Annelieke Wentzel received the Overall Thesis Award for her MSc thesis ‘Koi herpesvirus IL10: Bioactivity and signalling pathway’, which the jury qualified as excellent. The award ceremony was held at the Dies Natalis on March 9th.
Annelieke wrote her prize-winning thesis under the supervision of Mary Forlenza, Carla Piazzon and Professor Geert Wiegertjes for the Cell Biology and Immunology Group. According to the jury, the methods that Annelieke used and the results of her research were very innovative, where the findings are very helpful in designing new immunological strategies including new vaccines to protect Koi carp against KHV. Annelieke is currently PhD at Cell Biology and Immunology Group.