Vidi grant for seven researchers from Leiden University
Seven researchers from Leiden University have received a Vidi grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO), including Lousie Jawerth from the Faculty of Science. This 800,000-euro grant will enable them to develop their own innovative line of research over the next five years.
Droplets and fibers: the physics of neurodegeneration – Louise Jawerth
To more fully understand and treat neurodegeneration, Jawerth and her team will investigate the mechanisms through which liquid‐like protein phases found in healthy neurons could cause, promote or hinder harmful fibre growth associated with the disease.
The projects of the seven Leiden researchers are outlined here.