PROJECTS

An overview of all projects
Sciences
Ronald Hanson – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

In the legendary science fiction film Star Trek Captain Kirk is teleported home from far away in the universe by his chief engineer “Scotty”. Physicists, including Ronald Hanson, have been trying to do something vaguely similar. “Quantum teleportation,” is an experiment by which information is transferred without the use of sound, light or any other form of energy. Ronald Hanson is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Serge Dumoulin – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Which nerves connect our senses with our cerebral cortex? How do our brains become conscious of sensory stimuli? And how does that ultimately result in an understanding of what is happening around us? These are the kind of questions that Serge Dumoulin is engaged in, and which put him on the trail of a congenital abacus in our brain. Serge Dumoulin is a Social Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Editor in Chief of Isis
AMMODO ✕ Descartes Centre (Utrecht University)
2014 - 2019

Isis is a publication by the American Association of historians of science, the History of Science Society. The Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, part of the University of Utrecht, is supporting Professor Floris Cohen in the position of editor in chief of Isis for the period 2014 to 2019. Ammodo supports the Descartes Centre to contribute to the compilation and publication of the renowned international science history journal, Isis.

http://tinyurl.com/isisjournal

Cover Isis, March 2016

Sciences
Optimal moisture regime for critically ill children (RSV Project)
AMMODO ✕ AMC Medical Research BV
2015 - 2018

The RSV Project is a multicenter clinical trial which will be conducted among children who have contracted pneumonia due to infection by the RS virus (Respiratory Syncytial virus or RSV) and who therefore need artificial ventilation in a pediatric intensive care unit (pediatric ICU). Through the RSV Project we hope to reach a better understanding of the effects of excessive moisture and oedema in children and to research ideal moisture policies. The intended results of the RSV Project will lead to guidelines for optimal moisture balance for children with RSV pneumonia with the aim of shortening the duration of ventilation and length of stay in the ICU. Ammodo supports the RSV Project in order to optimize the method of treatment of RSV pneumonia.

Sciences
Thijn Brummelkamp – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Thijn Brummelkamp is an energetic, critical and entrepreneurial scientist researching the function of each of the approximately 25,000 genes in the human body. He began by developing a way to turn off each of these genes one by one. Then he invented an even smarter method to do the same with a number of genes at the same time. Thijn Brummelkamp is a Biomedical laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Frank van Tubergen – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Why do we often choose friends and partners with the same ethnic background? What is the impact of this segregation on social opportunities? Why is America’s income inequality much greater than that in Europe? These are the very topical questions that fascinate Frank van Tubergen and for which he seeks scientific and not ideological answers. Frank van Tubergen is a Social Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Chair in Migrationlaw
AMMODO ✕ University of Amsterdam
2013 - 2016

The Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), in cooperation with the Migration Law Foundation, is establishing an endowed chair in Migration Law. The chair will focus on the connections between different jurisdictions, particularly from the perspective of European law. By supporting this initiative Ammodo aims to contribute to scientific research and increasing knowledge on migration law.

uva.nl

Sciences
Arwen Deuss – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Under a thin hard crust planet Earth is a sphere within which liquid rock slowly flows around. But inside the flowing mass a hard globe has been discovered. It was suspected that such a thing existed but the evidence for it was only delivered when Arwen Deuss succeeded in picking up and analysing weak but characteristic seismic waves. Arwen Deuss is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Caroline Klaver – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Eye-diseases are rapidly becoming more significant: there are already more than 300,000 blind and visually impaired people in the Netherlands. Due to the aging population this number will increase explosively in the coming years. Caroline Klaver is a scientific researcher and ophthalmologist, and a driving force behind research into the root causes of some of the most common eye problems. Caroline Klaver is a Biomedical Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Barteld Kooi – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Philosopher Barteld Kooi combines almost impenetrable abstract information science with everyday applications such as card games and the National Science Quiz. His work focuses on transcribing complex information problems into mathematical formulas. Which logical strategy in a game gives the best outcome? And what happens if in addition to logic probability also comes into play? Barteld Kooi is a Humanities laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Ronald Hanson – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

