9 April 2019

Linda Heskamp received a Rubicon Grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Rubicon program gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.

Project: Imaging muscle function in ALS patients. 
In ALS patients, some muscles are frequently affected and others rarely. Linda wants to understand this by using a new imaging technique to investigate the muscle composition and function of several muscles in ALS patients to gather knowledge for the development of treatments.

Linda is traveling to the United Kingdom, Newcastle University, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre, for 24 months. 

International research experience is for many scientists an important step in their career. Thanks to the Rubicon grant young researchers can do their research at top institutes across the world for a maximum of 24 months. The size of the grant depends on the destination chosen and the length of stay. 

Read also the story of researchers who previously received a Rubicon award here.
 

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