Vici grant for Ingrid Meulenbelt

Vici Ingrid

 

Ingrid Meulenbelt (LUMC) was nominated by the Dutch Society for Scientific Research (NWO) to receive a prestigious Vici-grant of 1.5 million euros for her research of osteoarthritis (OA).

The project will investigate the biological basis of the most important molecular differences in joint tissues of OA patients. Subsequently, differences will be mimicked in vitro to search for efficient OA treatment options. "What we want to accomplish in the end is to be able to diagnose the OA-subtype at an early stage and apply a fitting treatment", says Ingrid (source: LUMC).

For more information about the research of Ingrid Meulenbelt: click here.

Suggested Readings

 

fluorescent_cellWe humans, and especially biologists, are intrigued by the beauty of nature. Be it the view from a mountain by sunset or the molecular structure of a snowflake. On the web one can find pages full of wonderful and artistic pictures. It would be interesting to meet the first fully engaged researcher who has never experienced that breath-taking moment when contemplating the result of an ultimate experiment.

Now recently on Nature blog a comentary was published by Barbara Kiser on 'Finding the Art of Research' which appeared somehow different. Scientist from different fields were encouraged to visualize their study in an artistic way. The 'Research as Art' competition is, as Barbara states, "less about the stunning picture, and more about the story. It’s about what goes on behind the research; what it means to be a researcher." An interesting comentary to check-out.

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