ZonMw Personalized Medicine Grant for Amsterdam UMC researchers

Happy news from ZonMw! A group of researchers from the Amsterdam UMC – location VUmc and GGZ inGeest, led by Femke Lamers and Rick Jansen, have been awarded with a grant of €500.000 from ZonMw, the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, to study personalized care options for persons with immuno-metabolic forms of depression.

Depression is recognized as a major public health burden, but depression treatments are effective in only around two-thirds of patients. One of the likely causes for these low success rates of treatment, is that depression is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ concept, but is rather a collection of different phenotypes, each with specific pathology, each potentially requiring different treatment.