NWO Vici grant for John van Noort


John van Noort (LION) has been awarded an NWO Vici subsidy of 1.5 million euros to continue his research in chromatin dynamics in single genes. The grant also enables Van Noort to appoint PhD candidates.

"Our DNA is folded within the cell in a compact structure," John van Noort explains. "In our research, we will unravel the structure of a single gene with nano-precision and we will examine the influence of this gene on the activity of genes that are sensitive to hormones." For more information on the research of the John van Noort group, click here.

Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Vici is one of the personal forms of funding offered by NWO every year to boost scientific talent. It is an incentive for the Vici researcher themselves as well as creating many opportunities for young researchers to work in these newly established research groups. The researchers are free to choose the subject of their research. Vici is part of NWO's Innovational Research Incentives Scheme, that also includes Veni and Vidi awards. The aim of this scheme is to offers researchers at different stages in their career the opportunity to carry out pioneering research.