NWO Open Competition XS grant awarded to Dr. Ines Serra
Congratulations to Dr. Ines Serra who was awarded the NWO Open Competition Domain Science - XS grant! The XS grant supports curiosity-driven bold research aimed to pilot novel ideas.
In her project entitled: "Mouse brain connectivity throughout development: using ultrasound in utero to predict adult behaviour", Dr. Serra will develop a method to measure brain signals with ultrasound throughout development, and apply it to predict behavioral deficits in a mouse model of autism spectrum disorder. By visualizing early life brain activity, this new technique will allow the researchers to find brain alterations before changes in behaviour occur.