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...
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
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.
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.
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.
An app that allows you to make video calls super easy, even if someone doesn’t have digital skills or suffers from forgetfulness or dementia. With this solution the 123familie app won the Dutch JAIN challenge on April 28th. This bi-annual challenge called for solutions based on artificial intelligence, which improve the quality of life and independence of people with dementia and their environment. And which could reduce the workload for...
Two Dutch research groups and industry will jointly develop animal-free innovations via the ZonMw call Create2Solve. Over the next five years, the projects will focus on a 3D model of human brain cells and a better test method for potentially toxic substances. The projects will contribute to limiting the use of laboratory animals in both industry and science.
Which patients with cardiovascular diseases run the risk of a (new) heart attack, heart failure or stroke? What is the optimum personalised treatment? On 15 April, cardiologist Prof. Folkert Asselbergs (University Medical Center Utrecht) received the ZonMw Pearl for a data collection that contributes to answering these questions and for developing a self-management platform.
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ZonMw has several programmes related to this topic.