Three young University of Groningen scientists are set to begin conducting research abroad, funded by prestigious Rubicon grants awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Among them is Marnix Medema, who studies the substances made by bacteria and fungi. These can be used in antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs. By sampling as wide a range of chemical, genetic and ecological diversity as possible with a computer, Medema wants to track down new medicines in the biochemical universe.
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M-grants are usually up to EUR 350,000 and intended for innovative, high quality, fundamental research and / or studies involving matters of scientific urgency.
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The grant is for her project ‘Decoding the functional diversity of the yeast killer toxicome by CRISPRi in the multi-drug resistant fungal pathogen Candida glabrata’.
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