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Veni, Vidi and Vici grants awarded to the University of Groningen in 2022

Grants awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, Innovational Research Incentives Scheme).

Vici awards

Jan-Willem Romeijn

Prof. Jan-Willem Romeijn
Prof. Jan-Willem Romeijn

The research for which Prof. Romeijn been awarded the Vici award is entitled 'Gold rush in the data mine.' Psychiatry and psychology make increasing use of data science methods. This project investigates these methods by using insights from the philosophy of science. The research is innovative in that it combines a mathematical understanding of the methods with knowledge of a scientific context in which these methods are applied, namely psychopathology.
Read the magazine article about Jan-Willem Romeijn and his research

Steven Hoekstra

Prof. Steven Hoekstra
Prof. Steven Hoekstra

Prof. Hoekstra 's research carries the title 'Searching for missing antimatter with trapped molecules.' By performing a precision measurement on a cloud of molecules, captured and held by electric fields, we can test the Standard Model of particle physics. This is needed because it fails to explain how we (and all the matter around us) have emerged from the Big Bang.
Read more on Steven Hoekstra's research

Karina Caputi

Prof. Karina Caputi
Prof. Karina Caputi

The research project of Prof. Caputi has been named 'The First Steps of Galaxies.' This Project will investigate the first steps of galaxy evolution as it has never been possible before, with the largest space telescope ever built: the James Webb Space Telescope.

An unfinished symphony: incomplete DNA replication as a therapeutic target in cancer

Prof. Marcel van Vugt
Prof. Marcel van Vugt

Prof. M.A.T.M. (Marcel) van Vugt (UMCG)

Cancer cells often initiate cell division before their DNA has been fully copied. Intriguingly, specialized DNA repair pathways resolve these problems, while cells undergo mitosis. This project will investigate these molecular mechanisms and explore how to target them as a potential therapeutic approach for hard-to-treat cancers.

Eary diagnosis and targeted treatment of the onset of childhood asthma

Prof. Gerard Koppelman
Prof. Gerard Koppelman

Prof. G.H. (Gerard) Koppelman (UMCG)

Asthma often starts in the first years of life, yet current methods do not allow for the diagnosis or treatment of asthma at such a young age. This project aims to diagnose asthma using DNA tests on nasal cells. Treatment of asthma inception will be targeted to airway cells involved in asthma inception.

Vidi Awards


Veni Awards

How to manage multiple team memberships

Van de Brake

Dr Joost van de Brake

Many people work in multiple teams at the same time. Yet we know surprisingly little about the consequences of this work practice for employee wellbeing and performance. The proposed project examines why and when working in multiple teams has positive or negative effects. In doing so, I will not only look at the total number of teams in which a person is active, but also examine how these teams differ from each other.

The Real Effects of Non-Conventional Monetary Policy: A New Portfolio Channel

Te Kaat

Dr Daniel te Kaat

Following the global financial crisis, various central banks expanded their set of non-conventional monetary policy instruments. The academic literature studying the impact of these instruments on the real economy mainly focuses on the transmission via increased credit supply. However, to what extent and through which channels do these instruments affect economies with declining credit volumes, as in the case of the euro area post-2008? To answer this question, the proposed research studies unconventional monetary policy transmission outside the credit market through a household portfolio rebalancing channel

Beyond black boxes and biases: Using simple and transparent algorithms to accomplish fair and valid assessment in organizations


Dr Susan Niessen

Information derived from psychological assessments is often interpreted intuitively, which results in suboptimal and biased decisions. I investigate if the use of simple, transparent algorithms results in more valid and fairer assessment. This project advances insights into test use by investigating how such algorithms can best be designed and used.

The bright side of life: understanding the origins of optimism


Dr Charlotte Vrijen

Optimists are physically and mentally healthier and happier than pessimists. Where do individual differences in optimism come from? I investigate to what extent and how parents transmit their optimism to offspring. My studies increase understanding on the origins of optimism and may inform research on how to raise optimistic children.

Exposure Analytics: molecular evidence of daily-life chemical exposures


Dr Frank Klont

Humans are exposed to numerous chemicals every day, for example through our food, environment, and potential medical treatments. Exposures are typically studied using questionnaires thereby relying on how well we remember past exposures. This project aims to provide molecular evidence of exposures to better study their impact on health and disease.

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