UMCG geneticist appointed member of the exclusive society of top young scientists
UMCG-researcher Lude Franke of the Department of Genetics has been appointed a member of the The Young Acadeny of the KNAW. This is a platform for top young scientists with an innovative view on science and science strategy and policy. Every year ten new members are appointed. They graduated for their doctorate degree less than 10 years ago. Members have demonstrated proven scientific quality and an excellent track record; they show a broad interest in the practice and communication of science. Membership is for five years. The official ceremony will take place on 8 June 2017 in Amsterdam.
Franke is keen to present his scientific work to a wider public, this is facilitated by his graphic design skills. He has been awarded several research grants, including an ERC Starting Grant (2014), an NWO VIDI (2014), an NWO VENI (2009), and a Horizon grant (2009). He was awarded the UMCG Research Prize in January 2015.
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