• 2 Vidi grants for AMOLF groupleaders

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded 2 Vidi grants to AMOLF group leaders Ewold Verhagen and Jeroen van Zon. In total, 540 researchers submitted an application and …

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  • MRS 2014 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award for Albert Polman

    AMOLF group leader Albert Polman receives the 2014 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award of the Materials Research Society (MRS) “for the development, application and commercialization of Angle-Resolved Cathodoluminescence Imaging Spectroscopy …

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  • Building the ring to divide them all: septin proteins bundle actin filaments into a ring

    Researchers of the FOM Institute AMOLF and of Marseille and Paris have demonstrated that cells require a protein called septin to build a ring of actin filaments. This ring of …

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  • Single gold nanoparticle acts as a lighthouse

    Researchers at FOM Institute AMOLF have discovered a novel method to create directional beams of light on the nanoscale based on a simple single-element nanoantenna design. The insights from this …

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  • Single gold nanoparticle acts as a lighthouse

    Researchers at FOM Institute AMOLF have discovered a novel method to create directional beams of light on the nanoscale based on a simple single-element nanoantenna design. The insights from this …

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  • Physica prize 2014 for Albert Polman

    AMOLF group leader Albert Polman has been honored with the prestigious Physica prize of the Netherlands Physical Society (NNV). The NNV grants the prize to Albert Polman for his outstanding …

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  • ERC Starting Grant for AMOLF group leader Jeroen van Zon

    AMOLF group leader Jeroen van Zon has received a prestigious ERC Starting Grant. Jeroen van Zon will use his grant to start a research program on the role of stochastic …

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  • Award for bio-art proposal together with AMOLF

    On December 6, 2012, one of the three Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Awards (DA4GA) was granted to a bio-art proposal, Living Mirror, that will be carried out in collaboration …

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  • How does a bacterium pack a 1.5 millimeters long circular chromosome into a cylindrical container of just 2 micrometers long and 1 micrometer wide?

    This is a question that has occupied microbiologists for decades, but like many questions surrounding chromosomes it is difficult to tackle experimentally because of the small size of the bacterium …

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  • A microtubule-based molecular switch determines the orientation of cell divison in plant stem cells

    In order to create an organ like the plant root from a single niche of pluripotent cells, plants must control the orientation of the division plane. If all divisions were transverse …

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