Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:25:02 +0200 Thu, 16 Nov 2023 16:41:00 +0100 Plant protects next generation via soil https://www.uu.nl/en/news/plant-protects-next-generation-via-soil Plants recruit soil bacteria to protect against downy mildew, forming a protective legacy in the soil for the next plant generation. 135582 Thu, 16 Nov 2023 16:41:00 +0100 Nieuws Cutting-edge plant research lab NPEC opens its doors in Utrecht https://www.uu.nl/en/news/cutting-edge-plant-research-lab-npec-opens-its-doors-in-utrecht Equipped with advanced robotics, hyperspectral imaging, laser scanners, climate chambers, and other installations, the Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre (NPEC) opens its doors today in Utrecht. 134194 Fri, 29 Sep 2023 12:53:00 +0200 Nieuws CropXR launched, NWO contributing €15 million https://www.uu.nl/en/news/cropxr-launched-nwo-contributing-eu15-million Een nieuwe investering in een onderzoeksprogramma vormt het startsein voor het instituut CropXR, dat plantenbiologie, simulatiemodellen en kunstmatige intelligentie gaat integreren in slimme veredelingsmethoden. 131946 Thu, 06 Jul 2023 10:11:00 +0200 Nieuws Fully automatic monitoring of plant growth, development and disease progression with Helios https://www.uu.nl/en/news/fully-automatic-monitoring-of-plant-growth-development-and-disease-progression-with-helios The installation consists of a growth chamber, conveyor belts, several cameras and a 3D laser scanner. Researcher Bart Schimmel is putting Helios into operation. 131642 Thu, 22 Jun 2023 12:00:00 +0200 Nieuws New research module Ecotron enables the study of fully controlled small scale ecosystems https://www.uu.nl/en/news/new-research-module-ecotron-enables-the-study-of-fully-controlled-small-scale-ecosystems Module allows studying the response of agricultural and natural ecosystems to future environmental conditions, such as lower amounts of rainfall. 127728 Tue, 14 Feb 2023 09:26:00 +0100 Nieuws Spinoza and Stevin prize awarded to Corné Pieterse and Tanja van der Lippe https://www.uu.nl/en/news/spinoza-and-stevin-prize-awarded-to-corne-pieterse-and-tanja-van-der-lippe With a special ceremony held today, Utrecht University biologist Corné Pieterse and sociologist Tanja van der Lippe received the Spinoza and Stevin Prize. 124015 Wed, 05 Oct 2022 16:14:00 +0200 Nieuws Potato microbiome project receives €940.000 research funding https://www.uu.nl/en/news/potato-microbiome-project-receives-eu940000-research-funding A project aimed to optimize potato plant growth by mapping the microorganisms living on seed potatoes has been awarded a 940.000 euro funding. 123859 Mon, 03 Oct 2022 12:52:00 +0200 Nieuws Potato plant (iStock) Spinoza and Stevin Prize for Corné Pieterse and Tanja van der Lippe https://www.uu.nl/en/news/spinoza-and-stevin-prize-for-corne-pieterse-and-tanja-van-der-lippe The highest awards in Dutch academia, the Spinoza and Stevin Prize, have been awarded to Utrecht University researchers Corné Pieterse and Tanja van der Lippe. The awards comprise a 2.5 million euro funding, provided by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). 120083 Fri, 17 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Spinoza laureate Corné Pieterse: "I'm always solving new puzzles" https://www.uu.nl/en/news/spinoza-laureate-corne-pieterse-im-always-solving-new-puzzles Every year, more than a quarter of all harvests worldwide is lost due to diseases and plagues. The question of how plants can protect themselves against this leads Spinoza laureate Corné Pieterse to the most basic fundamentals of plant life. 120070 Fri, 17 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0200 Nieuws PhD candidate Robin Cowper wins Breaking Science 2022 https://www.uu.nl/en/news/phd-candidate-robin-cowper-wins-breaking-science-2022 The PhD candidate in the field of plant-microbe interactions best explained his research to the lay audience. 117243 Tue, 31 May 2022 12:26:00 +0200 Nieuws Dutch government invests 42 million Euros in CROP-XR institute https://www.uu.nl/en/news/dutch-government-invests-42-million-euros-in-crop-xr-institute Over the next ten years, the Dutch government will invest 42 million Euros in CROP-XR, a consortium led by Prof. Guido van den Ackerveken. 115944 Thu, 14 Apr 2022 14:33:00 +0200 Nieuws Clearance for 50 million euro programme proposal Plant-XR https://www.uu.nl/en/news/clearance-for-50-million-euro-programme-proposal-plant-xr A revolutionary method to make crops more resilient to climate change and other threats is one step closer to becoming reality. The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has given the opportunity to further develop a plan for this. 109844 Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:57:00 +0200 Nieuws Plants and parasites can rapidly evolve symbiotic relationship https://www.uu.nl/en/news/plants-and-parasites-can-rapidly-evolve-symbiotic-relationship Within just a few generations, bacteria on plants can adapt from harmful to beneficial. This discovery could pave the way for developing special bacterial crop fertilizers. 107650 Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:17:00 +0200 Nieuws Fundamental Life Sciences: pushing the boundary of the known https://www.uu.nl/en/background/fundamental-life-sciences-pushing-the-boundary-of-the-known Interview with Corné Pieterse, newly appointed chair of the science for life domain of the life sciences strategic theme. 103723 Wed, 03 Feb 2021 21:56:00 +0100 Nieuws Scientists present vision for today’s challenges https://www.uu.nl/en/news/Scientists-present-vision-for-todays-challenges Joint perspective on how these sectors can contribute to solving urgent scientific and societal issues 102586 Thu, 17 Dec 2020 09:48:00 +0100 Nieuws Utrecht scientists discover fast-forward plant improvement technology https://www.uu.nl/en/news/utrecht-scientists-discover-fast-forward-plant-improvement-technology Utrecht scientists demonstrates a new, non-GMO technology to develop new crops at a fraction of the costs of traditional breeding. 99533 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:19:00 +0200 Nieuws Saskia van Wees appointed Professor of Hormonal Regulation of Plant Resistance https://www.uu.nl/en/news/saskia-van-wees-appointed-professor-of-hormonal-regulation-of-plant-resistance Saskia van Wees was appointed as Professor of Hormonal Regulation of Plant Resistance at the Department of Biology on 1 March of this year. 97563 Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Saskia van Wees Eiko Kuramae appointed as Professor of Microbial Community Ecology & Environmental Genomics https://www.uu.nl/en/news/eiko-kuramae-appointed-as-professor-of-microbial-community-ecology-environmental-genomics As of 1 June, Eiko Kuramae has been appointed as Professor by Special Appointment of Microbial Community Ecology & Environmental Genomics. 96847 Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:02:00 +0200 Nieuws Science Faculty helps UMC Utrecht https://www.uu.nl/en/news/science-faculty-helps-umc-utrecht To help wherever possible, the Faculty of Science makes materials, scientists and laboratories available for UMC Utrecht during the Corona pandemic. 93789 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:37:00 +0200 Nieuws 25 Utrecht scientists on list Highly Cited Researchers https://www.uu.nl/en/news/25-utrecht-scientists-on-list-highly-cited-researchers The list of most cited researchers counts 25 scientists from Utrecht University. Three researchers of the Science Faculty belong to the same research group. 86889 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:29:00 +0100 Nieuws