14 January 2020

Former RIMLS researcher Sami Mohammed, theme Renal disorders, 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. Sami is now working at the Maastricht University. 

Sami is traveling to the United States, Joslin Diabetes Center, Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology section, for 18 months. 

About his project: 
Beta pods are specially made implants to transplant insulin producing beta cells for type 1 diabetes. The aim of this project is to investigate the effectiveness of the beta pod in maintaining the balance of blood sugar values during a preclinical study.

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. 
 

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