Innovative Training Network Award for Bas Teusink
We are pleased to announce that Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA) Data Science Project Leader, Bas Teusink (VU Systems Bioinformatics), is part of a consortium that managed to obtain a highly competitive MSCA Innovative Training Networks (ITN) funding award. Together with colleagues from academia and the industry from all over Europe, the Teusink group will be involved in the ‘SynCrop’ project.
The Synthetic Circuits for Robust Orthogonal Production project will generate a cohort of well-trained young scientists with inter-disciplinary skills in quantitative biology, cell biophysics, cell engineering and microbial physiology. Scientists with these inter-disciplinary skills are highly needed, but researchers with such a broad spectrum of training are lacking due to the fragmentation of the emerging field of synthetic biology across Europe. The goal of the SynCrop project is to rewire cell regulation into controllable and modular circuitry for the efficient production of food additives.
With this grant, a total of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) can be appointed, of which one will be housed within the group of Teusink.
CWI researcher Peter Boncz has been appointed as one of the 2022 fellows of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
The ADS Thesis Award winners for 2022 are Philipp Sommerhalter and Sarah Kwakkelaar in the BSc category and Krijn Doekemeijer and Julia Sudnik for the MSc category. The winners were announced at the ADS Highlights Event on the 8th of December 2022!
A symposium entitled ‘From Systems and Networks to Complex Cyber Infrastructures’ took place on 9th December 2022 in honor of Cees de Laat (UvA IvI) and Leon Gommans (UvA IvI).