Recent news

Molecular Cell Biologist Rob van Spanning in Niger Delta contamination publication


Rob van Spanning and student Juami van Gils (Department of Molecular Cell Biology, AIMMS) participated in a study of the IUCN Niger Delta Panel. In this study, international research teams of remediation experts and scientists examined the most effective way to break down hydrocarbon in oil contaminated soil in the Niger Delta.

Paper Theoretical Chemists Vuckovic and Gori-Giorgi in the spotlights of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters


In their recent article in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Stefan Vuckovic and Paola Gori-Giorgi (Theoretical Chemistry), addressed some of the long-standing problems encountered in Density Functional Theory (DFT), a formalism that makes quantum mechanical calculations doable in a reasonable time.

Jacqueline van Muijlwijk appointed as professor Innovations in Human Health & Life Sciences


As of 1 September 2017, Jacqueline E. van Muijlwijk-Koezen has been appointed professor of Innovations in Human Health & Life Sciences.

Paul Jennings appointed professor of Molecular & Biochemical Toxicology at AIMMS


Starting July 1st 2017, Paul Jennings has been appointed professor of Molecular & Biochemical Toxicology at AIMMS.

Nico Vermeulen awarded in Indonesian World Class Professor Program


AIMMS Director Nico Vermeulen (professor of Molecular Toxicology) has been invited to join the Indonesian Visiting Professor Program 2017, launched by the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.

AIMMS STAR PLUS graduate programme: Selection completed


The AIMMS Management Team is proud to announce that three candidates have been selected as AIMMS STAR PLUS PhD students. Priyanka Chauhan (IN), Lea Adolf (DE), and Ludovica Mascolo (IT) will join AIMMS in the coming months.

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.

Medicinal Chemist Saskia Nijmeijer receives Off-road grant from ZonMW


Dr Saskia Nijmeijer has been awarded an Off-road grant of €125.000 from ZonMW, the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, on 19 June.

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.