Research projects from CRIG teams funded by FWO (results 2022)


FWO Vlaanderen published the results of the application round 2022 for research projects (‘junior’, ‘senior’, SBO, TBM and ‘Kom op tegen Kanker’). An overview of all funded projects can be found on the website of FWO via this link

Congratulations to all CRIG researchers (from UGent, UZ Gent and VIB-UGent) that were awarded.


  • prof. Pieter Mestdagh - 'Long non-coding RNAs involved in the regulation of tumor immunogenicity' (493 000 euro)


TBM (Toegepast Biomedisch onderzoek met een primair Maatschappelijke finaliteit):

  • prof. Xavier Verhelst (UZ Gent, 533 801 EUR), prof. Nico Callewaert (UGent, 663 483 EUR), prof. Frederik Nevens (KULeuven, 25 000 EUR), prof. Thomas Vanwolleghem (UZA, 25 000 EUR) - 'Validation and implementation of a prognostic biomarker of early graft failure after liver transplantation (GlycoTransplantTest)' 
  • prof. An De Groef (UAntwerpen, 473 809 EUR), prof. Nele Devoogdt (KULeuven, 91 006 EUR), prof. Geert Crombez (UGent, 218 500 EUR), prof. Wiebren Tjalma (UZA, 64 506 EUR) - 'Effectiveness of an eHealth self-management support program for persistent pain after breast cancer treatment'