Young Investigator Award
The “Young Investigator Award” (YIA) of the Dutch Society for Human Genetics, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Humane Genetica (NVHG), will be awarded to a young, talented researcher (PhD). With the award the NVHG wants to stimulate the young researcher by highlighting their achievements and support them to build a strong CV. The award is Euro 500,- and will be presented at the annual NVHG symposium.
We are pleased to announce that Mark Bakker has been elected for the Young Investigator Award 2022. He successfully defended his thesis entitled “Genetics of intracranial aneurysms and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” cum Laude at University of Utrecht.
For his research on these two neurological conditions he applied broad spectrum of state of the art techniques like linkage and sequencing analysis, GWAS, and multidimensional genomic risk scores, to identify both common and rare genetic variants. The results of his studies on these complex genetic disorders will have important consequences for future patients and society.
At the online edition of the annual meeting, the NVHG presented the 2021 ‘Young Investigator Award’ to Najim Lahrouchi for his PhD-thesis “Dissecting genetic risk in common and rare inherited disorders”
At the online edition of the annual meeting, the NVHG presented the 2020 ‘Young Investigator Award’ to Mubeen Khan for her PhD-thesis “Genomic and transcriptomic landscape of ABCA4 associated Stargardt disease”
At the annual symposium at Veldhoven, the NVHG presented the 2019 ‘Young Investigator Award’ to Marieke Klein for her PhD-thesis “From gene to disorder in ADHD”
Marc Jan Bonder
At the annual symposium at Papendal, the NVHG presented the 2018 ‘Young Investigator Award’ to Marc Jan Bonder for his PhD-thesis “The interplay between genetics, the microbiome, DNA-methylation & gene-expression”
At the annual symposium in Amsterdam, the NVHG presented the 2016 ‘Young Investigator Award’ to Laurent Francioli.
On October 3, at the annual symposium, the NVHG presented the 2014 ‘Young Investigator Award’ to Christian Gilissen.
Heleen Arts, UMC St. Radboud (Nijmegen), won the NVHG Young Investigators Award 2011, presented at the 2-day NVHG spring symposium in Veldhoven.
Lude Franke, UMC Groningen (Groning), won the NVHG Young Investigators Award 2009, presented at the 2-day NVHG spring symposium in Veldhoven.