During the NWO Chains meeting in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, on December 4-6, Alice Bolner from the group of Puck Knipscheer received the Dr. Bert L. Schram Award. The prize is awarded for the best lecture by a young scientist in the field of biochemistry and/or molecular biology.
The Chains meeting is visited by 1500 people working in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology, and offers researchers the opportunity to meet the Dutch chemical research communities, and to get an overview of recent scientific breakthroughs and ‘hot topics’ within chemistry and the innovative Dutch chemical sector. It is the event where chemists (PhD students and postdocs to professors and R&D scientists) in science and industry come together.
Every year, the Netherlands Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NVBMB) awards the Dr. Bert L. Schram award to young scientists in the field of biochemistry and related fields. Alice won the prize for her lecture on the work on endogenous DNA interstrand crosslinks, the Fanconi anemia pathway and a newly identified pathway.