​Agnieska Smolinska has obtained a VENI-award, entitled 'the smell of a diseased liver'. This prestigious 4 year project is financed by the Dutch Organisation for scientific research (NWO). In this project, Agnieska will investigate Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), which is a fatal liver disease that can only be diagnosed in a (too) late stage. In this project, PSC-patients are fully characterized by extensive chemical and microbiological analysis of breath, blood, and feces. With the aid of Big data pattern recognition, Agnieska will develop noninvasive markers for early diagnosis and therapy alignment. We congratulate Agi with this success.

Posted on Jul 21, 2016