Dr T. (Tomasz) Ahrends, Nederlands Kanker Instituut, -> VS, The Rockefeller University, Department of Mucosal Immunology, 24 maanden
The intestines host as many neurons as the spinal cord and more immune cells than all other compartments together. The researcher will study whether intestinal infections can trigger neuro-immunological memory that will protect the host from subsequent microbial insults.
MSc. R. E. (Riccardo) Mezzadra, Nederlands Kanker Instituut -> VS,- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center- 24 maanden
The immune system can recognize and attack tumors. Here we will explore strategies to increase the antitumoral potential of the immune system in pancreatic cancer by studying the mechanism and biological impact of inducing tumor cells senescence by cancer-targeting drugs.
The Rubicon program is intended to give young, promising scientists the opportunity to acquire international research experience. A total of 17 science talents received Rubicon funding. The fields of research include the survival of the first world language, combatting cancer through the immune system, the effectiveness of psychotherapy on people with specific disorders and research into materials inspired by nature.
The Rubicon grant makes it possible for these young researchers to do their research at top institutions such as Harvard University and Stanford. Experience abroad is an important career step for many scientists. With a Rubicon grant, scientists can conduct research at a foreign research institution for up to 24 months. The amount of financing depends on the chosen destination and the duration of the stay. NWO can finance around 60 young researchers each year within Rubicon (for a total amount of seven million euros, divided over three rounds). The grants relate to the first financing round of 2018. 81 researchers submitted an application for Rubicon. The total acceptance rate is 21%.
Number of (admissible) applications: 81
Distribution male/female on application: 34 female / 47 male
Acceptance rate: 21%
Acceptance rate female: 14,7%
Acceptance rate male: 25,5%
11 researchers are going to the United States
2 researchers are going to the United Kingdom
2 researchers are going to Germany
1 researcher is going to Australia
1 researcher is going to Switzerland