Press photos Heineken Young Scientists Awards 2016

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Heineken Young Scientists Award for Biochemistry and Biophysics 2016

Dr E.R. (Edze) Westra (32), research fellow at the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), is receiving the 2016 Heineken Young Scientists Award for Biochemistry and Biophysics for his cross-disciplinary study of CRISPR-Cas, a natural adaptive immune system in bacteria.

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Heineken Young Scientists Award for Medicine 2016

Dr M.R. (Mariëtte) Boon (27), researcher at Leiden University Medical Centre, is receiving the 2016 Heineken Young Scientist Award for Medicine for her research on ‘brown fat’, a special type of fat cell that converts glucose and lipids into body heat.

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Heineken Young Scientists Award for History 2016

Dr K.J. (Karwan) Fatah-Black (35), assistant professor at Leiden University, is receiving the 2016 Heineken Young Scientists Award for History for his study of Dutch formal and informal transatlantic trade in the Golden Age, especially the trade in slaves.

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Heineken Young Scientists Award for Environmental Sciences 2016

Dr W. (Wouter) Halfwerk (35), assistant professor at VU University Amsterdam, is receiving the 2016 Heineken Young Scientists Award for Environmental Sciences for his creative research on how humans alter communication between animals in nature.

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Heineken Young Scientists Award for Cognitive Sciences 2016

Dr J. (Jasper) Poort (33), researcher at University College London, is receiving the 2016 Heineken Young Scientists Award for Cognitive Sciences for his research on how our brain takes rapid decisions by focusing on the most important information available.

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