Twelve research projects will soon start with innovative research lines and new collaborations between various research groups in the first round of the ZonMw Open Competition. Amongst other things, these projects will work on improving immune therapies against cancer, the role of genes in ageing processes, and anxiety disorders and insomnia.
The projects will jointly receive more than nine million euros from this first round of the programme ZonMw Open Competition. This programme aims to create opportunities for outstanding curiosity-driven (groundbreaking) research. The funding enables excellent research groups to renew their research lines that contribute to health research. Another important requirement is that they realise new collaborations between different research groups.
Three of the twelve research groups have also requested funding within their projects for investments in infrastructure, such as scientifically innovative equipment. From 20 February onwards, funding in the programme ZonMw Open Competition can once again be applied for.
Project team: prof. S.M.A. (Sita) Bierma-Zeinstra (Erasmus MC), prof. J. (Jaap) Harlaar (TU Delft) and dr E.H.G. (Edwin) Oei (Erasmus MC).
Project team: prof. B. (Ben) Berkhout (Amsterdam UMC Location AMC), dr A.O. (Alexander) Pasternak and dr J. (Jeroen) den Dunnen (Amsterdam UMC Location AMC)
Project team: prof. R.M. (Raymond) Schiffelers (UMC Utrecht), dr A.T. (Titia) Lely (UMC Utrecht) and prof. G.J. (Gustav) Strijkers (Amsterdam UMC).
Project team: prof. M.P.J. (Menno) de Winther (Amsterdam UMC) and prof. M. (Michiel) Vermeulen (Radboud University Nijmegen).
Project team: prof. L.H. (Leo) Heunks (Amsterdam UMC Location VUmc), dr J.T. (Tim) Marcus (Amsterdam UMC Location VUmc), prof. H.G. (Henk) Granzier (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ) and prof. A.N. (Aart) Nederveen (Amsterdam UMC Location AMC).
Project team: dr D. (Derk) ten Berge (Erasmus MC), dr N.C. (Nicolas) Rivron (Austrian Academy of Science) and dr E.B. (Esther) Baart (Erasmus MC).
Project team: prof. L.W. (Leendert) Hamoen (University of Amsterdam) and dr J.C.N. (Jerome) Collemare (Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute).
Project team: prof. E. (Eugene) Berezikov (University Medical Center Groningen), prof. E.A.A. (Ellen) Nollen and prof. C.F. (Cor) Calkhoven (University Medical Center Groningen).
Project team: dr M.M. (Marijke) Faas (University Medical Center Groningen), dr S. (Sam) Schoenmakers and prof. R.P.M. (Régine) Steegers-Theunissen (Erasmus MC).
Project team: prof. I.J.M. (Jolanda) de Vries (Radboud University Medical Center), prof. G. (Geert) van den Bogaart (University of Groningen), dr S.I. (Sander) van Kasteren (Leiden University), dr G. (Gerty) Schreibelt (Radboud University Medical Center) and dr M. (Martijn) Verdoes (Radboud University Medical Center).
Project team: prof. S.E. (Sophia) Kramer (VU University medical center), dr A.A. (Adriana) Zekveld (VU University medical center ) and prof. J.C.N. (Eco) de Geus (VU University).
Project team: prof. E.J.W. (Eus) van Someren (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience) and prof. M. (Merel) Kindt (University of Amsterdam)