1 February 2019

Each of the laureates of this prestigious award for top researchers in the Netherlands receive a monetary prize of 300,000 euro. The funds can be used to explore new directions in pure scientific research. Bousema is one of the eight laureates of 2019.

Teun Bousema is professor of Epidemiology of Tropical Infectious Diseases at Radboudumc and Guest Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He unravels the life cycle of Plasmodium falciparum, a deadly parasite carried by mosquitoes that causes malaria. He is particularly interested in how a parasite from an infected human is then reintroduced to a new mosquito, and it was Bousema who discovered, among other things, that some people have an immune reaction that prevents this step from happening.
 
About the Ammodo Science Award
The Ammodo Science Award was introduced to encourage highly talented researchers in a crucial and advanced phase of their scientific career. Through the Award, Ammodo aims to strengthen curiosity-driven science in the Netherlands across the board. Every two years eight Ammodo Science Awards are given to internationally acclaimed scientists in four scientific categories: Biomedical Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. The laureates have to be connected to a university or institute in the Netherlands, and they should have obtained their PhD at the most fifteen years ago. 
The biannual Ammodo Science Award is an initiative of the Ammodo Foundation. The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences is responsible for the nomination and selection procedures.
 
About Ammodo
Ammodo supports art and science. Together with renowned partners, Ammodo initiates, develops and supports groundbreaking projects within the visual arts, performing arts and fundamental science. By offering excellent artists and scientists room to develop their work and by helping to make it known to the outside world, Ammodo stimulates the development of art and science.
For more information, see www.ammodo.org.
 
Juliette de Wijkerslooth, director of Ammodo
‘Ammodo recognises the value of blue-skies scientific research: a quest for new knowledge without the limitations of having to search for a specific solution or practical application. This is the third edition of the Ammodo Science Award, and we are proud to enable the laureates Nadine Akkerman, Lenneke Alink, Teun Bousema, Birte Forstmann, Ewout Frankema, Toby Kiers, Jacco van Rheenen and Stephanie Wehner to follow their curiosity.’
 
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