Current and former members of the department have been honoured with prizes from the Dutch Society for Human Genetics (
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Humane Genetica (NVHG)) at the NVHG fall symposium on October
Department head Prof Nine Knoers was awarded the
Galjaard Lecture Award. This award was created by the NVHG to honor scientists who successfully bring genetics to the attention of the public. The award was given to Prof Knoers in recognition of her major contributions to clinical genetics, particularly her research into hereditary kidney diseases. In her award lecture, 'Towards the Genetics Clinic of the Future: from genetics in genetics at the heart of healthcare', Prof Knoers outlined her vision of the future of clinical genetics at the heart of healthcare.
Former PhD student Dr Marc Jan Bonder was honored with the NVHG’s Young Investigator Award in recognition of his excellent dissertation on the role of the microbiome and DNA methylation in human health. Dr Bonder had previously received the 2017 Tekke Huizinga prize for the best thesis in the UMCG. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton, Cambridge, England.
The University of Groningen (UG) will be awarding honorary doctorates to Prof. Titia de Lange and Dr Philipp Blom during its anniversary week in June 2019. Historian Blom will be awarded an honorary doctorate at the suggestion of Prof. Ann-Sophie Lehmann...
Prof. dr. Stynke Castelein, hoogleraar aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en hoofd onderzoek bij Lentis, ontvangt de Vrouw in de Media Award 2018 Groningen.
Marc Kramer of the Faculty of Economics and Business has been chosen as Lecturer of the Year 2018.