This year, five of our PIs were successful in obtaining FWO funding for their research project.
- Lynette Lim's team obtained 542K to study the assembly and diversity of long-distance inhibitory neuronal circuits in the brain.
- The lab of Stein Aerts was awarded 635K to construct a gene regulatory fly cell atlas through single-cell multi-omics and deep learning.
- Sandrine Da Cruz and her team receive 487K to analyze the role of the RNA-binding protein FUS - associated to ALS - in local, axonal translation
- Matthew Holt's team was granted 645K for a collaborative project together with Lutgarde Arckens lab (KU Leuven) to study the contribution of astrocytes in experience-dependent cortical plasticity.
Lastly, the lab of Pierre Vanderhaeghen also obtained 540K to study human neuronal development in health and disease.
All projects will start on Jan 1st 2021 and will run for a period of 4 years.