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  • The Academy wishes you a healty and inspiring 2022 Dec 22, 2021

    2021 was another eventful year for science and society.

    The Academy has made an effort to keep fuelling the public debate with the latest scientific insights. But we have also been working on issues such as the social safety of scientists and academic freedom.

  • Thyroid organoids: measuring hormonal changes in a dish Dec 17, 2021

    Researchers from the lab of Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute) – in collaboration with the UMC Utrecht, the Utrecht Platform of Organoid Technology (UPORT) and Maastricht University – used organoid technology to grow miniature human thyroids that produce thyroid hormones. These mini-thyroids can be used to model how thyroid hormones are produced and how this is regulated in health and disease. 

  • Iris Sommer selected as Distinguished Lorentz Fellow Dec 15, 2021
    Psychiatrist Iris Sommer of the University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen has been awarded the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship 2022/23 for her research on computational linguistics in psychiatry. During her fellowship, she will try to unravel how automatic language analysis can help recognize and monitor psychotic disorders.
  • Ten new members for The Young Academy Dec 09, 2021

    The Young Academy will soon be welcoming ten new members. They are researchers who work in a variety of disciplines, have been selected for their scientific achievements, and received their doctorates less than ten years ago. In their research, they examine such topics as the early Greek conceptualisation of human nature, the role of AI in development issues, the ‘archaeology’ of our galaxy, and how to create an AI version of a maths teacher.

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