Lude Franke wins NBIC Young Bioinformatician Award 2010
22 Mar 2010
Dr. Lude Franke of the University of Groningen has won the first edition of the NBIC Young Bioinformatician Award. NBIC yearly presents this award for a young researcher who has significantly contributed to bioinformatics or the bioinformatics community in the Netherlands.
Lude was nominated by Ritsert Jansen for his excellent work during his PhD research which resulted in 24 papers (including 4 in Nature Genetics and 4 in the American Journal of Human Genetics) and a cum laude graduation. In close collaboration with researchers in biology and medicine he has developed novel bioinformatics methods for the identification of susceptibility genes in complex diseases.
Lude will be awarded with a cash prize of 2.500 Euro. The prize winning ceremony will take place at the NBIC conference on March 30th in Lunteren followed by a lecture by the winner.