Communicating Science Contest November 2018

The Communicating Science Contest at our Y@H event "Meet your Motivation" was a great success!

The applicants were asked to communicate their science in a short abstract in lay language, and subsequently pitch their research to "their grandmother" (i.e. a lay audience). The jury selected 5 researchers to present their research.

The winners were:
  • 1st prize: Suzanne Koch (TU/e, "Locally grown blood vessels - as literally as possible")
  • 2nd prize: Rio Juni (VUMc, "Empagliflozin to relax a stiff heart")
  • 3rd prize: Larissa Dorsch (VUMc, "Garbage collectors of the heart on strike")
  • Finalist: Floor Groepenhoff (UMCU, "ARGUS: A better and faster diagnosis for patients with chest pain")
  • Finalist: Sophie Bots (UMCU, "Heart failure medication and side effects in women: a call for action")
  • The prizes were €600, €300, and €100 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize, respectively.

    Congratulations to all!

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