TANDEM partner to receive the NWO Spinoza Prize

June 13, 2016

Mihai Netea from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

On 13 September 2016 TANDEMs Mihai Netea from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre will receive the NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) Spinoza Prize, which is the highest Dutch award in science and comes with an amount of 2.5 million euros to be used for scientific research.

Receiving the NWO Spinoza Prize is not only an honor but above all an incentive to conduct further research. NWO awards the Spinoza Prizes each year to a maximum of four researchers working in the Netherlands who rank as leading authorities in their field according to international standards.

Mihai Netea is a noted international scientist in the areas of inflammations, immunology and infectious diseases. His most recent discovery is that the innate immune system of mammals, including human beings, can be ‘trained’. Mr Netea not only discovered the concept of trained innate immunity (TI), but his group also recently demonstrated the epigenetic and metabolistic changes that take place during TI in two recent papers in the journal Science. Many of his new ideas in this field became widely accepted among fellow immunologists in a matter of only a few years.

The TANDEM Consortium is very happy that Mihai Netea is part of the project and congratulates him on winning this prestigious prize.

For further information on the NWO Spinoza Prize and the other laureates please visit the official website.