- 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.
- Descartes-Huygens Prize for 2012 presented to cell biologists Graça Raposo and Harry Heijnen28-01-2013
- On Monday 28 January 2013, cell biologists Graça Raposo and Harry Heijnen took receipt of the Descartes-Huygens Prize for 2012. Hans Clevers, President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Pierre Ménat, French Ambassador to the Netherlands, presented the awards.
- Liver tissue can be grown from stem cells28-01-2013
- Individual liver stem cells can grow into liver tissue. This cultured tissue can repair liver damage in lab animals.
- Deeper sleep sign of stronger connections in brain16-01-2013
- Why does one person sleep soundly while another is a light sleeper? Scientists have long understood that the quality of sleep differs dramatically from one person to the next, but the brain mechanisms underlying these differences are little known. Now researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have revealed some of the forces at play in the latest issue of the authoritative Journal of Neuroscience.
- Descartes-Huygens Prize for 2012 awarded to cell biologists Graça Raposo and Harry Heijnen 18-12-2012
- Graça Raposo and Harry Heijnen will receive the Descartes-Huygens Prize on 28 January 2013. They have been awarded the prize for their outstanding research and their contribution to Franco-Dutch relations. The Descartes-Huygens Prize (EUR 23,000 each) is intended to cover the cost of their research residence in the Netherlands and France respectively.
- Sixteen Chinese and Dutch researchers talk about collaboration11-12-2012
- How do researchers manage to collaborate across national borders and language barriers? That is one of the many questions addressed in the booklet 'Based on Science, Built on Trust', published by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Sixteen researchers from the Netherlands and China tell us how they have spent the past few years ? and some cases, the past few decades ? working together.
- Henkjan Honing is awarded the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship 2013/14 11-12-2012
- Henkjan Honing, Professor of Music Cognition from the University of Amsterdam, wins the fifth Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship. Honing will explore what insights cognitive science and biology can provide on the origins of music and musicality. This will also be the topic of his interdisciplinary workshop at the Lorentz Center with the title Does Music Matter? Cognition, Biology, and the Origins of Music/ality.
- Netherlands Institute for Ecology wins 2012 Golden Pyramid 26-11-2012
- On 24 November, Jet Bussemaker, the Minister for Education, Culture and Science, presented the 2012 Golden Pyramid [Gouden Piramide] to the Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO-KNAW).
- Modern study of cuneiform script awarded De la Court Prize for unpaid research26-11-2012
- Bram Jagersma will receive the 2013 De la Court Prize from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences for his innovative study of Sumerian, one of the oldest written languages. The prize, a monetary award of EUR 7500, is awarded for unpaid, independent research.
- Academy appoints new IISG and Huygens Institute directors23-11-2012
- The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has appointed Henk Wals as the new director of the International Institute of Social History (ISSG-KNAW). Lex Heerma van Voss will replace him as the director of the Huygens Institute for Netherlands History.
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