Research Vicis for seeds and deltas

February 26, 2019

Two scientists from Wageningen have each won a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros. Leónie Bentsink is studying the influence of mRNAs on the preservability of seeds, and Ton Hoitink is researching how the loss of a foreshore disrupts the sediment balance in deltas.

The Vici grant, one of the biggest personal scientific awards in the Netherlands, is part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). With the 1.5-million-euro award, the researchers can develop their own line of research in the next five years and create a research group.