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University Medical Center Groningen

Highlights of 2017

  • Nearly €19 million from NWO for the development and study of “organs-on-chips”, miniature organs for research purposes more
  • Two NWO-VIDI grants -for Iris Jonkers and Sasha Zhernakova more
  • Eurocat Netherlands shares in €7 million subsidy for research into congenital anomalies in Europe more
  • Cisca Wijmenga appointed to hold new Lodewijk Sandkuijl chair, University of Groningen meer

Highlights of 2016

  • Pilot study offering preconception genetic screening to 100 couples wanting to start a family more
  • 5GPM (Five genes per minute) : Rapid diagnostic whole genome sequencing for critically ill newborns offers unique possibility to test all known disease genes simultaneously more
  • ERC Starting grant for Dr. Alexandra (Sasha) Zhernakova to study “ The role of the virome in shaping the gut ecosystem during the first year of life” more
  • NWO-VIDI grant for Dr. Morris Swertz to work on "Scalable 'big data' methods towards personalized genome diagnostics" more
  • Prof. Lude Franke was appointed a member of The Young Academy of the KNAW, a platform for top young scientists in the Netherlands
  • 2016 was a top year for major papers: on the microbiome in Science (more), on genes and immunity in Nature Medicine (more), and on big data being used to unravel disease processes in Nature Medicine (more)
Last modified:03 January 2018 2.46 p.m.