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BCN Dissertation Award

BCN awards the best BCN dissertation of every Academic Year to a BCN PhD student who completed the BCN Training Programme. The nomination for this award will be done by the promotor(es). A small committee, with representatives of the faculties involved in BCN, evaluates the nominated thesis on these criteria:
-scientific quality
-representation of core elements of BCN; multidisciplinary topic/team/output with collaboration between BCN faculties
-originality, innovation and ‘societal impact’
-personal input of the PhD student in the research project.

BCN's hall of fame: Winners BCN Dissertation Award

Ann-Katrin Ohlerth (2021-2022)
 “Improving preoperative nTMS with a dual-task protocol. The contribution of Action Naming to language mapping”
Runners up: Emma Gerrits, Laura Kracht, Anouk de Wit

Michael Josef Wolff (2020-2021)
“Pinging the brain to reveal hidden working memory states”

Renske Lok (2020-2021)
“Grasping light: Mental and physiological responses to illumination”
Runners up: Malte Borggrewe, Elouise Koops

Joana De Oliveira Carvalho (2019-2020)
“Plasticity of visual field representations”
Runners up: Daniël Reijntjes, Anne Richter

Danique Vlaskamp (2018-2019)
"Genotyping and phenotyping epilepsies of childhood"
Runners up: Berry van den Berg, Stefan Knapen

Alain Dekker (2017-2018)
"Down & Alzheimer. Behavioural biomarkers of a forced marriage"
Runners up: Mirte Mebius, Dafne Piersma

Megan Laturney (2016-2017)
"The second sex. Functions and mechanisms of sperm manipulation in female Drosophila melanogaster"
Runners up: Burcu Arslan, Dennis van der Meer

Sanne Booij (2015-2016)
"Dynamics of the human stress system in depression. A combined population- and person-based approach to assess long-term changes and daily life fluctuations"
Runners up: Inge Holtman, Kasmiri Stec

Amarins Heeringa (2014-2015)
"On sound and silence. Neurophysiological and behavioral consequences of acoustic trauma"
Runners up: Federica Calcagnoli, Marrit Hitzert

Linda Geerligs (2013-2014)
"Images of healthy aging: functional brain networks and selective attention"
Runners up: Anselm Fürmaier, Odilia Laceulle, Stefan Wierda

Koen Haak (2012-2013)
"Computational neuroimaging of visual field loss"
Runners up: Esther Opmeer, Reunhardt Rössler, Elise Verhagen

Jelmer Borst (2011-2012)
"The problem state bottleneck"
Runners up: Cagri Coltekin, Karin Janssens, Vera Munde

Falak Sher (2010-2011)
"Differentiation of neural stem cells into oligodendrocytes. Epigenetic mechanisms & potential applications in multiple sclerosis"
Runners up: Gretha Boersma, Sandra Bouwhuis, Roelina Hagewoud

Ivica Granic (2009-2010)
"Neurodegenerative mechanisms in Alzheimer's disease"
Runners up: Ans Vercammen, Cris Lanting, Yvonne Groen

Wilma van den Wassenberg (2008-2009)
"Multichannel EEG. Towards applications in clinical neurology"
Runners up: Marit Tanke, Aline Vrieling

Valeria Gazzola (2007-2008)
Action in the Brain
Runners up: Michael ten Caat, Eiko de Jong,

Hiske van Duinen (2006-2007)
The interaction between motor fatigues and cognitive task performance
Runners up: Liesbeth Ruytjens, Lobke Vaanholt

Karin van der Borght (2005-2006)
New neurons in the adult brain
Runners up: Melanie Ruger, Joanna Udo de Haes

Ineke Dijkstra (2004-2005)
Chemokines in Neuroimmunology
Runners up: Nikolaus von Engelhardt, Sabine Hunnius, Simone Reinders

Christel Westenbroek (2003-2004)
Influence of gender and social environment in an animal model of affective disorder
Runners up: Corine Eijsing, Sjoukje Kuipers, Judith Rispens

Claudio Carere (2002-2003)
Personalitiesas Epigenettic Suites of Traits. A study on a passerine bird"

BCN Poster Award

For the 3 best posters presented at the BCN Poster Afternoon. Winners of the Poster Award 2016:
- Florian Sense
- Inge Werkman
- Daniëlle Houwing

BCN Thesis Summary Award

For the best summary of a BCN dissertation of the last Academic Year. Former PhD students are invited to send in a summary.
Winner of the Thesis Summary Award 2014/2015:
- Amarins Heeringa
Title: On Sound and Silence Neurophysiological and behavioral consequences of acoustic trauma

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