McKinsey & Company Award 2015

28/10/2015 13:43

On Tuesday October 18, the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and McKinsey & Company have awarded the annual scientific prizes to dr. Jeroen Luyten and dr. Nico De Leu. Both laureates have received this prize for their excellent PhD research, and for demonstrating the social and economic relevance of their work.

Jeroen Luyten has obtained his PhD in 2014 from the University of Antwerp doing research on Equity, efficiency and public health: studies in the ethics and economics of vaccination policy. He is currently a research associate at the London School of Economics.

Nico De Leu has focused on VEGF and endothelial cells for beta cell protection, (re)generation and transplantation, research with an important therapeutic impact for diabetes patients. Dr. Nico De Leu has obtained his PhD from VUB, where he is continuing his work as a postdoctoral researcher.

The McKinsey & Company awards, amounting to €5,000 each, reward young researchers for excellent scientific work in exact sciences, applied sciences, social, economic or management sciences or biomedical sciences. The candidates have to be able to demonstrate the social and/or economic relevance of their work or a concrete implementation of the results obtained. FWO and the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) cooperatie with McKinsey & Company for organizing and awarding these annual prizes.

Photo:Nico De Leu (VUB), Bart Van Beek (FWO), Jeroen Luyten (UAntwerpen/LSE)