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Harold MacGillavry awarded Vici grant

Shaping our memories: resolving the nanoscale organization of neuronal synapses in memory circuits

“How does the brain form and store memories for hours, days or even a lifetime? I am very excited that with this Vici project we can study … Read more

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Anna Akhmanova elected as honorary member of the UBV

Anna was presented as the new honorary member of the UBV at the centenary opening of the UBV in the Domkerk. The UBV applauded her contribution to the field of Cell Biology Dynamics and her commitment to teaching of biology … Read more

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Lukas Kapitein elected as EMBO Member

Biophysicist Lukas Kapitein has been elected as a new member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), an international society of leading life sciences researchers. The membership is a lifetime honour and acknowledges Kapitein’s outstanding scientific contributions.

“It is a … Read more

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20.8 million euros for Gravitation project IMAGINE!

In May 2022 the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science awarded a gravitation grant to the IMAGINE! project.

The main applicant for the IMAGINE! project is Anna Akhmanova: “This grant means a lot to me as a cell biologist. It … Read more

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Vidi grants for Agathe Chaigne and Frederik Verweij


Dr. Agathe Chaigne and Dr. Frederik Verweij are amongst the 15 experienced, Utrecht-based researchers awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros by the Dutch Research Council. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set

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Commendation from the Dean for Laurens van Meeteren

It is unusual for a course to score an 8.4 in the evaluations. But the course Molecular Biology has proven that it’s possible, even when you have to teach the course online to more than 450 first-year students.

Faculty of … Read more

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Queen Máxima visits the Biology “MGOT”-practical

Her Majesty Queen Máxima visited Utrecht University on Tuesday, 8 December. The work visit dealt with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education and the welfare of students and lecturers. To get an impression of how education is progressing … Read more

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Lena Will UBV Teacher of the year

Every year the Utrecht Biologist Association (UBV) holds an election for the title: Biology Teacher of the year. This year a large number of students joined the election and most votes went to Lena.

Many students will know Lena from … Read more

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