The Dutch Minister of Education Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, has announced today the six research teams of top scientists from various Dutch universities that have received funding to jointly set up excellent scientific research programs in the coming years. In this new call of the Gravitation program, each consortium will receive 18.8 million euros, overall it is a total amount of 112.8 million euros.
Several members of the FMS Research Center are involved in two of the awarded programs. Prof. Bert Meijer (TU/e) is one of the co-applicants in the program Materials-driven regeneration: Regenerating tissue and organ function with intelligent, life-like materials, chaired by Prof. Carlijn Bouten (TU/e). Also Prof. Jan van Hest and associate professor Patricia Dankers (TU/e), who works together with Prof. Bouten in several collaborative projects, are participating in this program.
For more information follow the links below:
- More than 100 million euros for Dutch top science (NWO press release)
- Building an artificial cell (Radboud University press release)
- Dutch researchers join forces to build synthetic cell (TU Delft press release)
- Zwaartekrachtsubsidie voor programma ‘Materials Driven Regeneration’ (press release TU/e, in Dutch)
- Nieuwe biomaterialen helpen lichaam zichzelf te genezen (Cursor news item, in Dutch)