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News 2014

Recent top publications of the Hubrecht Institute

An overview of recent articles and reviews in journals with an impact factor >19 can be found here.

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Prestigious ERC starting grant for Dr. Elzo de Wit

17 December 2014 | The European Research Council has announced the 2014 starting grant awardees.
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Cancer genes contribute to congenital disorders

15 December 2014 | In the latest issue of Cell Reports researchers at the UMC Utrecht and Hubrecht Institute describe that cancer genes may also be responsible for the development of congenital disorders.
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A bone to pick with zebrafish: chemistry and genetics of osteogenesis

25 November 2014 | Today Eirinn Mackay defended his thesis at the Utrecht University.
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Endothelial cell specification – crossroads in vascular development

20 November 2014 | Today Dorien Hermkens defended her thesis at the Utrecht University.
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Cell biology of stress: cytoplasmic rearrangements and signaling events

20 November 2014 | Today Margarita Zacharogianni defended her thesis at the Utrecht University.
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Mechanisms of crosstalk between phosphorylation and ubiquitylation in the regulation of cell proliferation

18 November 2014 | Today Sara D’Annibale defended her thesis at the Utrecht University.
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Putting crystals in place- the regulation of bio-mineralization in zebrafish

17 November 2014 | Today Alexander Apschner defended his thesis at the Utrecht University
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JFK-gala 2014: great party, awesome speech & spectaculair cheque!

13 November 2014 | Last Saturday, the 8th of November, the Hubrecht Institute was the charitable goal of the JFK-gala for the second time in a row.
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Organoid technology Clevers group National Icon 2014!

6 November 2014 | Ministry of Economic Affairs announces 4 National Icons.
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Dazlin’ pluripotent stem cells

6 November 2014 | Today Maaike Welling defended her thesis at the Utrecht University
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Cell intrinsic modulation of Wnt signaling controls neuroblast migration in C. elegans

31 October 2014 | A publication in Developmental Cell for the Korswagen group!
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Uncovering Wnt signaling mechanisms in control of cell migration in C. elegans

29 October 2014 | Today Remco Mentink defended his thesis at the Utrecht University.
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Tomo-seq: a 3D atlas of gene expression patterns

23 October 2014 | Discovery of a new technique to visualise gene expression patterns of all genes in an embryo simultaneously.
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Noonan and LEOPARD syndrome in zebrafish: molecular mechanisms and cardiac development

15 October 2014 | Today Jeroen Paardekooper Overman and Monica Bonetti defended their joint thesis at Leiden University.
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Discovery of a novel heart and gut disease

5 October 2014 | The genetic mutation involved would date back to 12th century Vikings as described in a Nature Genetics article.
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Genetic control of left/right asymmetry in C. elegans neuroblast migration

22 September 2014 | Today Teije Middelkoop defended his thesis at the Utrecht University.
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Nature Biotechnology article describes new Dutch technology that improves DNA sequencing

17 August 2014 | Nature Biotechnology article describes new Dutch technology that improves DNA sequencing.
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Veni awarded to two researchers of the Hubrecht Institute

29 July 2014 | Dr. Inha Heo and Dr. Norman Sachs received a Veni-grant for their research. 
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Outstanding Achievement Award for Eva van Rooij

16 July 2014 | The ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science has awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award to Eva van Rooij.
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Exploring functional elements and genomic variation in the noncoding genome

2 July 2014 | Today Sebastiaan van Heesch defended his thesis at the Utrecht University.
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First pile for new laboratory building drilled

22 May 2014 | Today the first pile for the new Hubrecht laboratory building has been drilled. The building activities can be followed on the special building news page.
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3 Hubrecht groups part of 2014 Leducq networks

22 May 2014 | The Fondation Leducq has announced the 2014 Transnational Network of Excellence (TNE) grants.
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Alexander van Oudenaarden member of Royal Academy

21 May 2014 | The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has announced its new members.
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Generating therapeutic cell types from stem cells

19 May 2014 | Vidi award for stem cell differentiation.
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US National Academy of Sciences elects Hans Clevers

30 April 2014 | Hans Clevers has been elected foreign associate at the US National Academy of Sciences. He also received the Albert Struyvenberg Medal by the European Society for Clinical Investigators.
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Understanding the noise in single cell RNA sequencing

20 April 2014 | 20 April 2014 | In Nature Methods the van Oudenaarden lab presents a new method for quantification of gene expression variability across single cells.
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Genomic resources for the flatworm model organism Macrostomum lignano

15 April 2014 | Today Daniil Simanov defended his theses at the Utrecht University.
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New technique for cell sorting

30 March 2014 | In an article published in Nature Methods the Van Oudenaarden group describes a quantitative technique for sorting cells based on endogenous RNA abundance.
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Identification of a new inhibitor of Wnt signaling

18 March 2014 | In a recent article in Science Signaling, that is featured as a podcast, Dr. Rik Korswagen and colleagues describe a new negative regulator of the Wnt signaling pathway.
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Massachusetts General Hospital Award in Cancer Research for Hans Clevers

14 March 2014 | The faculty of MGH Cancer Center awarded their yearly prize in cancer research to Hans Clevers.
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Caught on camera: stem cells in action

16 February 2014 | Dr. Jacco van Rheenen and collegues caught stem cell behavior on tape.
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Vici award for Edwin Cuppen

27 January 2014 | NWO announced that Prof. Edwin Cuppen has been awarded a Vici for his project "Solving the genomic jigsaw: causes and consequences of complex genomic structural variations".
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The challenge of identifying substrates of SCF ubiquitin ligases

21 January 2014 | Today Roberto Magliozzi defended his thesis at the Utrecht University.
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The making and breaking of cell-cell junctions

16 January 2014 | Today Floor Twiss defended her thesis at the Utrecht University.
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ERC Consolidator Grant for Eva van Rooij

14 January 2014 | The European Research Council has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Dr. Eva van Rooij.
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New insights into the production of Wnt, an essential communication protein

13 January 2014 | Today Reinoud de Groot defended his thesis at the Utrecht University.
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