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Dr Inge Zuhorn awarded a VICI grant! Drug delivery with nanoparticles: size matters, but shape matters more

16 April 2021

Dr. I.S. Zuhorn, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen

Vici Grant for 2 UMCG researchers

Jingyuan Fu (Genetics/Pediatrics) and Inge Zuhorn (Biomedical Engineering) have been awarded a Vici grant of € 1.5 million from the Netherlands Organsation for Scientific Research (NWO). With this Vici grant they can develop an innovative line of research over the next five years.

Dr. Inge Zuhorn is doing research on drug delivery with nanoparticles. She will use the Vici grant to develop nanoparticles for drug delivery to the brain.

Nanoparticles show promise for treatment of brain diseases. To successfully deliver drugs to the brain, distinct nanoparticle sizes and shapes are required at different stages of the drug delivery process. To this end, this project generates shape-shifting nanoparticles that change their size and shape during their travel to the brain.

Last modified:16 April 2021 4.43 p.m.

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