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  • 'Understanding viral evolution is critical to manage and prevent novel viral emergences and epidemics' Apr 12, 2021

    On 5 March 2021, researchers Ralf Bartenschlager and Sebastian Lequime received the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize and the Beijerinck Premium, respectively. We spoke with the two prize winners and asked how the Beijerinck Prizes will help them in their virological research.

  • Crying human tearglands grown in the lab Mar 16, 2021

    Researchers from the lab of Hans Clevers(Hubrecht Institute)and the UMC Utrecht used organoid technology to grow miniature human tear glands that actually cry. The organoids serve as a model to study how certain cells in the human tear gland produce tearsor fail todo so.

  • ‘Scholarship is divided into branches, and that leads to silos’ Mar 16, 2021

    The NIOD hybrid expert symposium ‘Holocaust and Genocide Studies: Looking Backward, Moving Forward’ will take place on Friday 9 April. It is meant to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies domain at NIOD and the University of Amsterdam, but its significance goes beyond that. Uğur Üngör, senior researcher at NIOD and professor by special appointment at the University of Amsterdam, explains.  

  • Science and the 2021 elections Mar 15, 2021

    The six political parties at the Academy election debate on 17 February were all agreed: more funding is needed for science. However, they couldn't agree on answers to the follow-up questions. How much more money is needed? Who should pay for it? Where should that extra money go?

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