Eight out of ten experimental drugs do not make it past the test phase on patients. Piet Hein van der Graaf, Professor of Systems Pharmacology, would like to prevent this waste of time and money by using new measurement and calculation methods. Inaugural lecture on 27 May.
Of the 86 VIDI research grants awarded by NWO, thirteen were awarded to Leiden researchers. This represents about 15%, a very high score. Five of Leiden's thirteen laureates are women.
Our reflexes seem to be influenced subconsciously by the way we perceive what we see. Leiden cognitive psychologist Marnix Naber published an article on this subject in the Journal of Vision.