9 VIB researchers received funding from the Alzheimer Foundation

21 March 2019
VIB is very grateful to the Alzheimer Research Foundation (Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek) for the funding the researchers received, which helps them in their quest for cures. The ​Alzheimer Research Foundation (Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek) has been fighting Alzheimer's disease for years and is working on a future without dementia. That is why they provide financial support for scientific research into Alzheimer's disease and related brain diseases. Following researchers received a the two-year grants to help enable the research of several of the scientists of several centers. 

  • Evgenia Salta with Bart De Strooper (VIB-KU Leuven)
    Project: Systematic preclinical evaluation of microRNA-132 as a therapeutic target in Alzheimer’s disease
    Amount: 150,000 EUR

  • Wim Annaert (VIB-KU Leuven)
    Project: An integrated in vitro and in vivo study to unravel the function of VPS13C, the first genetic risk factor in Lewy Body disease.
    Amount: 150,000 EUR (*)
    (*) co-financing by the "Bonmariage de Bouyalski" fund managed by the King Baudouin Foundation
  • Matthew Holt (VIB-KU Leuven)
    Project: Study of the Disease Modifying Properties of an Optimized Vectored Immunoprophylaxis Approach for Alzheimer’s.
    Amount: 100,000 EUR
  • Araks Martirosyan (VIB-KU Leuven) with Matthew Holt
    Project: Astrocyte driven recovery of neuronal loss in AD brain 
    Amount: 75,000 EUR (*)
    (*) co-financing by Fund "A.B." managed by the King Baudouin Foundation.
  • Kristel Sleegers (UAntwerpen)
    Project: Predicting cognitive decline through gene expression signatures of functional connectivity
    Amount: 150,000 EUR
  • Eline Wouters (VIB-UAntwerp)
    Project: Onset age modifier of GRN-related frontotemporal lobar degeneration 
    Amount: 75,000 EUR
  • Lucia Chavez-Gutierrez (VIB-KU Leuven)​
    Project: Molecular chaperones to decipher GSEC-APP interactions and provide mechanistic underpinnings for Alzheimer’s disease therapy
    Amount: 150,000 EUR
  • Valerie Uyterhoeven (VIB-KU Leuven) with Patrik Verstreken 
    Project: Molecular mechanisms of Tau-associated presynaptic defects in Alzheimer’s
    Amount: 150,000 EUR
  • Sophie Steeland (VIB-UGent) with Roos Vandenbroucke 
    Project: Investigation of the therapeutic applicability of IL1R and TNFR1 blockage in Alzheimer’s disease
    Amount: 75,000 EUR