The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Prof. dr. Lukas Kapitein a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros.
Long protrusions of neurons, axons, wire our nervous system. Their extreme length is enabled by motor proteins that transport cellular components over microtubules. Disruption of this process can result in disease. This research “Transport in neurons” will use innovative microscopy to map the axonal roads and traffic rules in health and disease.
The Vici grant is a personal grant for outstanding, senior researchers who have successfully demonstrated the ability to develop their own innovative lines of research. More information can be found here.