- René Bernards and Wil Roebroeks to receive Academy's lifetime achievement award06-05-2013
- The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has named René Bernards and Wil Roebroeks as the recipients of this year?s Academy Professor Prizes.
- Research on ecosystems of the future has started23-04-2013
- What will happen when a plant moves to higher latitudes driven by climate change, potentially leaving behind friends and foes? Will it outcompete local plants, will originally interacting species become re-united, or do we get novel communities and ecosystems?
- New insight into how the brain functions in Alzheimer patients17-04-2013
- Like our bodies, our brains have their own waste disposal system. Until recently, it was thought that one of the brain?s key waste disposal systems did not function properly in Alzheimer?s patients, allowing mutant proteins to accumulate in the brain.
- New orange mould to bear future Dutch king's name 11-04-2013
- Researchers at the Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS-KNAW) have named a recently discovered orange-coloured mould, Penicillium vanoranjei, after His Royal Highness Willem- Alexander, the Prince of Orange, who is to ascend to the throne of the Netherlands when his mother, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, abdicates at the end of April.
- Six promising researchers to meet 37 Nobel laureates in June26-03-2013
- Seven young researchers from the Netherlands will be meeting 37 Nobel laureates this summer during the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. This year?s meetings will focus on chemistry.
- International experts conclude: Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) is 'excellent'25-03-2013
- An international committee of experts has rated the research quality of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) as 'excellent' - the highest score possible. The committee praised NIOO?s valuable long-term research, the consistent high quality across all ecological disciplines, and the way in which ecological knowledge is made available to science and society.
- Transparent, traceable and verifiable: guidelines for assessing the quality of social science research19-03-2013
- The Dutch State Secretary for Education, Sander Dekker, will take receipt today of an advisory report concerning quality assessment in the social sciences. The report provides guidelines for assessing the quality of research in a manner that allows for the enormous diversity of quality cultures in the social sciences.
- Royal Academy awards Beijerinck Virology Prizes08-03-2013
- The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences will award the Beijerinck Virology Prize this afternoon to French virologist Felix Rey of the Institut Pasteur. The prize, a monetary award of EUR 35,000, is intended for an internationally acclaimed researcher. Stan Brouns of the Laboratory of Microbiology at Wageningen University will receive the Beijerinck Premium (EUR 25,000), intended for young, outstanding
- Hans Clevers wins prestigious new science prize20-02-2013
- KNAW president Hans Clevers is one of the winners of the new Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. The prize rewards excellence in medical research. Eleven winners will each receive USD 3 million. The prize was established by some of the most successful entrepreneurs of recent decades, who regard it as the Nobel Prize of the 21st century.
- Open Call for NIAS Fellowship Applications 2014/1504-02-2013
- The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) is now opening the annual call for fellowship applications. This is an opportunity for those who wish to spend a period of time during the academic year 2014/15 to conduct research as a part of the NIAS community.
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