Ineke Braakman appointed in board of NWO

Prof. Ineke Braakman, Professor of Cellular Protein Chemistry, will become the chair of the domain Exact and Natural Sciences (ENS) on January 1, 2017 of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). “The current board of NWO is delighted about the new appointments and looks forward to realising a supple and quick transfer in the autumn … Read moreIneke Braakman appointed in board of NWO

Zon-Mw TOP grant for research into the cause of Alzheimer’s

Prof. dr. Casper Hoogenraad (Utrecht University), Dr. Stefan Rüdiger (Utrecht University) and Dr. Ruud Toonen (VU Amsterdam) have jointly been awarded a Zon-Mw TOP grant of 675,000 euros. With this grant, they hope to be able to make a breakthrough in their research into the molecular cause of Alzheimer’s. The composition of their team is … Read moreZon-Mw TOP grant for research into the cause of Alzheimer’s

Clumping proteins disable anti-cancer- network

Insight in derailing cancer cell offers new clues for cancer treatment Scientists at UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University have discovered that genetic changes in the DNA of cancer cells can lead to the formation of small protein aggregates. These aggregates subsequently disable a whole network of tumour-suppressing proteins, thereby causing cancer growth. This new insight … Read moreClumping proteins disable anti-cancer- network

Stichting Muco & Friends schenkt 53.000 euro aan wetenschappers Universiteit Utrecht voor onderzoek naar Cystic Fibrosis (Dutch)

De Zoetermeerse Stichting Muco & Friends heeft vandaag een cheque van 53.000 euro overhandigd aan prof. Ineke Braakman van de Universiteit Utrecht voor haar onderzoek naar Cystic Fibrosis (taaislijmziekte). Cystic Fibrosis is een dodelijke ziekte waarvoor nog geen goede geneesmiddelen bestaan. Muco & Friends zamelt met veel succes geld in voor onderzoek naar Cystic Fibrosis … Read moreStichting Muco & Friends schenkt 53.000 euro aan wetenschappers Universiteit Utrecht voor onderzoek naar Cystic Fibrosis (Dutch)

Bachelor’s and Master’s students publish biochemical research article

Master’s student Dominique Hagemans and Bachelor’s student Ianthe van Belzen are first and second authors of a publication in Frontiers that has been viewed more than 190 times in 3 weeks. Together, they have developed a script that can be used in computer simulations to highlight atoms in large proteins in different colours depending on … Read moreBachelor’s and Master’s students publish biochemical research article