Academy Medal for Robert-Jan Smits
Mar 20, 2017
Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation – European Commission, will receive the 2016 Academy Medal, awarded every other year by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of science in the Netherlands. The award will be presented in Amsterdam on Monday 29 May 2017.
Academy appoints Marileen Dogterom to Board
Mar 20, 2017
On 1 June 2017, Marileen Dogterom, Professor of Bionanoscience at Delft University of Technology and Professor of Atomic and Molecular Physics at Leiden University, will join the Academy Board. Her four-year appointment is for one day a week. Dogterom succeeds Ben Feringa, who has served his term on the board.
Art of Neuroscience 2017
Mar 16, 2017
The competition is open for submissions, deadline 15 May 2017. The Art of Neuroscience is is an international competition open to scientists and artists worldwide.
Micro-organisms will help African farmers
Mar 14, 2017
Sorghum is the fifth most important cereal in the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, many farmers rely on this grain for food and feed. But Striga, a parasitic weed, can have a devastating impact on crop yield. With an 8-million-dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, an international team will now explore the potential of soil microbes to offer crop protection. The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) is coordinating this 5-year project.