Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Sun, 19 May 2024 16:03:22 +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 Exposome: how your health is determined by your environment https://www.uu.nl/en/news/exposome-how-your-health-is-determined-by-your-environment If it is about your health, you tend to mostly look at your genetic makeup. But three-quarters of your health is determined by environmental factors. How does that work? 140394 Tue, 07 May 2024 19:58:00 +0200 Nieuws Research meets sightseeing: reviewing thousands of papers in Utrecht’s historical gems https://www.uu.nl/en/news/research-meets-sightseeing-reviewing-thousands-of-papers-in-utrechts-historical-gems Researchers will train AI-models to identify publications relevant to the IMPROVE project, which seeks to improve how healthcare utilizes patient-generated health data. 140330 Tue, 07 May 2024 12:00:00 +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 Yay, the UU Alumnus of the Year is a teacher! https://www.uu.nl/en/news/yay-the-uu-alumnus-of-the-year-is-a-teacher We spoke to Sabine Corazon Oudt, UU alumnus and maths teacher, about her career, dreams and ambitions. 140225 Wed, 01 May 2024 16:28:00 +0200 Nieuws Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have unique and complex autoantibody patterns https://www.uu.nl/en/news/patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-have-unique-and-complex-autoantibody-patterns Patients with rheumatoid arthritis all have a unique and diverse set of antibodies that are involved in the development of the disease. Researchers unveiled the complexity of these antibodies using powerful lab tools and challenge current therapeutic approaches. 140058 Wed, 01 May 2024 09:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Spin-off Utrecht University eases administrative burden of healthcare professionals https://www.uu.nl/en/news/spin-off-utrecht-university-eases-administrative-burden-of-healthcare-professionals Verticai specializes in pioneering software solutions, based on speech recognition and AI language models, designed to significantly reduce the administrative responsibilities confronting healthcare providers. 140057 Tue, 30 Apr 2024 15:25:00 +0200 Nieuws Residual waste from mushroom cultivation removes pollutants from water https://www.uu.nl/en/news/residual-waste-from-mushroom-cultivation-removes-pollutants-from-water Mushroom substrate effectively decreases concentrations of pesticides and drugs in contaminated water. 140134 Tue, 30 Apr 2024 09:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Utrecht leads research on misinformation and deepfakes https://www.uu.nl/en/background/utrecht-leads-research-on-misinformation-and-deepfakes With the arrival of Federica Russo at Utrecht University, the coordination of the European SOLARIS project has also come under Utrecht's control. 140059 Thu, 25 Apr 2024 11:24:00 +0200 Nieuws First experimental proof for brain-like computer with water and salt https://www.uu.nl/en/news/first-experimental-proof-for-brain-like-computer-with-water-and-salt Theoretical physicists at Utrecht University, together with experimental physicists at Sogang University in South Korea, have succeeded in building an artificial synapse with water and salt. 139943 Wed, 24 Apr 2024 11:08:00 +0200 Nieuws “Music is not an extra, it's a basic necessity” https://www.uu.nl/en/news/music-is-not-an-extra-its-a-basic-necessity Music and computer science are the two passions of Anja Volk. By connecting these two fields, the professor of Music Information Computing hopes to unlock the fundamental role of music in our lives. 139923 Mon, 22 Apr 2024 15:19:00 +0200 Nieuws NWO grants for AI research on privacy-preserving cancer studies and virtual harassment https://www.uu.nl/en/news/nwo-grants-for-ai-research-on-privacy-preserving-cancer-studies-and-virtual-harassment Twee projecten van Utrechtse onderzoekers krijgen een subsidie vanuit het Nationaal Groeifonds-programma AINed. 139814 Thu, 18 Apr 2024 16:07:00 +0200 Nieuws Pathways to Change: Academic Engagement on Sustainability https://www.uu.nl/en/news/pathways-to-change-academic-engagement-on-sustainability Short account of a Pathways to Sustainability meeting held at Sonnenborgh Observatory, with several project pitches about increasing your impact as an academic. 139632 Mon, 15 Apr 2024 14:02:00 +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 "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 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 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