Yingying Cong (Reggiori group) awarded a NWO Veni grant

17 December 2021

The Dutch Research Council NWO has awarded 89 highly promising young scientists (including Yingying Cong from our department BSCS, from Fulvio Reggiori group)  from the ENW and ZonMw domain a Veni grant worth up to 280,000 euros. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.

The Veni laureates will conduct research on a variety of subjects such as slowing Parkinson through exercise or the physical nature of radio bursts. The Veni will also be employed to investigate global warming and the relation between the aging of the brain and insomnia.


In Domain Science – research project Yingying Cong

Fighting coronavirus outbreaks

Coronaviruses are a recurring threat to human health and the farming industry, and new epidemics will inevitably emerge. This project aims at identifying and characterizing compounds that block the conserved mechanism of viral replication in coronaviruses. The ultimate goal of this project is to provide anti-coronaviral compounds to fight future coronavirus outbreaks.

See NWO announcement  and more detailed NWO Veni grant page


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