In Netherlands, seven new ‘groundbreaking’ research projects have been awarded grants from the Academy Institutes Research Fund (AIRF).
The projects include those concerning climate change and soil quality, data availability and re-use, and manipulation of public opinion on social media.
Below are the projects;
Sustainable heterologous production of bioactive compounds with biomedical potential in fungi – Hubrecht Institute and Westerdijk Institute
A bypass for digital source material. Quick and secure access to digital born collections – IISH
Data for digital twins: Piloting a FAIR data infrastructure for the advanced modelling of ecological data – DANS and NIOO
Cyber troops and computational propaganda in Southeast Asia: A comparative study of public opinion manipulation – KITLV, Meertens Institute, IISH
Serial two photon facility for whole brain imaging – Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Rethinking the role of water in climate-robust landscapes – NIOO, Meertens Institute, NIDI
Synthetic ecology: Searching the interactome of soil bacterial and fungal strains to improve soil functional responses to climate change and pollution – Westerdijk Institute and NIOO
The Academy Institutes Research Fund allows the Academy institutes to embark on new disciplinary and interdisciplinary initiatives and ensures that they can connect and coordinate research in specific fields.
The fund also supports long-term access to valuable and unique Dutch and international heritage, collections, large-scale and other research infrastructure and research facilities. The projects were selected on the extent to which they contribute to developing and attracting talented researchers.
This post was culled from KNAW.