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  • Diana Suhardiman appointed KITLV director Jun 17, 2021

    Diana Suhardiman, expert on land and water governance and Research Group Leader at the International Water Management Institute, has been appointed director of the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies effective 1 January 2022. KITLV is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr Suhardiman succeeds Gert Oostindie, who became the institute’s director in 2001 and who is retiring at the end of this year.

  • Academy Institutes Research Fund awards funding for fifth time Jun 17, 2021

    Seven new research projects have been awarded a grant from the Academy Institutes Research Fund. These include projects on recording brain activity, the development of family structures in the twentieth century, visual memory of war and mass violence, making research data more readily available, the adaptability of plants and animals in the city, tracing types of cancer and making historical sources digitally available.

  • Winner Art of Neuroscience Jun 11, 2021

    The eleventh edition of the Art of Neuroscience competition is won by Yas Crawford, an associate of the Royal Photographic Society and independent artist. With her artwork ‘Cognition IX’, Crawford looks at neurological interoception in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E) patients. The winner was chosen by a jury out of 293 entries from over 20 countries.

  • STRIP-1 test robot receives prestigious Prix Galien Excellence COVID-19 Award May 27, 2021

    The STRIP-1 test robot, developed by the Hubrecht Institute and biotechnology company Genmab, received the prestigious Excellence COVID-19 Award during the online ceremony of the Prix Galien Awards on 18 May 2021. The test robot processes up to 20.000 samples per 24 hours for testing for SARS-CoV-2 and was officially put into operation in January 2021. 

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