Dr. Tugce Martagan receives Veni grant
September 4, 2017
Dr. Tugce Martagan received a Veni grant. The ‘Veni’ is awarded each year by NWO.
This grant is aimed at giving promising young researchers the possibility to spend three years developing their ideas.
The project of Tugce: Better availability of rare drugs
Dr. Tugce Gizem Martagan – Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Supervisors: prof.dr.ir. Geert-Jan van Houtum and prof.dr.ir. Ivo Adan
More than 30 million people in Europe suffer from a rare disease. This concerns over 7000 different rare diseases but treatment is only available for 300 of these. So it takes a long time, for example, for specific drugs to reach the market since the alignment between the pharmaceutical companies and the policymakers is inadequate. Turkish researcher Tugce Martagan (31) will develop models that optimize the production process and should help to create rules and strategies that enable safe and good drugs to get to market faster and at lower cost.
No fewer than seven talented, young TU/e researchers have received a Veni grant of up to 250,000 euros.