Stan Brouns of the Laboratory of Microbiology at Wageningen University will receive the Beijerinck Premium (EUR 25,000), intended for young, outstanding Dutch researchers working in the field of virology.
About the laureate
Dr Stan Brouns, Assistant Professor with the Laboratory of Microbiology at Wageningen University, is receiving the 2013 Beijerinck Premium for his research into the bacterial system of immunity against viruses. He has published in Science and other journals about this conceptual breakthrough. Brouns has already been awarded Veni and Vici funding for his research by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.