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System Microbiology


02 December 22015
Filipe Branco dos Santos“We work together because we want to; together, we produce good science. This is not an institutionalised collaboration that was forced upon is, this really is bottom-up.” Filipe Branco dos Santos was part of Bas Teusink’s Systems Bioinformatics group at the VU Amsterdam institute IBI, or Centre for Integrative Bioinformatics VU, between 2008 and 2013. Read more

Amsterdam Water Science


09 November 2015
Pim de VoogtThe water in and around Amsterdam – that's the focus of the new Amsterdam Water Science consortium (AWS), that will be officially launched at the AWS symposium on November 25th and 26th. ‘In AWS, existing lines of research pursued by both universities are given a visible form,’ says Pim de Voogt, Professor of Chemical-Biological Interactions in Aquatic Ecosystems. Read more

Systems Biology research group


15 September 2015
Hans WesterhoffThey’ve been working together for a good ten years: systems biologists at Science Park and the Zuidas campus. The VU researchers work in the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences department of Molecular Cell Biology, while their UvA colleagues work at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS). The research group is headed by Hans Westerhoff. Read more

Earth Surface Science


24 March 2015
Wilfred Roling highlightChemicals in drugs end up in our waste water and in the environment. Fortunately, some microorganisms may be able to break down these harmful substances. Exactly how these bacteria do this is being jointly investigated by the Earth Surface Science subgroup at the University of Amsterdam and by the Molecular Cell Physiology subgroup at VU University Amsterdam. Read more

Bacterial Cell Biology


20 February 2015
Joen Luirink highlightVU University’s Dr Joen Luirink studies processes in bacterial cell envelopes. One of his projects focuses on a protein complex that plays a crucial role in the division of bacteria. Cell division is also the focus of the Bacterial Cell Biology research programme at the University of Amsterdam. Together, the researchers are working to shed light on this mechanism at the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences. Read more

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