BME alumni Lisanne van Oppen and Maaike van den Boom win Marina van Damme prize and incentive award

Last Friday, BME alumna Lisanne van Oppen received the Marina van Damme Grant; BME alumna Maaike van den Boomen won the incentive award. This year for the first time the Marina van Damme Grant was awarded during the closing ceremony of the TU/e.

Lisanne van Oppen graduated in 2014 on the subject Protein Engineering in de group of prof. Maarten Merkx. Currently, she is a PhD student at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen where she researches uptake, distribution, and concentration effects of nanomedicine. The grant funds (€ 9000) enable Lisanne to spend three months in Barcelona, where she will gain a thorough introduction to new imaging techniques, including super-resolution microscopy.

Maaike van den Boomen graduated this year in the group of prof. Klaas Nicolay; she won the incentive award awarded by the University Fund Eindhoven (€ 1000). Now she is working as a Trainee Clinical Application Specialist at GE Healthcare.

Marina van Damme Grant

TU/e is keen to give a career boost to female engineering graduates or PhDs of TU/e. The Marina van Damme grant is a nudge in the right direction for them. The grant is worth € 9,000 and is intended to deepen or extend knowledge or provide international orientation in the shape of a study, traineeship or project. Thanks to Marina van Damme, the grant can be awarded each year by the  University Fund Eindhoven (UFe), which also makes two incentive awards of € 1,000 each.