ZonMw Off Road subsidy for Quirijn de Mast
Quirijn de Mast, theme Infectious diseases and Global health, has been awarded a ZonMw Off Road subsidy. With the subsidy van de Mast will investigate whether the flu drug oseltamivir is effective against complications of dengue. Dengue is on of the most important infectious diseases in large parts of Asia and South America.
The ZonMw Off Road subsidy is meant to give young researchers the opportunity to test their groundbreaking hypothesis and to develop this innovative idea into a proof of concept. Applications should be characterized by their high-risk profile and unconventional research methods ('high risk, high gain' projects). Specifically, the research should be fundamental (pilot data are not needed), in the field of (bio)medical of health sciences and concerns the development of technologies for a durable health system.
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