New grant for CFTR research from the Dutch Patient organization (NCFS)

Ineke Braakman receives €50,000 from the Dutch Cystic Fibrosis Patient organization (NCFS) to research the effect of intragenic modifiers on CFTR biosynthesis. Although CF is caused by a defect in only a single gene, CF patients with the same mutation in CFTR show significant variation in disease progression and response to therapy, such as the … Read more

Grant for Alzheimer’s disease thanks to patient’s funds

From the UU website Cellular protein scientist Stefan Rüdiger has been granted funding by Alzheimer Nederland. He will receive € 200,000 for research on the aggregation of the Tau protein, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. He aims to develop a chaperone-mimetic removal strategy for Tau aggregation. The hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is the death of neurons … Read more

Grant for Huntington’s disease thanks to patient’s funds

From the UU website Stefan Rüdiger is receiving 250,000 euros for research on Huntington’s disease. The grant is exceptional because of its funder: a fund that is run by patients and enables fundamental research to understand and cure the disease. “Just imagine how many doorbells you will have to ring to acquire such an amount … Read more

LIFT beurs voor Bertrand Kleizen (Dutch)

In de afgelopen maand zijn maar liefst negen onderzoeksvoorstellen van Bèta-onderzoekers gehonoreerd. Aan Tzivya Zeev-Ben Mordehai (Scheikunde) en Thomas Grimm (Natuurkunde) is een START-UP Grant toegekend. Kaisa Kajala en Scott Hayes (beiden Biologie) kregen een persoonlijke Marie Curie Grant. Toon de Kroon (Scheikunde) was succesvol in de zeer competitieve ECHO-ronde. Baira Donoeva, Bert Klein Gebbink, Bertrand … Read more

LIFT grant for Peter van der Sluijs

Researchers of the Faculty of Science have benefitted greatly from NWO’s Chemistry Innovation Fund. Both Aletta Kraneveld (Pharmaceutical Sciences) and Peter van der Sluijs (Chemistry) have been awarded a LIFT subsidy, and Andries Meijerink (Chemistry) has received a CHIPP subsidy. They will work with an external firm to conduct research that should lead to innovative … Read more