We are delighted to learn that Anouk Rijs, PCCP‘s Deputy Chair of the Editorial Board has been award 1.5 million Euros as a Vici grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
With this grant she aims to unravel and ultimately control the peptide aggregation mechanism. To be able to do this, Anouk will develop a novel experimental 4-dimensional methodology that will probe structure and kinetics in one single experiment.
Anouk says: “I immersed myself in different techniques over the past years, that we now advance and bring together in one-single experiment. With this new technology and light from the infrared laser FELIX, we will be able to unravel the secrets of the aggregation process. With the ultimate goal to slow down or even stop the development of neurodegenerative diseases. This social impact we can have by using new technology and ground breaking science is of course an extra incentive. ”
Find out more from the FELIX laboratory News announcement here: https://www.ru.nl/felix/news-events/news/news-items/nwo-vici-grant-anouk-rijs/