Remco Kort officially appointed Micropia professor at VU Amsterdam

On Friday 27 October, ARTIS-Micropia, Prof. Remco Kort (Molecular Cell Physiology) and VU Amsterdam signed an agreement to formalise their partnership. With the signing of this agreement, Kort’s work on behalf of Micropia has officially become part of his professorship at VU Amsterdam.

11/09/2017 | 5:09 PM

The collaboration between Remco Kort – Professor in Microbial Genomics – and Micropia started already eleven years ago. Kort was involved in the foundation of the first museum in the world revealing the world of microscopically small life and gives lectures on microbiology at Micropia.

The signed agreement fits the mission of Micropia and VU Amsterdam to narrow the gap between the scientific community and the general public, and to introduce microbiology to a broader audience.

Besides his professorship at the VU, Remco Kort works as researcher at TNO, where he studies the invisible life of micro-organisms as well. In September, he presented his Dutch book De microbemens (Humans and microbes) in Micropia.

Click here to read the Micropia press release.

Photo caption:
Bottom row, L to R: Dean of the Faculty of Sciences Prof. Guus Schreiber, former ARTIS director Haig Balian and ARTIS director Rembrandt Sutorius.
Top row, L to R: Prof. Holger Lill, Micropia professor Remco Kort, Professor of Molecular Cell Physiology Hans Westerhoff.