Up to now neurotoxicity is only considered relevant within human toxicology studies. Little effort is made to assess the impact of neurotoxic substances on the environment although it is clear that the impacts are just as dramatic.
Wouter Halfwerk and colleagues investigate how city life has altered the signalling behaviour of male túngara frogs.
Successful university graduates with autism often find it difficult to access graduate employment. To bridge the employment gap, the Athena Institute of the Vrije Universiteit participates in the project Improving employability of autistic graduates in Europe (IMAGE), which hopes to find effective solutions for this problem.
s part of its Ecology master programme, the VU offers the International Master of Biodiversity Ecology and Evolution (IMABEE). The first students now receive their diploma after having spent a full exchange year in Amsterdam.
ARTIS director Rembrandt Sutorius and Professor Holger Lill, head of the department of Molecular Cell Biology at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, signed a declaration of intent on Tuesday 6 November to expand their partnership. The more intensive collaboration offers new possibilities for research and supports the introduction of the public with microbiology.
The Executive Board of the VU has appointed Koen Hindriks as Professor on ‘Artificial Intelligence’ at the Computer Science department, as of 1 October 2018.
The Faculty of Science has an unique achievement to celebrate: seven researchers affiliated with departments in ‘Triple E’ (EEE: Earth, Environment and Ecology) are on the 2018 global list of Highly Cited Researchers.
The tenth NWO Physics Valorisation Prize, worth 250,000 euros, will go to Davide Iannuzzi, professor of Experimental Physics at VU.
This medal was established by the Natural Hazards Division to recognise interdisciplinary research in natural hazards by active scientists.
Until now, the tundra was mainly the domain of low-growing plants, but larger plant species, especially shrubs, are slowly taking over this cold environment as a result of a rise in temperature. It also seems that taller tundra plants could accelerate climate change.
The quality of the conversation about science - traditionally the task of journalists and universities - is increasingly difficult to monitor due to digitization and democratization.
An international team of scientists, among who is VU climate researcher Dim Coumou, made an overview of recent studies into stagnant and therefore extreme summer weather.
The Executive Board of the VU appointed Aura Timen as endowed professor to the chair of ‘Responses to communicable diseases in global health’, starting 1 June 2018.
VU researchers Marta Pelay-Gimeno, Sven Hennig and Professor Tom Grossmann (AIMMS) publish their new method to stabilize enzymes to increase their tolerance towards thermal and chemical stress in the scientific journal Angewandte Chemie.
An international consortium including AIMMS researchers Holger Lill and Dirk Bald investigated how a newly approved anti-tuberculosis drug can kill tuberculosis bacteria.