Seven Wageningen researchers have gained a Veni grant of about 250,000 euros this year.
They are Ingrid Boas (Environmental Policy), Wilma van Esse (Molecular Biology), Thomas Kodger (Chemistry), Ingrid van der Laan-Luijkx (Meteorology), Raymond Staals (Microbiology), Nora Sutton (Environmental Technology) and Elmar Tobi (Human Nutrition). The Veni is part of an innovation drive on the part of science funding body NWO. The organization targets young researchers near the start of their academic careers. Last year a record-breaking ten Wageningen researchers got a Veni grant.