NWO Vici grant 2019 (€ 1.500.000) for research on "Our microbial ancestors in focus"

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Complex life on Earth evolved from simpler unicellular microorganisms. Recent studies identified the Asgard archaea as the closest microbial relatives of complex cellular life forms. This proposal is set out to study the physiology and cell biology of Asgard archaea to gain insights into the emergence of complex cellular life.
Granting OrganisationsThe Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)