Edwin van der Pol: Intercept 1000-fold more minuscule messengers in blood to improve diagnosis
Dept. Biomedical Engineering & Physics
Blood contains small messengers. These messengers contain relevant information, which are useful for early diagnosis of diseases such as cancer. These messengers, however, are hidden within the blood, which hampers their detection. To detect a sufficient number of messengers, a much faster search is essential. Therefore, in project 1E3 researchers will develop new technologies to detect these messengers 1,000-fold faster than currently possible. These ultrafast technologies will provide clinicians with a new source of information, thereby enabling earlier diagnosis of disease.
About the Vidi grant
Vidi is a funding instrument in the NWO Talent Programme. It allows researchers who have already spent several years doing postdoctoral research to develop their own innovative line of research, and to appoint one or more researchers for this. This year, NWO has awarded 101 experienced researchers a Vidi grant, of which 6 went to Amsterdam UMC researchers.