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Prizes
Prizes

Rudolf Magnus Research Award

Annually, the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus awards a prize to the best publication of the preceding year. Eligible are those papers of whom the first author was affiliated with the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus at the time that the work was performed. The ceremony of the Rudolf Magnus Research Award takes place during the annual BCRM Symposium.

Recent recipients of the Rudolf Magnus Research Award include:

Wouter van Rheenen (2017), for his paper entitled: “Genome-wide association analyses identify new risk variants and the genetic architecture of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis “.

Susan van Erp (2016), for her paper entitled:" Lrig2 Negatively Regulates Ectodomain Shedding of Axon Guidance Receptors by ADAM Proteases".

Angela Sarabdjitsingh (2015), for her paper entitled:"Ultradian corticosterone pulses balance glutamatergic transmission and synaptic plasticity".

Ben Harvey (2014), for his paper entitled: “Topographic representation of numerosity in the human parietal cortex”.

Kim Boshuisen (2013), for her paper entitled: "Timing of antiepileptic drug withdrawal and long-term seizure outcome after paediatric epilepsy surgery (TimeToStop): a retrospective observational study".
 

De Kleijn & Magnus Prize and BCRM thesis award


Each year the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus awards a prize for the best thesis. The even years this award is given in collaboration with ‘De Stichting De Kleijn & Magnus Prijs’  and the award goes to the best thesis in Clinical Neuroscience written by a MD. The odd years the award goes to the best thesis in Utrecht Clinical and Experimental Neuroscience written by a non-MD. Most of the work reported in the thesis in both cases should have been performed in the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus. The prize winner is announced during the BCRM Symposium.

Recent recipients of De Kleijn & Magnus Award include:

Guusje Collin (2016), for her thesis "The connectomic blueprint of schizophrenia"

Bart Brouwers (2014), for his thesis “Continued bleeding following acute intracerebral hemorrhage”
 
Maeike Zijlmans (2012), for her thesis "New presurgical methods to characterize the focus of epilepsy"

Recent recipient of BCRM thesis award includes:

Chantal Tax (2017), for her thesis “Less confusion in diffusion MRI”

The BCRM outreach award: ‘De Hoofdprijs’

Each year the BCRM awards the employee of the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus whom has addressed the significance of his or her work best to the general (lay) public with ‘De Hoofdprijs’. The award is open to all working in the Neurosciences within the UMC Utrecht, from nurse till professor. The award is granted by a jury consisting of two members of the maatschappelijke klankbordgroep of the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus and the prize winner is announced during the annual BCRM Symposium.

Recent recipients of BCRM award include:


Marjolijn Ketelaar (2017) for her work together with the patient society BOSK to make the patient a real partner in research.

Iris Sommer (2016) for her book “Haperende Hersenen”