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  • STRIP-1 test robot developed for SARS-CoV-2 testing Jan 27, 2021

    The Hubrecht Institute and Genmab have developed a new robot, the STRIP-1 – test robot, that can process up to 20,000 samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing per 24 hours. This makes the STRIP-1 much faster than all other systems used to date. On Wednesday the 27th of January, Minister Hugo de Jonge from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, visited the robot at the PAMM medical microbiology laboratory in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. 

  • Beijerinck Virology Prize for research on hepatitis C and Beijerinck Premium for research on viral evolution Jan 26, 2021

    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences  has awarded Ralf Bartenschlager the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize for his efforts to combat hepatitis C. He will receive the €35,000 prize and a medal at the Dutch Annual Virology Symposium on 5 March 2021. Virologist Sebastian Lequime will receive the Beijerinck Premium (€ 25,000) for young virologists at the same event.

  • Academy appoints new Director General Jan 12, 2021

    The Academy Board has appointed Wilma de Koning as Director General of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). She succeeds Mieke Zaanen, who will be retiring on 1 July 2021. Wilma de Koning is currently the Vice-President of Radboud University’s Executive Board.

  • Knowledge-based! The Academy's major aims for the coming years Jan 06, 2021

    Every four years, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences ('the Academy') sets out its priorities in a Strategic Agenda. In that document, it focuses on its various tasks: those of an outstanding learned society and meeting place for researchers from all disciplines, those of an advisor to the Dutch government, and those of a research organisation made up of research institutes that are of national and international importance.

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