laatste nieuws: onderzoek
Figure 1. RNA molecule Researchers from the TU Delft have discovered that the RNA molecule, a key building block of molecular biology, sometimes reacts differently on forces and torques than the related DNA molecule. Current models of DNA and RNA fail to explain these findings. The results, which are recently published in the scientific journal PNAS, present for the first time a complete picture of how double-stranded RNA responds to forces and torque. Read more
The FOM Valorisation Prize 2014 has been awarded to professor Dave Blank and professor Guus Rijnders, both top researchers at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente. "They are excellent bridge builders between various scientific disciplines, between science and entrepreneurship, and between science and society", says the jury. Dr Mark Beker has received the FOM Valorisation Chapter Prize 2014 for a chapter in his PhD thesis in which he describes the influence of seismic ground movements on gravitational wave detectors. Both prizes will be presented on 20 January 2015 during the Congress Physics@FOM Veldhoven. Read more
Figure 1. Actin fibre Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF and the German Forschungzentrum Jülich have discovered why polymers in a solution become fluid if the solution is stirred. They discovered that the polymer structure changes from an entanglement of spaghetti into aligned layers of hairpin-shaped filaments that can slide past each other. The discovery can help to provide a better understanding of biological processes such as flows in the cells of embryos. The results of the research are published on 9 October 2014 in Nature Communications. Read more
Laatste nieuws: organisatie
Research - calls
- European Joint Transnational Call Graphene: deadline 27 January 2015
- Call for proposals FOM-Projectruimte: continuous
- Valorisation grants for university workgroups: continuous
- FOm/f-grants: continuous
- Proposal new Industrial Partnerships Programmes: continuous

General calls and scientific prizes
- Registration for Physics@FOM 2015: deadline 14 November 2014
- Registration masterclasses Physics@FOM 2015: deadline 14 November 2014
- NTvN award - Write an article about your PhD research: deadline 1 December 2014
- Writing for Natuurkunde.nl and Sciencespace.nl: continuous

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