Met spijt delen wij mee dat op 22 mei 2016 op 85-jarige leeftijd onze oud-collega dr. Harry Jacobs is overleden.
Abnormalities in metabolism cause disease in man. Hans Aerts aims to translate the outcome of fundamental biochemical investigations on glycosphingolipids and their metabolizing enzymes to improved diagnosis and rational therapies for inherited lysosomal disorders, neuro-degenerative disease and metabolic syndrome.
Researchers at Leiden University have made a breakthrough in the study of the hereditary Pompe disease. Together with colleagues in York, they have developed a molecule that binds to the enzyme that is key to the progress of the disease. The findings have been published in ACS Central Science.
Als groente en fruit rijp worden, komt het gas etheen vrij. Etheen beïnvloedt ook de snelheid van de rijping. Chemicus Tom van Dijkman onderzocht hoe kleine en goedkope sensoren gemaakt kunnen worden om etheenconcentraties te meten tijdens het transport. Promotie op 12 mei 2016.
A paper by Manuel Kolb on water adsorption on stepped platinum surfaces, in collaboration with the group of Dan Killelea at Layola University in Chicago, features on the cover of Physical Review Letters.
Researchers from Leiden University, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Technical University of Munich have boosted the efficiency of water electrolysis. They located a layer of copper atoms near the surface of conventional platinum electrodes.
NWO has awarded a prestigious VICI grant to Remus Dame. With this grant he will strengthen his research programme on dynamic organization of the bacterial genome. Specifically, he will investigate the molecular mechanisms that drive changes in genome organization in response to environmental cues, the effect of these changes on specific environmentally regulated genes and the resulting physiological response.
A paper by Manuel Kolb on the adsorption of water on the stepped Pt(533) surface features on the cover of PCCP:
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