Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Sun, 19 May 2024 22:55:14 +0200 Wed, 08 May 2024 17:00:00 +0200 Roadmap to a carbon-neutral refinery by 2050 https://www.uu.nl/en/news/roadmap-to-a-carbon-neutral-refinery-by-2050 In a highly visionary Nature article, two chemists from Utrecht University present a roadmap in which oil refineries could be reinvented to be completely fossil-free. Processes will be electrified if possible, and raw materials will change to CO2, agricultural and municipal waste. 140308 Wed, 08 May 2024 17:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Bijvoet Medal awarded to Piet Gros https://www.uu.nl/en/news/bijvoet-medal-awarded-to-piet-gros Professor Piet Gros was awarded the Bijvoet Medal at the Bijvoet Symposium 2024. 140323 Mon, 06 May 2024 10:23:00 +0200 Nieuws 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 ERC Advanced Grants for four Utrecht researchers https://www.uu.nl/en/news/erc-advanced-grants-for-four-utrecht-researchers Professors Albert Heck, Petra de Jongh (both Science), Jos Malda (Veterinary Medicine / UMC Utrecht) and Walter Immerzeel (Geosciences) will each receive a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant. 139558 Thu, 11 Apr 2024 12:00:00 +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 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 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 Chemists break barriers and open up super-resolution molecule mass analysis https://www.uu.nl/en/news/chemists-break-barriers-and-open-up-super-resolution-molecule-mass-analysis By modifying and boosting lab equipment, a team of chemists are able to measure individual molecules with unprecedented precision. Their massive resolution upgrading will benefit the fabrication of vaccines and molecular vectors used in gene therapy. 138333 Tue, 05 Mar 2024 15:59:00 +0100 Nieuws Bert Janssen appointed Professor of Structural Cell Biology https://www.uu.nl/en/news/bert-janssen-appointed-professor-of-structural-cell-biology Janssen and his team use and develop techniques to visualize interactions between cells in great detail. 137767 Thu, 15 Feb 2024 09:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Prof. Bert Weckhuysen receives honorary doctorate from Ghent University https://www.uu.nl/en/news/prof-bert-weckhuysen-receives-honorary-doctorate-from-ghent-university The doctorate is a special honour for his exceptional scientific achievements. 137426 Fri, 02 Feb 2024 10:14:00 +0100 Nieuws Christian Kaiser appointed Professor of Biophysical Chemistry of Membranes and Proteins https://www.uu.nl/en/news/christian-kaiser-appointed-professor-of-biophysical-chemistry-of-membranes-and-proteins Utrecht University has appointed Christian Kaiser as professor of Biophysical Chemistry of Membranes and Proteins. Kaiser and his team will explore the way biological proteins are produced, processed and transported in the cell. 136639 Mon, 08 Jan 2024 11:38:00 +0100 Nieuws Utrecht chemists discover mechanism to design more sustainable molecular catalysts https://www.uu.nl/en/news/utrecht-chemists-discover-mechanism-to-design-more-sustainable-molecular-catalysts The new mechanism involves the earth-abundant metal nickel instead of precious metals that are often used as part of molecular catalysts. 136438 Mon, 18 Dec 2023 10:14:00 +0100 Nieuws Rembrandt broke new ground with lead-based impregnation of canvas for The Night Watch https://www.uu.nl/en/news/rembrandt-broke-new-ground-with-lead-based-impregnation-of-canvas-for-the-night-watch The discovery, published today in Science Advances, underlines Rembrandt's inventive way of working, in which he did not shy away from using new techniques. 136412 Fri, 15 Dec 2023 20:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Important antibody in our blood found to carry a surprise https://www.uu.nl/en/news/important-antibody-in-our-blood-found-to-carry-a-surprise Beyond the need for adjustments in biochemistry and immunology textbooks, the new finding also carries implications for therapeutic applications. 136029 Thu, 07 Dec 2023 09:40:00 +0100 Nieuws Sebastian Haben award for open science https://www.uu.nl/en/news/sebastian-haben-award-for-open-science The Chemistry Department is seeking nominations for the Sebastian Haben award for candidates with a passion for open science. 135937 Thu, 30 Nov 2023 11:37:00 +0100 Nieuws Petra de Jongh wins Gilles Holst Medal https://www.uu.nl/en/news/petra-de-jongh-wins-gilles-holst-medal The jury praises her interdisciplinary approach, her tireless quest for knowledge, and the industrial applications that emerge from her research on nanomaterials. 135732 Thu, 23 Nov 2023 11:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Christian Kaiser appointed as professor of Biophysical Chemistry of Membranes and Proteins https://www.uu.nl/en/news/christian-kaiser-appointed-as-professor-of-biophysical-chemistry-of-membranes-and-proteins Christian Kaiser is appointed as professor of Biophysical Chemistry of Membranes and Proteins in the Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research. 134340 Wed, 04 Oct 2023 15:21:00 +0200 Nieuws Revealing the ‘sweet secrets’ of coronavirus cell entry https://www.uu.nl/en/news/revealing-the-sweet-secrets-of-coronavirus-cell-entry Researchers from the Utrecht University have uncovered a sophisticated mechanism by which coronavirus spike proteins can be activated for cell entry. 134332 Wed, 04 Oct 2023 11:49:00 +0200 Nieuws Friedrich Förster new scientific director of the Bijvoet Centre https://www.uu.nl/en/news/friedrich-forster-new-scientific-director-of-the-bijvoet-centre Per September 1, prof. Friedrich Förster has been appointed as the new scientific director of the Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research. 133883 Fri, 22 Sep 2023 20:00:00 +0200 Nieuws