Ecologist from Utrecht is New Scientist Science Talent 2021

Ecologist from Utrecht is New Scientist Science Talent 2021

Two UM finalists didn't win

11-06-2021 · News

Two of the three finalists were from Maastricht, but it is researcher Edwin Pos from Utrecht who may call himself Science Talent of the year. The news was announced by the popular scientific journal New Scientist at the De Balie on Thursday evening (10 June), where the three finalists gave a presentation.

Ecologist from Utrecht is New Scientist Science Talent 2021Pos, who researches how ecosystems change, won on the basis of votes from the public (a total of seven thousand) and the assessment of a jury of five. He received a cash prize of 2,500 euro.

So, the two researchers from Maastricht who didn’t win: biomedical scientist Aurélie Carlier designed a virtual patient, which doctors can use to get a better view of broken bones and design new therapies; neuroscientist Kay Dekkers developed a model that produces a score that gives people insight into their ‘brain health’.

Dutch and Flemish universities had put forward a total of fifty young researchers for the New Scientist Science Talent award 2021.