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Veni award for Jeroen de Baaij

JeroenBreedAward 26 Jul 2017

We proudly announce that dr. Jeroen de Baaij obtained a VENI Grant from the Nederlands organization for health research and development (ZonMW). Jeroen's research proposal 'The magnesium journey through the renal cell: How to get out?' was one of the 24 awarded grants out of 149 submitted grant proposals. In this project, Jeroen will examine the cells that transport magnesium in the kidney. Already for fifteen years, it is known how magnesium enters these kidney cells, but the mechanism of subsequent extrusion to the blood compartment remains elusive. Jeroen proposes that CNNM2 and SLC41A1 are involved in this process. The research proposal is a collaborative effort with Dr. Dominik Müller from the Charité Hospital in Berlin, Germany and Dr. Martin Kolisek from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. 

The VENI grant is part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). 'Veni, vidi, vici' means 'I came, I saw, I conquered'. It is a quotation from a note sent by the famous Roman general Julius Caesar to notify the Senate of his lightning victory over Pontus (in 47 BC). The aim of the NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme is to promote innovation in academic research and to provide encouragement for individual postdoctoral researchers at various stages of their careers. With the VENI grant, Jeroen has the opportunity to develop his own, innovative line of research on magnesium disorders. 

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