Dr Cong was recently awarded a VENI grant in the NWO's prestigious Talent Scheme (domain Science), which allows promising early career researchers to develop their ideas performing independent research. Dr Cong, a former postdoc at the UMCG, will join GRIP's research group Drug Design to perform her research on Fighting coronavirus outbreaks.
Coronaviruses are a recurring threat to human health and the farming industry, and new epidemics will inevitably emerge. This project aims to identify and characterize compounds that block the conserved mechanism of viral replication in coronaviruses. The ultimate goal of this project is to provide anti-coronaviral compounds to fight future coronavirus outbreaks.
See NWO announcement and more detailed NWO Veni grant page
Last week, Ben Feringa and Anouk Lubbe presented the first copy of their book Alledaagse Moleculen (Everyday Molecules) to minister Robbert Dijkgraaf. The richly illustrated book offers an accessible overview of 180 substances in our daily lives....
Dr Annette Scheepstra of the UG Arctic Centre, part of the Faculty of Arts, is about to conduct research into tourism in Antarctica and how tourists can become Antarctic ambassadors. She has been granted €1 million in funding by the Dutch Research...
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
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