There were 23 submissions in the first call for vouchers of the Interdisciplinary Research Platform. These have been assessed on four criteria by an external selection committee consisting of Ewa Szymanska (Friesland Campina), Manfred Opper (TU Berlin, University of Birmingham) and Fred van Leeuwen (NKI, University of Amsterdam). The four criteria are: innovation, consortium partners, impact, and feasibility. As the overall quality of the submissions was very high, the faculty board decided to award twelve vouchers instead of six.
The IRP vouchers of 2022 were awarded to:
- RNA Sequencing of the neuromuscular junction to evaluate the role of skeletal muscle gene expression in FUS-associated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Neuromorphic computational and data science: towards disruptively green computing
- Machine learning in natural science: bridging the gap between data and understanding
- VOCSENSE: Towards smart soil sensing to expedite the transition to a greener agriculture
- Shining light on the dark matter of cell biology
- Essential oils as green pesticides for sustainable agriculture
- Towards a chemical self-organizing computer: Mathematical modeling of Marangoni flows
- Fast, continuous, and complete estimation of acoustic spectrotemporal sensitivity
- Expanding the molecular toolbox for the detection of active microorganisms in complex communities
- Hydrazine production from wastewater using the hydrazine synthase enzyme from anammox bacteria and a novel stomatocyte compartementalization strategy
- Scent of killer: do malaria parasites produce and sense organic volatile compounds?
- Predictive maintenance on the Dutch power grid using automated partial discharge detection