Vici grant

Vici Grant 2017

Vici Grant

Dr G. (Gijs) van Soest

Erasmus MC, Department of Cardiology

Biochemical tracking in atherosclerosis
Dr Gijs van Soest will be engaging in biochemical ‘tracking’ with his Vici grant. Heart and brain attacks are often caused by the rupture of an atheromatous plaque in the artery wall. It is very difficult to predict where and when this will occur. Van Soest is developing a method that makes it possible to flag the instability of such plaques at an early stage, enabling timely intervention – with targeted medication, for example.