Utrecht - Hubrecht Institute. Photography by Thijs Rooimans 26 June 2022 Taobuk Da Vinci Award for Hans Clevers Back to news On the 19th of June, Hans Clevers, advisor/guest researcher at the Hubrecht Institute, received the Taobuk Da Vinci Award at the International Study Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Intelligent Machines, part of the Taobuk Festival, in Taormina, Italy. He received this prize for his discoveries in the organoid and stem cell fields. The Taobuk Awards were established in 2014 and are awarded every year to personalities of the highest profile in the literary, artistic and civil world. Taobuk established the prestigious Taobuk Da Vinci Award for the first time this year. The award bears the name of Leonardo Da Vinci, a revolutionary scientist, and will be awarded every year to personalities who have distinguished themselves in the medical-scientific world. Hans Clevers was the first to receive the Taobuk Da Vinci Award “for the excellence and the innovation of [his] discoveries, which promote the use of technology in the organoid research and in the study of stem cells, opening up a world of possibilities in both developmental biology and translational research and giving an outstanding contribute to the fields of life sciences, biology, chemistry and medicine.” At the festival, Clevers talked about his work on organoids and stem cells, opening a reflection on today’s frontiers of science, and on the relationship between technology and medicine. Hans Clevers receives the Taobuk Da Vinci Award. Hans Clevers is advisor/guest researcher at the Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research and at the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology. He is also University Professor at the University Utrecht and Oncode Investigator.