Nieuws - 15 april 2013

NWO grant for sport hormone

Anastasia Georgiadi received her PhD last year for her research in Human Nutrition on fatty acids in relation to obesity and diabetes. Now

 she has been awarded a Rubicon scholarship by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). She can spend two years at the Karolinska institute in Sweden investigating irisin, the 'exercise hormone', as a medicine for obesity. The Rubicon grant helps young scientists gain research experience at highly regarded institutes abroad. NWO awarded 20 Rubicons in total.