Wilma van de Berg and René Musters from AO|2M have been awarded a ZonMw grant for the application entitled: “Unraveling the structural components of Lewy bodies in Parkinson’s disease using high-end correlative optical and electron microscopy.”

About the programme:

The ZonMw programme Enabling Technologies Hotels is performed in close connection with the Dutch Techcentre for Lifesciences (DTL).

The main goal of the programme Enabling Technologies Hotels is to provide wider access for researchers in the Netherlands to high-end technologies and the connected expertise and infrastructure. This is realized within the framework of public private partnerships (PPP) with the following aims:

  • Facilitate the dissemination of unique technological expertise in the Netherlands to other research groups/institutions/Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that have not worked with that technology before.
  • To encourage the use of advanced life sciences technologies in public-private partnerships and to stimulate novel interactions among research groups and technology providers and thereby contribute to the advancement of the used technology.
  • Propagate the use of data stewardship and data integration principles, methods and standards in advanced multi-technology research projects.

The Technology Hotel concept entails that researchers (the guests) who do not have access to high-end technologies, can obtain access to these technologies and the connected expertise and infrastructure via a service-oriented facility (the Hotel). These Technology Hotels are listed on the website of DTL. In the 3 rounds of the Enabling Technologies Hotels programme, this Hotel concept has been proven to be an excellent model.

More information can be found on the ZonMw website.