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  • Descartes-Huygens Prize for research into frangrances and evolution of living species Nov 19, 2020

    French physicist Halima Mouhib, who studies the sense of smell, and Dutch evolutionary ecologist Rampal Etienne, who explores the relationship between evolution and plant, animal and bacterial species, have been awarded the 2020 Descartes Huygens Prize for their outstanding work and their contribution to Franco-Dutch research cooperation.

  • KITLV presents research into the colonial and slavery past of Rotterdam Nov 19, 2020

    Over the past two years, the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW) has conducted research into Rotterdam's colonial and slavery past on behalf of the city council. This research resulted in three books that were presented on Saturday 31 October 2020.

  • Researchers develop virus live stream to study virus infection Nov 16, 2020

    Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute and Utrecht University developed an advanced technique that makes it possible to monitor a virus infection live. The researchers from the groups of Marvin Tanenbaum and Frank van Kuppeveld expect that the technique can be used to study a wide variety of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for the current pandemic.

  • KNAW Early Career Award for twelve young researchers Nov 10, 2020

    Twelve young researchers, three from each of Academy's four domains, are to receive a KNAW Early Career Award. The award, consisting of €15,000 and a work of art, is intended for researchers in the Netherlands who are at the start of their careers and have original and innovative research ideas. The KNAW Early Career Award is being presented this year for the second time. 

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