25 jan. 2013

KLV-WUF thesisprize 2011-2012

The winners

Agrotechnology and Food Sciences Frans Boogaard, titel thesis: 'Comparison of two fundamentally different approaches to manipulator motion planning'
Mentor: Christos Kolympiris, chair group holder: Eldert van Henten

Environmental Sciences Anna Wegner, titel titel thesis: 'Effects of nanopolystyrene on the feeding behaviour of the blue mussel' Mentor: Bart Koelmans, chair group holder: Marten Scheffer

Social Sciences Sebastian Hoenen, titel thesis: 'Do Patents Increase Venture Capital Investements between Rounds of Financing?'
Mentor: Christos Kolympiris, chair group holder: Onno Omta

Life Sciences Hanna Rövenich, titel thesis: 'Identification of novel Cladosporium fulvum effector proteins'
Mentor: Christos Kolympiris, chair group holder: Pierre de Wit

The prize winner of each domain will receive €500 per thesis, a bronze sculpture of the ‘Wageningen Tree’ by Sjoerd Buisman, a certificate and a jury report.

The overall prize winner is Hanna Rovenich, she receives €1.000 instead of €500. The festive and public prize ceremony has taken place at 16:30 hrs on 7th February 2013 during the Winter Annual Introduction Days of Wageningen University in the Forum building, in Wageningen.

More info

From left to right:
1. Prof. dr. A. Kuijvenhoven 2. Sebastian Hoenen 3. Ellen Besseling ( took prize on behalf of Anna Wegner) 4. Prof. dr. ir. E. Jacobsen 5. Hanna Rövenich 6. Prof. dr. ir. G. van Straten 7. Frans Boogaard 8. Ir. Janine J. Quist

One member of the jury is missing on the photo: Prof. dr. ir. L. Stroosnijder.

Background information

The thesis prize is for Wageningen University students who have written an excellent thesis or publication in the master phase of their study.

Each year 4 Wageningen University students are awarded a thesis prize for its level of excellence by the Wageningen University Fund (WUF). One prize is awarded per education domain. The 4 domains are: life sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences, and agro-technology and food.

Starting in 2012, the Wageningen University Fund will also extend an overall excellence thesis prize chosen from the winners of the 4 domains.

The jury bases its judgment of the theses namely on their technical-scientific quality, written presentatie, application in practice and the quality of research in the scientific field.


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