NWO grant of 17 million awarded to the Netherlands Electron Microscopy Infrastructure (NEMI)

The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Education (NWO) allocates more than 17 million euros grants to the Netherlands Electron Microscopy Infrastructure (NEMI -

Prof. Bram Koster, as scientific director of NeCEN and Head of the Electron Microscopy department of the LUMC, played a central role in this proposal, that was coordinated by prof. Judith Klumperman from Utrecht University.

This grant will reinforce the position of NeCEN as a national centre for high resolution cryoEM within the Institute of Biology Leiden and will make it possible to upgrade the LUMC Electron Microscopy infrastructure to develop even further cryo-electron tomography and cryo CLEM.

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From left to right: Pieter Kruit (TU Delft), Bram Koster (LUMC, NeCEN), Judith Klumperman (UMC Utrecht), Ron Heeren (Maastricht)