Ferry Pronk, student Pharmaceutical Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has won the second prize of the Jong KNCV (Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging) during the poster competition at the annual chemistry PAC-symposium in Utrecht.
AIMMS organic chemist Eelco Ruijter has received an NWO ECHO grant (€260,000) to study the reactions to efficiently make complex cyclic molecules with precise control over their three-dimensional shape.
From 1 February, Associate Professor Célia Fonseca Guerra (Theoretical Chemistry) has been appointed Extraordinary Professor of Applied Theoretical Chemistry at the Leiden University.
A team of cheminformatics and bioinformatics researchers from AIMMS (VU Amsterdam), Radboudumc Nijmegen, BioAxis Research, and Netherlands eScience Center have developed a freely available virtual machine to enable computer-aided drug design.
Theoretical Chemist Matthias Bickelhaupt, together with colleagues from Cornell University (USA) and TU Eindhoven, report in PNAS that a fluoride anion inside a silicate double 4-ring can form chemical bonds to the eight surrounding silicon atoms.
The AIMMS Management Team is happy to announce that the Department of Environment and Health has joined AIMMS as of 1 January 2017.
Inna Slynko (Medicinal Chemistry) has won one of the four poster prizes during the NWO CHemistry As INnovating Sciences (CHAINS) conference.
Recently, NWO has presented the ‘Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure’. The 33 research facilities and clusters selected for this Roadmap are eligible for NWO funding in the next four years. AIMMS researcher Prof. Jaap Heringa (Integrative Bioinformatics) has been appointed as the figurehead of one of these clusters: ELIXIR-NL.
AIMMS Theoretical Chemist Matthias Bickelhaupt and Experimental Physicist Wim Ubachs were granted research projects in the new NWO Dutch Astrochemistry Network (DAN) II which comprises a budget of 2 million euros.
A new publication in Scientific Reports by Jurgen Haanstra (Systems Bioinformatics), Barbara Bakker and Hans Westerhoff (both Molecular Cell Physiology) shows that it is possible to inhibit glucose metabolism in a disease-causing cell without severe side-effects to healthy human cells.
As of 1 February 2017, the Executive Board appoints Prof. Jacqueline Broerse Research Director of the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences. The appointment is for a period of four years (0,4 fte).
Theoretical Chemist Matthias Bickelhaupt has been selected as a member of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC).
On 15 December 2016, extraordinary professor Peter Grootenhuis gave his farewell Seminar in O|2, where he presented his work on discovery of CFTR modulators for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis within Vertex, California. The symposium was well attended, by toxicologists, medicinal chemists and many others interested.
Henri Bal, Jaap Heringa, Sanne Abeln (Computer science) and Piek Vossen (Faculty of Humanities) have received a grant of 500.000 Euro from the Dutch eScience Centre. The researchers will use this money for their project ‘A methodology and ecosystem for many-core programming’, within the Discruptive Technologies programme.
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