Joppe Hovius has been awarded a Vidi grant by the Dutch Research Council NWO.

NWO has awarded 81 experienced researchers a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years.


More and more people get Lyme disease. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine to prevent the disease. By researching tick saliva and the immune response of humans to ticks, the scientists want to develop a vaccine against ticks to prevent Lyme disease in both Europe and America.