RIHS Veni laureates 2016

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The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant of maximum 250,000 euros to 158 researchers who have recently gained their doctorate. With a Veni grant from NWO, highly promising young researchers can further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.

 

 

 

 

Two young RIHS researchers received this prestigious Veni grant:

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Dr Jakko van Ingen (Medical Microbiology)
Emerging mycobacterial diseases
Nontuberculous mycobacteria are emerging causative agents of severe and treatment-refractory infections in the immunocompromised. I propose to build a system to mimic human infections and assess the efficacy of smart combinations of antibiotics against these, and later other, bacteria. The best combinations can then proceed into clinical trials. 

 

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Dr Giesje Nefs (Medical Psychology)
Nocturnal hypoglycemia in diabetes: night- and daymare?
Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) during sleep is common in people with type 1 diabetes. This study will examine psychological predictors of nocturnal hypoglycemia, the consequences for daily life, and the best approach to treating (worries about) very low blood glucose.


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