Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Research Department of Genetics
University Medical Center Groningen

Veni grants for Daria Zhernakova and Monique van der Wijst

16 July 2019

Daria Zhernakova and Monique van der Wijst of the department of Genetics of the UMCG have both been awarded a Veni grant of 250.000 euro for scientific research. The Veni grant enables young, talented researchers to develop their ideas further for a period of three years.

Daria Zhernakova

Daria Zhernakova’s research focuses on the question what makes cardiometabolic syndrome different in men versus women. Cardiometabolic diseases are the major cause of death worldwide, yet we still do not know why they are so different in men and in women. This project will identify the genetic, environmental and molecular basis of this sex difference and create a sex-specific risk prediction model for disease incidence.

Monique van der Wijst

Expecting the unexpected through diversity? During aging some cells become more alike, while others become more disparate. This has unclear consequences. Does this prepare cells for the unexpected? Or does it hinder efficient collaboration between cells? Monique van der Wijst will determine the consequences of these changes on immune function during aging.

Veni, together with Vidi and Vici, is part of the Innovational Reseach Incentives Scheme of the NWO, Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Dutch Research Council). The aim of the programme is to give an extra boost to innovative research. The Veni grants are personal grants and awarded by the NOW annually. .

Check out www.NWO for more information .

Last modified:16 July 2019 12.08 p.m.
View this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 11 December 2023

    Join the 'Language and AI' community

    As a part of the Jantina Tammes School, the 'Language and AI' theme is an interdisciplinary initiative that aims to encourage collaboration among academics, PhD candidates, students, and industry representatives who share a keen interest in the...

  • 13 October 2023

    Moniek Tromp appointed Captain of Science of the Top Sector Chemistry

    Prof. Moniek Tromp has been appointed Captain of Science of the Chemistry Top Sector by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. As from 1 July 2023, she succeeded Prof. Bert Weckhuysen from Utrecht University.

  • 12 September 2023

    Art in times of AI

    Leonardo Arriagada Beltran conducted his PhD research on the interface of computer-generated art and the constantly evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He will defend his Phd thesis on 21 September. His research offers valuable insights...