Category: Grant & Award News

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

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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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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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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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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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