Researchers from the NIN, Erasmus MC and TU Delft have been awarded 2,5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). They receive this grant for the realization of a new centre called ‘CUBE’: Centre for Ultrasound and Brain Imaging at Erasmus MC.
Within this centre, scientists will use a new type of echography to visualize blood inside the brain. With its unique temporal and spatial properties, this imaging technique will help neuroscientists to better understand how different brain areas work together and neurosurgeons to better delineate tumor from healthy functional tissue during operations.
Large investments in innovative equipment and data collections can be realized though the NWO Investment Grant Large program. The objective is to encourage investments in scientific equipment or data collections of national and international importance. NWO received 24 proposals for the program NWO Investment Grant Large. Seven projects have received a grant. The awarded NWO contribution varies from about 1.5 to 3.5 million euros.