Our work in climate change, forest management, evolution, behavioural science, ecotoxicology, sea level rise, sustainable agriculture, coastal protection, and more continues to attract the attention of local and international media.

Jurgen Haanstra got a project funded in the ZonMw Open Competition

Jurgen Haanstra received a grant of € 750.000,- in the ZonMw Open Competition together with Ruud Brakenhoff from Amsterdam UMC-Cancer Center Amsterdam (A-UMC-CCA). The ZonMw Open […]

Ecology Master’s student Sanne Bethe wins Unilever Research Prize 2022

Ecology Master’s student Sanne Bethe has won the Unilever Research Prize 2022, together with twelve others. She researched the positive influence of the larvae of the […]

Biology talent wins prize

As in previous years, companies, foundations, funds and societies contributed to the Hollandsche Maatschappij Awards for Young Talent. On November 28, these were presented during a […]

Bachelorprogramme Biologie has been awarded the ‘Top Programme’ quality seal

Our bachelorprogramme Biologie is one of only six VU BSc programs that have been awarded the 'Top Programme' quality seal (‘Topopleiding’). The Keuzegids 2023 published this […]

Hans Cornelissen has been presented with the Eminent Ecologist 2022 Award

Hans Cornelissen has been presented with the Eminent Ecologist 2022 Award. This career prize is accompanied by an interview (podcast), a series of blogs and a […]

Awards for the BSc Biology programme of the VU Amsterdam

The Bachelor's degree programme in Biology has been awarded a gold medal, the highest rating, by weekly magazine EW (formerly Elsevier) at EW Best Studies 2022. […]

Termites indulge in hot deadwood dinners

Matty Berg, Hans Cornelissen and Richard van Logtestijn are co-authors of a new Science paper: "Termite sensitivity to temperature affects global wood decay rates" Termites are […]

3M PFAS plant in Antwerpen closed down

Research of the VU E&H department showed in August 2021 that PFOS levels in blood of inhabitants of the village of Zwijndrecht, near Antwerp, Belgium were […]

Proteome constraints shape Lactococcus lactis’ metabolic behaviour

At the13th international symposium on lactic acid bacteria Eunice van Pelt – KleinJan, PhD student in Bas Teusink’s group, won the LABIP poster award for excellent […]