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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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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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