NWO Open Competition XS grant awarded to Dr. Ines Serra!

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.