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  • Ola Wróblewska

    Recipe book for bioplastic from sugar beet

    19-12-2018

    How do you cook a sugar beet to obtain bioplastics? Ola Wróblewska answered this question in her dissertation, with with she earned the first ever doctorate at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials.

  • Kateřina Staňková

    Kateřina Staňková and team win $50.000 to outsmart thyroid cancer

    13-12-2018

    Kateřina Staňková, assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), co-led her team through a great challenge, resulting in a seed grant to advance their strategy to combat thyroid cancer.

  • Technasia partnership agreement

    Maastricht University partners with technical secondary schools in Limburg to strengthen connections

    01-10-2018

    On 1 October, Stichting Technasium and UM signed a partnership agreement with nine science-based secondary education schools in Limburg. 

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    VDMA/Paul Schlack prize

    27-09-2018

    For his groundbreaking work on the implementation of graphene in next-generation textiles, AMIBM postdoc Dr. Benjamin Weise was awarded two PhD prices: At first, the Paul Schlack Man-Made Fiber Award 2018 was dedicated to Dr. Weise during the opening session of the annually held Global Fiber Convention (GFC) in Dornbirn/Austria from September 13-15.

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    New chair position in Venlo: Youth, Food and Health

    30-08-2018

    Several companies and Maastricht University joined forces to develop the new academic chair on Youth, Food and Health at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The appointed professor will spend five years conducting research on healthy eating patterns in young people.

  • ralf peeters

    The art of doing maths

    24-08-2018

    A portrait of Ralf Peeters, professor of Mathematics. Without him, the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, which offers one of UM’s most successful study programmes, would have been swallowed up by another faculty long ago. Not that he’d ever say as much himself. Read on for portrait of a bridge builder, a puzzler, an art lover and, above all, a scientist.

  • Improving cancer patient outcomes via evolutionary game theory

    09-08-2018

    Evolutionary game theory can be utilized to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new study in the August 9th issue of JAMA Oncology.

  • New laboratories and research centres opened on Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

    31-05-2018

    On 31 May, Maastricht University, Brightlands and the Limburg Provincial Government opened new and high-end laboratories on Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. At the same time, two new research centres were launched:  the Food Claims Centre Venlo (FCCV) and the Centre for Healthy Eating & Food Innovation (HEFI).

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    The hybrid researcher

    15-02-2018

    Research that transcends individual disciplines is highly regarded in academia, yet known to be incredibly challenging. Matthijs Cluitmans demonstrates that it is not only possible, but also of great added value. He obtained a joint PhD in 2016 from the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) and the School for Cardiovascular Diseases (CARIM). Before that, he studied both disciplines in Maastricht, and he now works for both institutes as well as at Philips Research.

  • alie de boer

    “Do you believe Rens Kroes?”

    01-02-2018

    Mayonnaise with a blue check mark on the label. Light potato chips. Diet margarine that helps prevent heart attacks. Are these claims even true? And why do people trust Rens Kroes’s lifestyle advice, but don’t trust E-numbers? These are the types of questions that intrigue researcher Alie de Boer.

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