NVHG Young Investigators Awards

The "Young Investigator Award" (YIA) of the Dutch Society for Human Genetics, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Humane Genetica (NVHG), will be awarded to a young, talented researcher (PhD). With the award the NVHG wants to stimulate the young researcher by highlighting their achievements and support them to build a strong CV. The award is Euro 500,- and will be presented at the annual NVHG symposium.

YIA 2018

The NVHG received 7 nominations for the 2018 NVHG Young Investigator award (deadline1 July 2018, download the call ). The winner will be announced on October 2, during the annual NVHG symposium. A warm "Thank you!" for those that took the time to nominate a candidate.

Overview YIA winners

NVHG Young Investigator Award 2018



At the annual symposium at Papendal, the NVHG presented the 2018 ‘Young Investigator Award’ to Marc Jan Bonder for his PhD-thesis "The interplay between genetics, the microbiome, DNA-methylation & gene-expression" 


NVHG Young Investigator Award 2016



At the annual symposium in Amsterdam, the NVHG presented the 2016 ‘Young Investigator Award’ to Laurent Francioli.

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NVHG Young Investigator Award 2014



On October 3, at the annual symposium, the NVHG presented the 2014 ‘Young Investigator Award’ to Christian Gilissen.


NVHG Young Investigators Award 2011

Heleen Arts, UMC St. Radboud (Nijmegen), won the NVHG Young Investigators Award 2011, presented at the 2-day NVHG spring symposium in Veldhoven.

NVHG Young Investigators Award 2009

Lude Franke, UMC Groningen (Groning), won the NVHG Young Investigators Award 2009, presented at the 2-day NVHG spring symposium in Veldhoven.