AGEM grants 2018




1.    The AGEM talent development grant (2x)

Grant (75.000€) for exceptionally talented researchers who are in the first 5 years after obtaining a PhD-degree and want to develop their own research line.

2.    The AGEM innovation grant (3x)

Grant (50.000€) for innovative ideas beneficial to the AGEM research institute.


In 2018 AGEM granted 5 research projects:


The AGEM talent development grant:

Charlene Diepenbroek

"Vagal innervation of the pancreas as a target for therapy in diet-induced beta cell failure".

Maartje Singendonk

"Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) vs endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) for the treatment of idiopathic achalasia in children".


The AGEM innovation grant:

Sofieke de Jonge

"Diagnosing chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction with dynamic MRI motility measurements".

Onno Holleboom 

"Introduction of hepatocyte-like cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells to AGEM Institute: a versatile new technique".

Michel van Weeghel

"Tracer-based metabolomics to analyze metabolic flexibility and dynamics".