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AWAY WITH LYMPHOMA! Call for proposals for innovative research on lymphoma

Call for research proposals
The Lymph&Co Foundation intends to fund one or two research projects in 2021.
There will be a two-stage submission procedure for applications: pre-proposals and full proposals. The call is scheduled to open on 29 April 2020. The deadline for submitting the pre-proposals is 14 July 2020...

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Call for proposals for 2 focus areas within the COVID-19 Programme

Call for proposals: COVID-19 Bottom-up Focus area 1 and 2

Research groups can submit proposals for research aimed at the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the measures taken against it. In view of the need to act urgently, the deadline has been set at 14 May 2020. Read the call for proposals

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ZonMw launches research programme on pluripotent stem cells

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This spring will see the launch of ZonMw’s Pluripotent Stem Cells for Inherited Diseases and Embryonic Research (PSIDER) programme, for which the Dutch health ministry has earmarked 35 million euros over the next eight years. Researchers may submit proposals for studies of serious hereditary diseases and the development of alternative human embryo models for research into embryo development. All research projects will consider their ethical and social implications from the outset.

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Computer model helps predict rejection of donor kidneys

Donornier

Sometimes a donor kidney is rejected years after it is transplanted. Researchers at Radboudumc teaching hospital in Nijmegen are developing a computer model that can predict this process, so that those cases can be treated properly. They are working closely with a number of partners in the Netherlands and abroad.

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Co-conspirator cell of aggressive paediatric cancer discovered

Rogier Versteeg

What makes recurrent adrenal tumours in children resistant to chemotherapy? Researchers at Amsterdam UMC have discovered an anomalous doppelganger of the known tumour cell, thanks to a database in which researchers around the world have deposited ‘a huge amount’ of data.

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What is Systems Medicine?

This animationvideo explains everything about Systems Medicine.

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Ninety per cent of NWO and ZonMw’s research publications are open access

At least 9 out of 10 publications in 2021 resulting from research funded by NWO and ZonMw are available as open access. For NWO, this means an increase of 5% compared to last year. For ZonMw-funded research, the increase is 8%. This is according to the Open Access Monitor conducted by CWTS (Centre for Science and Technology Studies) on behalf of NWO (and ZonMw).

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KIC call launched: Safe and healthy food and food systems

In recent years, attention for the role of nutrition in relation to (preventive) human health has increased. This is because healthy food and a healthy lifestyle are said to ensure a longer healthy life and can thus extend the healthy life span.

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Three consortia awarded funding for acceptance and implementation of animal-free models in safety assessment

Within the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA) 'Non-animal models: acceptance and implementation', three consortia will research on the acceptance and implementation of existing animal-free models. A total of about € 2.9mln has been awarded for this research. This programme is a collaboration between the Dutch Ministries of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W), Public Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK), Agriculture,...

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Events

EURECO Conference 2021: Tackling the ‘digital divide’

Persons with disabilities, with care needs or with psychiatric illnesses are particularly affected by the impact of the digital divide in society. The EURECO 2021 conference will focus on approaches to promote the development of equal digital participation for these vulnerable groups as well.

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Online matchmaking event Create2Solve

Do you face challenges in finding an animal-free innovation in research and industry? Sign up for the online matchmaking event on 10 February 2021 at 13:00h CET of Create2Solve by sending an e-mail to mkmd@zonmw.nl.

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