In the legendary science fiction film Star Trek Captain Kirk is teleported home from far away in the universe by his chief engineer “Scotty”. Physicists, including Ronald Hanson, have been trying to do something vaguely similar. “Quantum teleportation,” is an experiment by which information is transferred without the use of sound, light or any other form of energy. Ronald Hanson is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Thijn Brummelkamp – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Thijn Brummelkamp is an energetic, critical and entrepreneurial scientist researching the function of each of the approximately 25,000 genes in the human body. He began by developing a way to turn off each of these genes one by one. Then he invented an even smarter method to do the same with a number of genes at the same time. Thijn Brummelkamp is a Biomedical laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Arwen Deuss – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Under a thin hard crust planet Earth is a sphere within which liquid rock slowly flows around. But inside the flowing mass a hard globe has been discovered. It was suspected that such a thing existed but the evidence for it was only delivered when Arwen Deuss succeeded in picking up and analysing weak but characteristic seismic waves. Arwen Deuss is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Serge Dumoulin – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Which nerves connect our senses with our cerebral cortex? How do our brains become conscious of sensory stimuli? And how does that ultimately result in an understanding of what is happening around us? These are the kind of questions that Serge Dumoulin is engaged in, and which put him on the trail of a congenital abacus in our brain. Serge Dumoulin is a Social Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Frank van Tubergen – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Why do we often choose friends and partners with the same ethnic background? What is the impact of this segregation on social opportunities? Why is America’s income inequality much greater than that in Europe? These are the very topical questions that fascinate Frank van Tubergen and for which he seeks scientific and not ideological answers. Frank van Tubergen is a Social Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Caroline Klaver – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Eye-diseases are rapidly becoming more significant: there are already more than 300,000 blind and visually impaired people in the Netherlands. Due to the aging population this number will increase explosively in the coming years. Caroline Klaver is a scientific researcher and ophthalmologist, and a driving force behind research into the root causes of some of the most common eye problems. Caroline Klaver is a Biomedical Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Editor in Chief of Isis
AMMODO ✕ Descartes Centre (Utrecht University)
2014 - 2019

Isis is a publication by the American Association of historians of science, the History of Science Society. The Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, part of the University of Utrecht, is supporting Professor Floris Cohen in the position of editor in chief of Isis for the period 2014 to 2019. Ammodo supports the Descartes Centre to contribute to the compilation and publication of the renowned international science history journal, Isis.

http://tinyurl.com/isisjournal

Cover Isis, March 2016

Sciences
Chair in Migrationlaw
AMMODO ✕ University of Amsterdam
2013 - 2016

The Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), in cooperation with the Migration Law Foundation, is establishing an endowed chair in Migration Law. The chair will focus on the connections between different jurisdictions, particularly from the perspective of European law. By supporting this initiative Ammodo aims to contribute to scientific research and increasing knowledge on migration law.

uva.nl

Sciences
Barteld Kooi – Laureate 2015
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Philosopher Barteld Kooi combines almost impenetrable abstract information science with everyday applications such as card games and the National Science Quiz. His work focuses on transcribing complex information problems into mathematical formulas. Which logical strategy in a game gives the best outcome? And what happens if in addition to logic probability also comes into play? Barteld Kooi is a Humanities laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Sciences
Optimal moisture regime for critically ill children (RSV Project)
AMMODO ✕ AMC Medical Research BV
2015 - 2018

The RSV Project is a multicenter clinical trial which will be conducted among children who have contracted pneumonia due to infection by the RS virus (Respiratory Syncytial virus or RSV) and who therefore need artificial ventilation in a pediatric intensive care unit (pediatric ICU). Through the RSV Project we hope to reach a better understanding of the effects of excessive moisture and oedema in children and to research ideal moisture policies. The intended results of the RSV Project will lead to guidelines for optimal moisture balance for children with RSV pneumonia with the aim of shortening the duration of ventilation and length of stay in the ICU. Ammodo supports the RSV Project in order to optimize the method of treatment of RSV pneumonia.