The Top Master Nanoscience students Konstantin Balinin, Dmytro Bederak and Nataliia Sukharevska have been awarded an NWO grant of EUR 27,000 to carry out a project in the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. The student team called “Nanosled” will pursue research dealing with a short peptide from adenovirus that has the remarkable ability to slide over DNA. Based on the sliding peptide, they will develop novel, non-toxic staining reagents for nucleic acids. The research work will be carried out in the laboratories of Prof. Andreas Herrmann and Prof. Antoine van Oijen.
Amina Helmi, a professor of Astronomy specializing in Milky Way dynamics, structure and formation, will receive the Spinoza Prize in October.
The size and shape of dunes varies greatly around the world: in Europe they're tall and narrow, while in the US they're low and wide. A new study has found that this is partly because dunes are constructed by plants with different ‘movement strategies’...
More than 200 researchers and their teams can begin to work on social and scientific issues in close collaboration with public and private parties. This close collaboration will take place in 17 research projects.