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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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, … Read more
Speed of thought at nanoscale
Billions of nerve cells in the brain rapidly and efficiently process information by an electrical insulation material called myelin. A multidisciplinary research team will examine at nanoscopic detail whether myelin speeds signals like in coaxial … Read more
Casper Hoogenraad and Feline Lindhout received 3R Stimulus funding to set-up an animal-free neurobiological model system at the Cell Biology department of Utrecht University.
The 3R Stimulus Fund supports ideas resulting in replacing, reducing or refining experiments on laboratory animals.… Read more