Dimitra Micha receives grant for research on Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Dimitra Micha (VUmc), coordinator of VUmc's expertise centre for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), has been awarded a grant of € 400.000 for further research on OI, also known as Brittle Bone disease. The grant was awarded by the Horstingstuit foundation, and Dimitra will, together with Gerard Pals, investigate medicines that can stimulate collagen production as meaningful therapy for OI, as well as the mechanism by which known and new genetic defects lead to bone fragility in OI patients.