• Water is surprisingly ordered at the nanoscale

    Researchers from AMOLF and Swiss EPFL have shown that the surface of minuscule water drops surrounded by a hydrophobic substance such as oil is surprisingly ordered. At room temperature, the …

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  • Druppeltjes nanowater veel sterker geordend dan verwacht

    Het oppervlak van piepkleine waterdruppels, omgeven door een hydrofobe stof zoals olie, is veel sterker geordend dan verwacht. Dat blijkt uit een onderzoek van AMOLF in samenwerking met de Ecole …

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  • Shining Light on Nature’s Raincoat

    The skin of a fungus consists of protein molecules called hydrophobins that together form a protective film. These hydrophobin films show an exceptionally large elasticity and are highly water-repellent, thus …

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  • Konrad Meister selected for 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

    AMOLF Postdoc Konrad Meister has been selected for the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting that will be held from 25 until 30 June, 2017. Once every year, 30–40 Nobel Laureates …

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  • 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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