2018               €800.000,- NWO-TTW NACTAR entitled: “Boosting host immunity against Klebsiella pneumoniae via therapeutic antibodies”

2018               €200.000,- NWO Aspasia

2018               Hub for structural and functional immunology research at the Uithof (

March 2015    ERC Starting grant, €1.500.000,- . (ComBact, How Complement Molecules kill Bacteria)

Feb 2013        Co-applicant on a €800.000,- Eurostars grant together with Pepscan Therapeutics and Bicycle Therapeutics

 (#E7679, BAIT, Bicycle Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutics).

Oct 2011         €100.000,- Aspasia-grant from NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research).

Nov 2010        €800.000,- personal VIDI-grant NWO (#917-11-379).

Nov 2008        European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) long-term fellowship (#ALTF 382-2008).

Jan 2007         €200.000,- personal VENI-grant NWO (#916-76-037).

Awards and prizes

Oct 2016         Selected as EMBO Young investigator programme –

Oct 2014         Young Investigator Award for Research in Complement. XXV International Complement Workshop, Rio, Brazil.

May 2011        €15.000,- Eppendorf award for Young European Investigators.

2004-2006       Travel and excellence grants from: XXIst International Complement Workshop, Beijing, China; 3rd Workshop on Complement Associated Diseases, Rhodes, Greece; Dutch Society for Immunology (NVVI). 22nd  Koepel Conference,  UMC Utrecht; ISSSI travel grant from I&I Utrecht