Vici is a funding instrument from the Talent Scheme. Several senior researchers at Erasmus University Rotterdam have been awarded this grant and given the opportunity to build up their own research group, often in anticipation of a tenured professorship.
Vici grants in 2020
Vici grants of previous years
Overview of the two researchers who won a Vici grant in 2019:
Dr Marleen de Bruijne is developing computer techniques to discover new patterns in large collections of medical imaging data related to diseases such as stroke and lung disease. This will help predict the patient’s risk of developing a disease, leading to better, more personalised treatment and perhaps even disease prevention.
DNA damage impedes transcription. This can result in severe cellular dysfunction and accelerated aging. Dr ir Jurgen Marteijn will use an innovative microscopic analysis method to study effects of DNA damage on transcription in living cells. Combined with advanced protein analysis, the scientists will study how cells cope with transcription-blocking DNA damage.
In 2018, Dr Gijs van Soest received a grant of 1,5 million euros to study arteriosclerosis. with the Vici grant, Van Soest wants to study biochemical traces, to learn how we can prevent cerebral and cardiac infarcts.
Overview of the researcher who won a Vici grant in 2017:
Prof.dr. Henning Tiemeier (Erasmus MC) has been awarded a Vici grant for his research on adolescent depression: one and a half million euros to develop his own innovative research line for the next five years.