Michiel Vermeulen, theme Cancer development and immune defense, has been awarded a Vici grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Reading the epitranscriptome
Michiel Vermeulen will use his grant to further study the epitranscriptome. Recently it became apparent that RNA modifications play an important role in regulating gene expression in health and disease. In this project, the underlying molecular mechanisms will be studied in great detail during blood cell differentiation. Furthermore, aberrant RNA modification patterns will also be studied in leukemia.
Vici is targeted at outstanding senior researchers who have successfully demonstrated the ability to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to act as coaches for young researchers.
More information NWO-Vici: link
Michiel Vermeulen works at the Faculty of Science of Radboud University and is part of the interfaculty research institute RIMLS.