Marvin Tanenbaum has been chosen by the The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as an International Research Scholar: an exceptional early-career scientists poised to advance biomedical research across the globe. He will receive a total amount of $650,000 spread over five years to fund his projects.


Tanenbaum: “The HHMI says they ‘fund people not projects’, so in a way it is an acknowledgement of the succes of my earlier projects”

Tanenbaum will use the money to further develop his line of experiments that study temporal and spatial control of gene expression, using cutting edge single molecule microscopy and novel types of genetic engineering. Read more about his research on his lab website.

International Research Scholar committee

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has teamed up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to develop scientific talent around the world, and will award a total of nearly $26.7 million to a group of 41 scholars worldwide. Each researcher will receive a total of $650,000 over five years. Tanenbaum is the only one in the Netherlands that is selected.
“This is an outstanding group of scientists who will push biomedical research forward worldwide, and we are thrilled to support them alongside our philanthropic partners,” said David Clapham, HHMI’s Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer.