• Cum laude defense Carien Groot

    On January 13th Carien Groot successfully defended her PhD thesis Dynamics of water interacting with biomolecules at the University of Amsterdam. She obtained the cum laude degree for her doctorate …

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  • How do hydrophobins work at the water surface?

    Hydrophobins are a group of highly surface-active proteins that are produced by fungi. They are known for their unique functions related to interfaces. Hydrophobins largely reduce the surface tension of …

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  • Veni grants for Scott Waitukaitus & Andrew Musser

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded Veni grants to the AMOLF researchers Scott Waitukaitus and Andrew Musser. In total 158 researchers received a Veni grant with a maximum …

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  • Proteins absorb water before unfolding

    Proteins perform specific biological functions for which they strongly depend on their three-dimensional structure that results from the folding of the polypeptide chain. The mechanisms by which proteins fold and …

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  • No clear winner when it comes to antifreeze protein efficiency

    Ever since biologist Arthur DeVries discovered antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fish in the 1960’s, researchers have tried to unravel the mystery behind these remarkable proteins. Thanks to the proteins in …

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  • ERC Advanced Research Grants for Huib Bakker and Albert Polman

    AMOLF director Huib Bakker and program leader Albert Polman both received an Advanced Research Grant of 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC). The European Research Council uses …

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  • Huib Bakker appointed as new director of FOM Institute AMOLF

    Huib Bakker has been appointed as director of FOM Institute AMOLF starting on February 1st, 2016. He succeeds AMOLF director Vinod Subramaniam, who became Rector of VU University on September …

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  • Observation of quantum molecular motions at work in next-generation solar cells

    Researchers from AMOLF, Cambridge, Lund and Kiel have revealed that molecular vibrations drive the process known as singlet fission. Singlet fission potentially allows to double the charge carrier generation in …

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  • Huib Bakker interim director of AMOLF

    Huib Bakker has been appointed as interim director of AMOLF as of September 1st 2015. Bakker knows AMOLF well; he carried out his doctorate research at AMOLF and since 2003 …

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  • Huib Bakker elected as KNAW member

    AMOLF group leader Huib Bakker has been elected as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Today, the Academy announced the election of 16 new …

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