Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:34:56 +0200 Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:58:00 +0200 The energy transition under the nanoscope: Gravitation funding for ANION project https://www.uu.nl/en/news/the-energy-transition-under-the-nanoscope-gravitation-funding-for-anion-project Bringing together chemists and physicists to thoroughly investigate how electrochemical processes work on the smallest scale. That is the goal of ANION. 139581 Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:58:00 +0200 Nieuws "Just because something is complex doesn't mean we shouldn't try to explain it" https://www.uu.nl/en/background/just-because-something-is-complex-doesnt-mean-we-shouldnt-try-to-explain-it Young researchers answer science questions of fourth graders on stage during the Hoe?Zo!Show. 139586 Thu, 11 Apr 2024 15:47:00 +0200 Nieuws ERC Advanced Grant for conversion of CO2 to fuels https://www.uu.nl/en/news/erc-advanced-grant-for-conversion-of-co2-to-fuels Professor Petra de Jongh will conduct fundamental research into the operation of catalysts. This could lead to accelerating the energy transition, for example by developing catalysts for the efficient conversion of CO2 and hydrogen into sustainable fuels. 139576 Thu, 11 Apr 2024 11:21:00 +0200 Nieuws ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Albert Heck https://www.uu.nl/en/news/erc-advanced-grant-awarded-to-albert-heck Distinguished Faculty of Science Professor Albert Heck has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant. The 2.5 million Euro grant enables Heck’s team to develop cutting-edge techniques to gain a fundamentally deeper understanding of our immune system. 139574 Thu, 11 Apr 2024 10:25:00 +0200 Nieuws FSC-certification of tropical forests proves beneficial for gorillas and elephants https://www.uu.nl/en/news/fsc-certification-of-tropical-forests-proves-beneficial-for-gorillas-and-elephants A study by biologist Joeri Zwerts and colleagues reveals the effectiveness of wildlife conservation measures in FSC-certified forests. 139533 Wed, 10 Apr 2024 17:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Ingmar Swart appointed Professor of Experimental Quantum Materials https://www.uu.nl/en/background/ingmar-swart-appointed-professor-of-experimental-quantum-materials In his lab, he constructs materials atom by atom and investigates the electronic properties of these structures. 139469 Mon, 08 Apr 2024 16:48:00 +0200 Nieuws 'To the roots of the matter' part 3: Ronnie’s interacting plants https://www.uu.nl/en/news/to-the-roots-of-the-matter-part-3-ronnies-interacting-plants The visual series 'To the roots of the matter' presents stories from the Utrecht University plant labs. 139461 Mon, 08 Apr 2024 14:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Prestigious award for research with least amount of practical significance withdrawn https://www.uu.nl/en/news/prestigious-award-for-research-with-least-amount-of-practical-significance-withdrawn The award ceremony for the Prof. Allosi Award has been called off following a revelation by the jury: the research was in fact found to have real-world relevance. 139178 Thu, 28 Mar 2024 13:35:00 +0100 Nieuws Lisa Tran selected as Utrecht Young Academy member https://www.uu.nl/en/news/lisa-tran-selected-as-utrecht-young-academy-member The UYA connects young academics from Utrecht University who have obtained their PhD less than eight years ago to exchange critical perspectives on academia, policy, and society. 138999 Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:43:00 +0100 Nieuws KLM Royal Dutch Airlines joins AI & Mobility Lab https://www.uu.nl/en/news/klm-royal-dutch-airlines-joins-ai-mobility-lab KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will collaborate with Utrecht University in the AI Labs in the field of artificial intelligence. 139173 Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Millions in funding for mapping molecular changes in brain associated with brain disorders https://www.uu.nl/en/news/millions-in-funding-for-mapping-molecular-changes-in-brain-associated-with-brain-disorders The Institute for Chemical Neuroscience has been awarded a 23.23 million euro Gravitation grant. Utrecht University professor Maarten Kole is one of the applicants of the project. 139162 Thu, 28 Mar 2024 09:31:00 +0100 Nieuws Gravitation award for FLOW: "We will be able to steer the fates of proteins" https://www.uu.nl/en/news/gravitation-award-for-flow-we-will-be-able-to-steer-the-fates-of-proteins The consortium of researchers will, for the first time, comprehensively chart the supervision of specific proteins within the cell, from cradle to grave. 138975 Mon, 25 Mar 2024 20:18:00 +0100 Nieuws Science professors visit elementary schools https://www.uu.nl/en/news/science-professors-visit-elementary-schools Along with 104 other Professors from Utrecht University, computational biologist Kirsten ten Tusscher and experimental physicist Raimond Snellings visited elementary schools today. 138864 Wed, 20 Mar 2024 16:19:00 +0100 Nieuws Improving the implementation of innovative methods in health technology assessment practice https://www.uu.nl/en/news/improving-the-implementation-of-innovative-methods-in-health-technology-assessment-practice Thanks to Horizon Europe funding, fifteen partners from both science and practice will be collaborating on the SUSTAIN-HTA project over the next four years. 138610 Wed, 20 Mar 2024 10:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Suzanne McGowan appointed Professor of Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics https://www.uu.nl/en/news/suzanne-mcgowan-appointed-professor-of-aquatic-ecosystem-dynamics Utrecht University has appointed Suzanne McGowan as Professor of Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics. McGowan aims to uncover how have water ecosystems been functioning, and how major changes on our planet affect this. 138693 Tue, 19 Mar 2024 13:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Team Living Pasts – Exploring Futures wins UU Team Award 2024 https://www.uu.nl/en/news/team-living-pasts-exploring-futures-wins-uu-team-award-2024 During the OnderwijsFestival, the second yearly UU Team Award was awarded to an educational team. 138499 Tue, 12 Mar 2024 10:53:00 +0100 Nieuws “Empathetic computers can bring people closer” https://www.uu.nl/en/news/empathetic-computers-can-bring-people-closer If a computer learns to better understand human emotions, it could in turn teach humans to be more empathetic and mindful of ‘the other’. An end to loneliness, exclusion and other such woes? In his inaugural lecture, Professor Egon van den Broek outlined a future in which ‘sensitive machines’ bring humans closer together. 138395 Fri, 08 Mar 2024 09:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Women in physics take the spotlight at WomenNetPhysics https://www.uu.nl/en/news/women-in-physics-take-the-spotlight-at-womennetphysics Navigating the world of physics as a woman can be challenging. The conference aims to highlight the strength and diversity of women in physics by connecting women, showcasing role models, and discussing gender inequality. 138398 Fri, 08 Mar 2024 09:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Major DNA changes important in colorectal cancer https://www.uu.nl/en/news/major-dna-changes-important-in-colorectal-cancer A multidisciplinary research team led by professor Sanne Abeln has used AI technology to discover the importance of major changes in the DNA of cancer cells. 138382 Thu, 07 Mar 2024 10:22:00 +0100 Nieuws Chimpanzees are able to learn from their conspecifics what they cannot innovate themselves https://www.uu.nl/en/news/chimpanzees-are-able-to-learn-from-their-conspecifics-what-they-cannot-innovate-themselves A study demonstrates, for the first time, that chimpanzees, like humans, can acquire skills from one another that they cannot innovate themselves. 138152 Wed, 06 Mar 2024 17:00:00 +0100 Nieuws