14 March 2019

The finalists of the scientific pitch competition Radboud Talks have been determined! A jury consisting of high school students from the Canisius college in Nijmegen chose the contestants who presented their research in the most clear and charismatic way during the two preliminaries on 11 and 13 March. On Monday night 25 March, those eight scientists will compete in LUX for the prize of 1,000 euro.

The eight diverse scientists from the Radboud university and Radboud university medical center will present their research on 25 March in short, clear and attractive pitches. Graphs and boring lists are strictly prohibited at Radboud Talks, it’s all about inspiring stories! Of the eight finalists, five are affiliated with the Radboudumc:
  • Iris Brummelhuis, research physician 
  • Rob ter Horst, bioinformatician
  • Jeroen Slaats, molecular biologist
  • Joanna Szopinska-Tokov, microbiologist
  • Sarah Verhoeff, research physician
The other participants are: 
  • Lynn Eekhof, linguist (Faculty of Arts)
  • Simone Lederer, data scientist (Faculty of Science)
  • Suhas Vijayakumar, neuroscientist (Faculty of Social Sciences) 
The winner will be chosen by a jury of science communicators: science journalists Esther Thole and Jop de Vrieze, and programmer at Radboud Reflects Anouta de Groot. The audience can also vote for their favorite. Next to the science, there will be music by the Students Big Band Nijmegen and a literary summary by author Lisa Weeda from ‘De Nieuwe Oost’. Tickets are available from LUX Nijmegen.

Last year the final was sold out days in advance, so make sure to get your tickets in time!
Day: Monday 25 March
Time: 19.30 - 21.45
Location: LUX 7
Tickets: € 5.00, via LUX

Related news items

Four Veni grants for young RIMLS researchers

22 July 2019

Four young researchers, affiliated to the RIMLS, have each received a Veni grant of 250,000 Euro from NWO. Our researchers received this prestigious grant for their remarkable and original talent and their ability to carry out innovative research.

read more

Bas Loomans received Mid-Career Award

18 July 2019

Bas Loomans received in Vancouver the STEPHEN BAYNE MID-CAREER AWARD of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

read more

4,8 million euros for prevention of tuberculosis among people with diabetes in Africa

16 July 2019

Reinout van Crevel and Lindsey te Brake have received European funding of 4.8 million euros to lead an international consortium to screen thousands of people with diabetes in Uganda and Tanzania for TB, and investigate the effect and costs of 3 months preventive treatment for TB.

read more

50.000 grant for Paul de Jonge and Harry Dolstra

15 July 2019

Paul de Jonge and Harry Dolstra, theme Cancer development and immune defense, received a €50.000,- (NWA-IDG) grant for their project regarding cancer immunotherapy.

read more

Handbook of biomarkers and precision medicine a new publication by Alain van Gool

12 July 2019

Alain van Gool published a new handbook on biomarkers and applications in (pre)clinical drug development for precision medicine.

read more

The real impact of menstrual complaints on work and school productivity

8 July 2019

Menstrual period symptoms may be linked to nearly nine days of lost productivity every year, through presenteeism, suggests the largest study of its kind, published in the journal BMJ Open. But the real impact on women and society is underestimated and poorly appreciated, say the researchers.

read more