Vidi grant for Dr. Geert van den Bogaart

Project: Activation of the immune system.

Certain white blood cells (dendritic cells) activate T cells by presenting them fragments of pathogens or tumor cells. The VIDI project will address the cellular pathways that lead to pathogen presentation, with the aim to identify targets allowing for more efficient activation of the immune system. These insights could lead to new treatments of cancer and other (immune-related) diseases.

Vidi is part of Innovational Research Incentives Scheme from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Vidi is aimed at outstanding researchers who have carried out their doctorates and several years of successful research