Thursday April 16 the Prof van der Want MSc thesis award will be handed out to Jim Baggen for his MSc thesis project performed in the Laboratory of Virology of Wageningen University.
The award is given every two years for the best Wageningen MSc thesis or internship report on a virological topic. Only students that continue their scientific career in virology are eligible for this price.
During the ceremony, Jim Baggen will give a lecture, in which he explains his MSc thesis research. He will also talk about his current research at Utrecht University. The title of his presentation is: 'Functions of Chikungunya virus nsP3 and receptor usage of Human Enterovirus D68'.
The ceremony will start at 3.30 PM in room M10 of the Radix building at Wageningen Campus. Feel free to come and listen if you are interested.
Prof. dr. Jan van der Want (1921-2007) was the second chair holder of the Laboratory of Virology (1961-1986). In 2007 the Van der Want family has installed a fund to reward excellent master students of Wageningen University for virological literature reviews, thesis or internship reports.