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Young research talents off to foreign top institutes thanks to Rubicon

17 researchers who have recently received their PhDs can do their research at foreign research institutes thanks to a Rubicon grant from NWO. They will investigate, amongst other things, artificial intelligence for improved ultrasonography, Imaging muscle function in ALS patients, Printing living tissue through protective cell coating and new blood vessel formation.

 

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Preventing behavioural problems from changing the child's brain

Research conducted at Erasmus University Rotterdam reveals that a child's brain changes in the event of persistent behavioural problems. Windesheim University of Applied Sciences translates this type of new knowledge into the educational situation.

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From fundamental research to personalised medicine for cancer: ‘We increasingly know which drug works best for which patient.'

Fundamental research formed the basis for the personalised treatment of cancer patients. Thanks to whole gene sequencing, doctors can now treat their patients based on their genetic makeup. That is not only good news for the patient but also medical science, says Edwin Cuppen, director of the Hartwig Medical Foundation. ‘Knowledge about cancer is increasing, and much of that is entering the clinic to improve the treatment of patients’.

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Gender in research fellowship

This Summer, ZonMw and Erasmus MC offer an interesting joint course program on gender, health and research, as part of the Erasmus Summer Programme in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Gender and Health Knowledge Program offers 20 Gender in Research Fellowships for PhD-students and post-doctoral researchers to participate in the program.

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SAVE THE DATE: Evolution or revolution?

Join the discussion about the scientist of 2030. Is it time for a scientific revolution? Society is increasingly critical about the value and function of science. Scientists are heavily dependent on citations and 'impact factors' for recognition of their work, and they feel under huge pressure to perform and publish while at the same time juggling their other academic responsibilities.

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32 scientists to receive NWO Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros 32 leading scientists will each receive 1.5 million

32 leading scientists will each receive 1.5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This Vici grant will enable them to develop an innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years. Vici is one of the largest scientific grants for individuals in the Netherlands and targets advanced researchers.

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New online service desk for Vici applications at ZonMw

NWO and ZonMw opened the 2019 Vici round on 23 January 2019. As in the Veni round of 2019, ZonMw will be using a new system for applications to the Healthhcare Research and Medical Sciences divisiondomain. Known as ‘Mijn ZonMw', it replaces 'ProjectNet'. The procedure for assessing and selecting applications will remain the same.

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Call for proposals: ZonMw Open Competition For renewal in research and collaboration

ZonMw opened its call for proposals for the ZonMw Open Competition. The aim of the ZonMw Open Competition is to create space for excellent, curiosity-driven, groundbreaking science. Research groups of excellent quality can use a grant of €750,000 to renew their line of research and enter into new collaborations.

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National Health Research Infrastructure brings Personalized Medicine closer

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Leone Flikweert, explorer ('kwartiermaker') of Health-RI

The initiative for a national Health Research Infrastructure (Health-RI) is gaining momentum this year. ZonMw interviewed Explorer Leone Flikweert of Health-RI about the importance of Health-RI.

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Presenting the international Programme Committee Microplastics & Health

ZonMw is pleased to present the international Programme Committee Microplastics & Health. The Committee will evaluate the 22 research proposals received in the recent call based on independent review reports and rebuttals from applicants.

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