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Results: 1 - 20 of 390
  • 2 Jul 2020
    Harvesting hydrogen from nanogardens

    Easily produced, nature-like nanostructures of cobalt phosphide are highly effective catalysts for the electrolysis of water, according to research performed by chemist Ning Yan and his team at the University of ...

  • 23 Jun 2020
    Chinese edition of popular catalysis textbook published

    The second edition of 'Catalysis: Concepts & Green Applications', the popular undergraduate textbook written by Prof. Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has ...

  • 12 Jun 2020
    The role of metal-ions on protein aggregation

    Dr Jocelyne Vreede and Dr Alina Astefanei of the Van 't Hoff Institute of Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have received an NWO grant for a public-private partnership with DSM to investigate the role of ions on the shape ...

  • 2 Jun 2020
    Evidence for the catalytic properties of ultramarine pigment

    Researchers at the Rijksmuseum, the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam have established the catalytical activity of ultramarine pigment in experiments where methanol was dehydrated to dimethyl ether. They ...

  • 2 Jun 2020
    Kick off workshop of AI4Science Lab on 8 July

    The AI4Science Lab is organizing a virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July to mark the occasion that the Lab is now fully operational. The workshop aims to bring junior and expert researchers together that ...

  • 2 Jun 2020
    New method for more accurate determination of time of death at crime scenes

    Researchers from Amsterdam UMC, the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) - partners in the forensic research institution the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center - have developed a method ...

  • 26 May 2020
    The surprising viscosity of entangled worms

    By performing experiments on Tubifex worms bought at the local pet shop, researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered that the wiggling motion of living worms gives rise to surprising physics. The ...

  • 13 May 2020
    How did the old masters make their ultramarine?

    Researchers at the Rijksmuseum, the University of Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have developed a method that reveals how the costly pigment ultramarine was prepared ...

  • 24 Apr 2020
    Think small, learn fast might be the way to go for novel energy technologies

    In a paper just published in the journal Joule, scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and TNO Energy Transition present an analysis of learning curves in energy technology and conclude that a focus on ...

  • 24 Apr 2020
    New method for constructing 8-membered ring compounds

    In a current paper in Angewandte Chemie, researchers at the University of Amsterdam’s Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) present a new method for the generation of 8-membered ring compounds based on ...

  • 21 Apr 2020
    Analytical scientist Saer Samanipour appointed as assistant professor "Intelligent Interpretation of Spectral Data"

    As part of the Connecting Science program of the UvA Faculty of Science, Dr Saer Samanipour has been appointed as assistant professor "Intelligent Interpretation of Spectral Data" at the Van 't Hoff Institute for ...

  • 30 Mar 2020
    Amanda Garcia joins HIMS with NWO-ECCM tenure-track grant

    Dr Amanda Garcia has been awarded a highly competitive tenure-track grant of 950,000 euros from the NWO program on electrochemical conversion and materials (ECCM). Focussing on electrocatalysis and electro-organic ...

  • 19 Mar 2020
    Synthesis of chiral amines in neat organic solvents using immobilised enzymes in a continuous flow reactor

    Researchers from the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences present the first account of applying immobilised ω-aminotransferase enzymes in neat organic ...

  • 19 Mar 2020
    UvA students look beyond lithium-ion batteries

    UvA chemistry master students Peter Jungbacker and Tess van Teijlingen, working at the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, have studied the pros and cons ...

  • 9 Mar 2020
    How does the accessibility of DNA affect the expression of genes?

    Dr Jocelyne Vreede of the Computational Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has received an NWO KLEIN-2 grant for a four-year project investigating how the shape and compactness of DNA ...

  • 25 Feb 2020
    How universal are life’s building blocks?

    Astrochemist and MacGillavry Fellow Dr Annemieke Petrignani of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded funding of € 280,000 through the Planetary and Exoplanetary Science programme (PEPSci) ...

  • 17 Feb 2020
    PARADISE: bringing analytical science to the next level

    Analytical chemists from the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are taking the next step in unravelling the molecular composition of complex samples such as drug delivery systems, explosives, ...

  • 21 Jan 2020
    Elucidation of ligand redox non-innocence in Co(TAML) complexes

    In a recent paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences settle the debate on the ligand redox non-innocence in ...

  • 20 Jan 2020
    Exploring novel chemistry for utilizing methane as a feedstock for high-value chemicals

    The University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has received funding of the Dutch science foundation NWO to develop new chemistry for the utilization of methane. HIMS chemists will ...

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Eric Schuler wins national chemistry photo contest

    With the photo "Chrysopoeia - electrified golden tin clouds" HIMS PhD student Eric Schuler has won the 2019 photo contest of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society KNCV. The prize was awarded to him during the ...