Gert Salentijn was awarded a VENI grant for his research "Tuning the test to the target".
When it comes to food safety or clinical testing, measuring is key. Ideally, you can perform such measurements anywhere by yourself. But would you know what to measure, and how? The researcher will develop ‘smart’ test strips that auto-tune to the tested sample, to obtain a reliable result.
The Veni grants are awarded annually by the NWO to outstanding researchers who have just finished their PhDs. They are selected on the basis of the following criteria: quality of the researcher, innovative character of their research, expected scientific impact and possibilities for knowledge validation.
A total of 1151 researchers submitted research proposals to the NWO. 166 of them were awarded a grant.