Have faith in fundamental researchers


Because you can’t build anything without a foundation

How is it possible that every cell in your body has the same DNA, yet they behave differently? We are nowhere near a complete understanding our biology, Fred van Leeuwen knows. During his inaugural lecture on September 23 he commends the funding of researchers who follow their curiosity. "We place too much emphasis on the social relevance of research. But that’s not a good development, because you can only build towards applications when you have a solid foundation."

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