Since 1981 the NVBMB each year acknowledges the work of a highly talented young Dutch biochemist or molecular biologist with at least two years of postdoctoral experience. Important criteria include scientific quality, publication in top journals, productivity, creativity, international experience and visibility. The society provides funds to the laureate to organise a symposium on a topic that meets his or her field of research.
NVBMB prize 2015 awarded to Simone Lemeer
The 2015 NVBMB prize has been awarded to Dr. Simone Lemeer of the Univerisity of Utrecht. Dr Lemeer obtained her PhD in 2008 in Utrecht on a thesis with the title Mapping protein phosphorylation in zebrafish development. She subsequently moved to the Technical University of Munich, first as a post-doc and since 2011 as a group leader working on cancer proteomics. She returned to Utrecht in 2014, where she is now assistant professor in the Biomolecular Mass Spectometry and Proteomics group. Supported by a VIDI grant her group studies the molecular basis of lung cancer, combining mass spectrometry and proteomics with molecular cell biology to understand why some treatments quickly become ineffective in fighting cancer. The jury believes Dr Lemeer is a very talented biochemist with an excellent track record and international reputation, as evidenced by publications in renowned journals such as Nature, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods en Nature Protocols.
As part of the NVBMB prize Dr Lemeer will be invited to organize the NVBMB Spring symposium around a topic of her interest.
Nominations for NVBMB prize 2016
Please send your nominations for the 2016 prize by e-mail to Prof. dr. A.J.M. Driessen, Laboratorium voor Moleculaire Microbiologie, Universiteit van Groningen, tel. 050-3632164, e-mail: email@example.com. See here for more information.
An overview of previous winners is listed on the right.