Máxima researcher João Lobo receives Tom Voûte Young Investigator Award
For an optimal treatment for children with a germ cell tumor it is essential to establish the exact type. Researcher João Lobo studies the characteristics of germ cell tumors to be able to distinguish between the different types. For this work, he received the Tom Voûte Young Investigator Award.
During the Tom Voûte Young Investigator Awards Lobo presented his work for a jury and room filled with researchers and clinicians. The overall level of presentations was high according to the jury members. They were much impressed by Lobo. As one of the winners, he received this prize that is annually awarded by KiKa.
In addition to Lobo, researcher Inge van der Werf from Amsterdam UMC received the award for her research into potential medications for acute myeloid leukemia. Both of them received €2500 that they may spend on research or personal development.
Earlier this year, young talent Lobo was praised for his work at the European Congress of Pathology in Nice. Here he received the price for the second best oral presentation. ‘Two very impressive achievements and important recognition for the work that we perform’, says his promotor Leendert Looijenga about his PhD student.