible light. De Boer did her research at the Institute of ...

  • 13 Dec 2012
    Youngest PhD student to receive doctorate

    On Thursday, 13 December 2012, Floor Sietsma defended her PhD thesis at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). At age 20, she is the youngest person in the Netherlands to ever receive the doctorate.