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NBIC Young Investigator Award

During the NBIC 2012 on April 25, NBIC will present the NBIC Young Investigator Award 2012. The winner will be awarded with a cash prize of 2.500 Euro funded by NBIC BioRange and BioWise programmes. The award ceremony is planned on Day 2 of the conference (April 25th, 2012) and will include a honorary lecture by the recipient of the award.


The candidate must have conducted his/her research primarily in a Dutch institute. The primary result on which the award will be based will be the PhD thesis written by the candidate. Therefore, the final version of the thesis of the candidate should have been submitted to the PhD committee at the candidate's university between January 1, 2011 and February 28, 2012.

Other criteria that might be considered by the award committee are:

  • The candidate significantly contributed to the idea of the research;
  • The research of the candidate resulted in novel or improved bioinformatics methodologies;
  • The research of the candidate advanced life sciences research;
  • The candidate independently conducted the research;
  • The research resulted in a scientific publication, software application or database;
  • The work of the candidate has given broad visibility of bioinformatics in the life sciences field;
  • The candidate has otherwise significantly contributed to bioinformatics or the bioinformatics community in the Netherlands.


Each nomination must be accompanied with:

  • Name and affiliation of candidate
  • Motivation for nomination by group leader of candidate
  • Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
  • A URL to the final version of the PhD thesis (preferably to the PDF of the printed version)

The submission form is closed (deadline for submission: April 1st, 2012). 

Award Committee

Each year the chair will leave the Award Committee after the NBIC conference and invite a new member to the committee. For 2012 the members of the committee are:

Prof. dr. Marcel Reinders, Delft University of Technology
Prof. dr. Ritsert Jansen, Groningen University
Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga, Groningen University
Dr. Lodewijk Wessels, Netherlands Cancer Institute