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Seeing a microtubule-targeting drug in action

Scientists from Utrecht University have succeeded in applying advanced microscopy to visualise the activity of the widely used drug Taxol. Taxol is often used in cancer chemotherapy. A better understanding of the precise action of the drug offers starting points

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Hugo Damstra awarded second place Young Talent Pfizer award

On Monday the 25th of November, Hugo Damstra received the second place Young Talent Pfizer Award in the Life Sciences for his master’s thesis: “Kinesin-4 KIF21B controls centrosome polarization during immunological synapse formation”. The jury acknowledged the scientific quality and

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Laurens van Meeteren nominated for Utrecht University Teaching Talent Award 2018-2019

After a vote amongst biology students the Utrecht Biologists Association (UBV) had selected Laurens van Meeteren as their candidate for the Teaching Talent Award 2018-2019. A jury comprising lecturers and students has now selected Laurens and 3 other teachers for

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“One more BKO within Biology”

Sabrina Oliveira received her BKO (basic teaching qualification) on September 28th at the monthly Biology Borrel. Soon after starting her position as an assistant professor (July 2016), Sabrina followed the course Teaching in Higher Education which enabled her to develop

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Lukas Kapitein appointed Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

The Executive Board has appointed Lukas Kapitein to the position of Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biophysics at the Faculty of Science’s Department of Biology. Kapitein studies the architecture and dynamics of cells, with a particular focus on neurons: how

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Best teacher prize

During the annual “Biology is everywhere” symposium of this year the award (“pluim”) for best teacher of the Biology department was awarded to Laurens van Meeteren. Margot Koster, programme director of the biology bachelor: “The teacher “pluim” of this year

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Spinoza prize for Anna Akhmanova

Anna Akhmanova is one of the recipients of the NWO Spinoza Prize 2018 for her research into the cytoskeleton. Alongside the Stevin Prize, the Spinoza Prize is the highest academic distinction in the Netherlands. Every year, NWO awards this prize

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VIDI Grant for Ginny G. Farías

Ginny G. Farías received a VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This grant of 800,000 euros enables researchers to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group. With this grant,

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