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:


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. 



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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