29 November 2019

Siroon Bekkering, theme Vascular Damage, postdoc at both the Radboudumc, Dept. of Internal medicine, and the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, is the winner of the Dutch National Postdoc Prize 2019.

"Bekkerings research has led to a revolution in thinking about the immune system. Her innovative research, entrepreneurship and international activities make it the persuasive winner of the National Postdoc Prize 2019", writes the jury in its report.

At the award ceremony 16 March 2019, Siroon Bekkering will receive € 10,000 and a certificate. She will use the prize money for her follow-up research into the memory of the innate immune system of patients with cardiovascular diseases. "There is still much undiscovered and much more to be discovered, and I would like to expand my own line of research in this area". 


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