2 March 2018

Four UM researchers receive YERUN grant to work abroad

Four UM researchers have been awarded a Research Mobility Award, provided by YERUN, the Young European Research Universities network. It’s the first time this grant is presented and the aim is to stimulate research collaborations within the YERUN network, that Maastricht University is a member of. The programme provides support for researchers to undertake up to two weeks of research at another YERUN partner institution from a different country.

From a total of 142 researchers, 26 candidates were selected based on the quality of their research proposal and concrete ideas for future collaborations and publications.

  • Kay Deckers is a postdoctoral researcher in dementia prevention and epidemiology at UM and he will visit the University of Eastern Finland.
  • PhD candidate Dean Paes will work at the University Pompeu Fabra in Spain on his research into Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Jeroen Habets is a PhD candidate working on the improvement of adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s disease, and he will visit the University of Bremen in Germany. 
  • Samaneh Ghazanfari, who is group leader of Biohybrids and Medical Textiles at Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus will be working at Linköpings University in Sweden.

YERUN consists of 18 universities at the moment. For more information, go to the YERUN website .

By: Femke Kools