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  • Five Academy members awarded the highest distinction in Dutch Science Jun 15, 2018

    Academy members Anna Akhmanova, Marileen Dogterom, Carsten de Dreu and John van der Oost receive the NWO Spinoza Prize; Beatrice de Graaf receives the NWO Stevin Prize. The Spinoza and the Stevin Prizes are the highest awards in Dutch science. Each laureate will receive 2.5 million euros, which they can spend on scientific research and activities related to knowledge utilisation.

  • Gene therapy restores skilled hand function in rats with spinal cord injury Jun 15, 2018

    Researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and King’s College London have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy. This is published on 14 June 2018 in Brain.

  • The Young Academy publishes guide for foreign researchers Jun 02, 2018

    The Young Academy has produced a guide for foreign researchers who would like to work in the Netherlands. A Beginner's Guide to Dutch Academia discusses Dutch attitudes to work, employment contracts and the structure of academia in the Netherlands, with its universities and research organisations. The first copy of the guide was presented to the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, on Saturday 2 June 2018. 

  • NWO awards Vidi grants worth € 800,000 to Marvin Tanenbaum, Aleksandra Badura and Merel Keijzer Jun 01, 2018

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) today announced the names of the  researchers who have been awarded a Vidi grant under the 2017 round. Among the 86 Vidi laureates are three Academy researchers: Marvin Tanenbaum of the Hubrecht Institute, Aleksandra Badura of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, and Young Academy member Merel Keijzer.

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