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Results: 1 - 20 of 35
  • 6 Dec 2018
    UvA biologists discover important regulator of tomato hairs

    Tomato plants protect themselves against herbivorous insects with the help of tiny hairs. A team of biologists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), supervised by dr. Rob Schuurink, in collaboration with Rijk ...

  • 19 Nov 2018
    Biologists find potential Achilles heel of infamous banana fungus

    Banana farming is threatened worldwide by the dreaded Fusarium wilt disease. The disease results from a fungus that causes banana plants to wither and die. A study led by professor Martijn Rep of the University of ...

  • 26 Sep 2018
    Physics2Market grant for promising research to improve cold-stress tolerance of plants

    UvA researchers have found a way to improve the plant's resilience to low temperature stress. The first results are promising and the agricultural sector has already expressed its interest. For the further ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Differences in DNA modifications are sufficient for hybrid vigour

    It was thought for a long time that hybrid vigour - the phenomenon that the offspring of two different parents perform better for a given trait than the parents - is only the result of genetic differences between ...

  • 5 Dec 2017
    IBED, Amsterdam Green Campus and municipality of Amsterdam sign collaboration agreement

    The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Amsterdam Green Campus and the municipality of Amsterdam signed a collaboration agreement. The agreement confirms the shared intention to develop new knowledge ...

  • 29 Sep 2017
    UvA psychobiologists unravel the science of waiting in NS StationsLab

    From 4 through 8 October, in connection with the Science Weekend (Weekend van de Wetenschap), the IJ hall of Amsterdam Central Station will be transformed into a pop-up laboratory: the NS StationsLab. Led by Tonny ...

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Funding for high tech potato cultivation

    A programme for potato cultivation, in which the group of UvA-SILS researcher Timo Breit participates, has been awarded a funding of 1.5 million euros by OPZuid and the Province Zeeland. The funding is meant for the ...

  • 17 Aug 2017
    Predicting transcriptional enhancers in the maize genome

    An international team of moleculair biologists and bio-informatics scientists succeeded in the genome wide identification of transcriptional enhancers in the maize genome. With this study, an important step is taken ...

  • 8 Aug 2017
    Succulents to improve air quality

    This summer, succulents planted on the roof of an Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) building, the Benno Premselahuis, are going to filter out particulate matter in the polluted Wibautstraat. The 50 ...

  • 27 Jul 2017
    Shedding light on protein interaction networks in a developing organism

    Researchers succeeded for the first time in mapping protein-protein interactions in living developing plant roots. The findings of the international team of the department of Plant Developmental Biology at Wageningen ...

  • 18 Jul 2017
    ECHO grant for heat and salt stress in plants

    Researcher Teun Munnik (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences) receives an NWO ECHO Grant for his research into proteins involved in heat- and osmotic stress signalling in plants.

  • 11 Jul 2017
    UvA and Enza Zaden start joint research project

    On 7 July Joep Lambalk, Research director of the international vegetable-breeding company Enza Zaden, and Marten Smidt, director of the UvA Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, signed a term sheet, which provides ...

  • 30 Jun 2017
    Flowers actively communicate with environment

    An international team of researchers, which includes Robert Schuurink from the University of Amsterdam, has discovered that flowers actively transfer molecules in the air to attract pollinators like bees and moths.

  • 21 Jun 2017
    Phytohormones form species-distinct defence

    Dr Frank Takken and Dr Di Xiaotang from the Molecular Plant Pathology group recently published in the homonymously named journal on the roles of phytohormones in plant defence upon pathogen attack. They show that the ...

  • 20 Jun 2017
    Vacuolino; a new type of vacuole discovered in petal cells

    Researchers from the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (UvA) and the Universities of Lecce and Perugia have discovered a new organelle in plant cells. The so-called vacuolino is a tiny type of vacuole involved ...

  • 20 Jun 2017
    How to become a copper tolerance champion

    Yanbang Li, Kees Spelt, Mattijs Bliek, Francesca Quattrocchio, Ronald Koes and Henk Schat (Plant Development and Epi-Genetics ) and Qianqian Zhang (Plant Cell Biology) published a paper in New Phytologist addressing ...

  • 30 May 2017
    Biologists find missing link for the ‘safe’ signal in plants

    Plant biologists Guido Van den Ackerveken and colleagues from the Utrecht University and Rob Schuurink and Michel de Vries from the University of Amsterdam have now discovered how the plant metabolises jasmonic acid, ...

  • 21 Feb 2017
    Harro Bouwmeester appointed professor of Plant Hormone Biology

    Harro Bouwmeester has been appointed professor of Plant Hormone Biology at the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences (UvA).

  • 9 Jan 2017
    ERC Consolidator Grant for Christa Testerink

    The European Research Council has awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant to UvA researcher Christa Testerink.

  • 14 Dec 2016
    Protein uptake mechanism that sabotages plant immune system explained

    A new step has been taken in the ongoing battle between pathogens and plant breeders. UvA researchers Frank Takken, Xiaotang Di and Harrold van den Burg of the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences have discovered ...