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Jacqueline van Muijlwijk-Koezen awarded with new teaching innovation grant


AIMMS researcher Dr Jacqueline van Muijlwijk-Koezen (Dept. of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences) has received a postdoc-VO grant from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for her research on innovation in education. It is the second time she receives this teaching innovation grant.

AIMMS researchers awarded with FEW Innovation Prize


Jacqueline van Muijlwijk-Koezen, Maikel Wijtmans and Albert Kooistra (Medicinal Chemistry) have received the FEW Innovation Prize for their project ‘Biomolecules in virtual reality on the smartphone’. They received the award during the last Faculty Colloquium.

Theoretical chemist Célia Fonseca Guerra on cover of Chemistry


Theoretical chemists Célia Fonseca Guerra and Stephanie van der Lubbe have been awarded a front cover and a cover profile for their study on hydrogen bonds in the high-profile multidisciplinary journal Chemistry.

AIMMS researchers on the 2016 most Influential Articles list in the field of applied microbiology


Recently, the BMC Microbial Cell Factories journal presented a list with the most Influential Articles, including the paper “A novel consortium of Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Streptococcus thermophilus for increased access to functional fermented foods”. This paper by a.o. AIMMS researchers Remco Kort (Molecular Cell Physiology) and Bas Teusink (Systems Bioinformatics) was amongst the five most discussed and shared articles of 2016.

Karlijn Keijzer Scriptieprijs awarded to Nick Bergkamp


At 29 June, the second Karlijn Keijzer Scriptieprijs will be presented to Nick Bergkamp, MSc student in Drug Discovery and Safety (DDS) at the Vrije Universiteit, by Jacqueline Keijzer, mother of Karlijn Keijzer.

AIMMS researchers in the running for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2017


AIMMS researchers Daan Geerke and Marc van Dijk (Molecular Toxicology) are one of the ten finalists for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2017. Your vote is highly appreciated!

Joen Luirink receives NWO-TTW grant


Joen Luirink (Molecular Microbiology) has received an NWO-TTW grant (€570,000) as part of a multidisciplinary research programme on the development of bacterial vaccines.

Medicinal chemist Chris de Graaf in Nature with 3D structures of diabetes drug targets


Chris de Graaf (Medicinal Chemistry) participated in international research teams that solved the three-dimensional structures of two drug targets for Type 2 diabetes, the glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor (GLP-1R) and the glucagon receptor (GCGR). Last week, the results of these studies were published in two complementary articles in Nature.

ITN funding for Prof. Bas Teusink


AIMMS is proud to announce that Prof. Bas Teusink (Systems Bioinformatics) is part of a consortium that managed to obtain a highly competitive MSCA Innovative Training Networks (ITN) funding award. Together with colleagues from academia and the industry from all over Europe, the Teusink group will be involved in the ‘SynCrop’ project.

VU Medicinal Chemist Niels Hauwert wins EHRS Young Investigator award


Niels Hauwert, PhD student in the Medicinal Chemistry research group, has received the Young Investigator Award from the European Histamine Research Society (EHRS) for his work and presentation on “A bi-directional photoantagonist toolbox for histamine H3 receptor photopharmacology” at the Joint meeting of the European and Japanese Histamine Research Societies, 11-13 May 2017 in Amsterdam.

Rosanne Hertzberger joins AIMMS Molecular Cell Physiology research group


Microbiologist and NRC columnist Rosanne Hertzberger has joined the AIMMS Molecular Cell Physiology research group (department of Molecular Cell Biology) on 1 May. She will be working in the group of Extraordinary Professor Remco Kort, in the O|2 Lab building.

Top rating for Master involving AIMMS researchers


Recently, the Bioinformatics & Systems Biology Master, involving AIMMS researchers from the Systems Bioinformatics and Integrative Bioinformatics research groups, was top rated according to the ‘Keuzegids Masters 2017’. They scored 8.2 points out of 10.

AIMMS scientists add crucial knowledge to understanding of the biology of tuberculosis causing bacterium


In a paper published recently in Nature Microbiology, Edith Houben’s group (Molecular Microbiology) together with scientists from across Europe reveal the first structure of an assembly of membrane proteins known as the Type VII secretion system found in a group of bacteria which cause diseases such as tuberculosis.

Grassroots innovation grant to exploring readily accessible virtual reality in (bio)molecular education


Medicinal Chemistry researchers Albert Kooistra and Maikel Wijtmans (AIMMS/FEW) have received one of the three Grassroots awards for their plan to explore Virtual Reality (VR) in (bio)molecular education using the smartphones of students.

Pharmaceutical Sciences student VU Amsterdam wins PAC poster prize


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.

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