After a forced break of 2 years, last year we were happy to organize the first renewed edition of the Science & Awards Day, in October 2022

In this event we combined the separate events of the AMC Awards session and the VUmc Science Exchange Day, as over the past years also the groups and departments of VUmc and AMC have merged into Amsterdam UMC

Many researchers joined this successful day, following workshops, listening to key-note speakers, and discussing on research during the poster session

In the afternoon, prizes were awarded:

Best PhD Thesis

  1. Winner: Annemijn Jonkman
  2. Runner-ups: Max Senders & Laura Kim Mae Han

Best PhD Thesis Design: Winner: Laura Han

Best PhD Research Project

  1. Winner: Leah Wilk
  2. Runner-ups: Lianne Mulder & Paola Tello Valverde

PhD Scholarships

  1. Sean Joseph Jurgens
  2. Annemiek ter Wee
  3. Lois van der Minnen
  4. Steven Eleonora
  5. Eva Cohen
  6. Anne van den Hunk

Young Talent Fund

  1. Ulrika Boulund
  2. Chantal Hulshof
  3. Margot Morssinkhof
  4. Nick Nurmohamed
  5. Martijn van der Ree
  6. Leon Rinkel
  7. Jenny Schnyder
  8. Noreen Siddiqui
  9. Henk van Voorst
  10. Leonoor Wijdeveld

Second edition Science & Awards Day

We have already scheduled the second edition for Friday 8 March 2024, location AMC. Because it is still far away in time, the program is not yet known. If more information is available, we will add this here. Please check this webpage regularly

Encourage collaboration and communication

The goal of this event is to encourage collaboration and communication between researchers of the Amsterdam UMC, across the borders of different departments and research institutes. The S&AD2024 will give you a unique opportunity to present your research, expand your network and get involved in interesting discussions with fellow researchers from research institutes of both locations. Inspiring keynote speakers, interactive workshops, poster pitches and award sessions will be ingredients during the day

During the drinks, at the end of the day, we will make a toast to the winners

Prizes to be awarded

- Amsterdam UMC PhD Thesis Award

- Amsterdam UMC PhD Thesis Design Award

- Amsterdam UMC PhD Poster Award

- Amsterdam UMC PhD Publication Award

- Amsterdam UMC PhD Scholarships

- Amsterdam UMC Young Talent Fund

These Amsterdam UMC awards will be presented on Friday 8 March 2024

Would you like to organize the next edition of this event?

Are you creative and would you like to organize this event with us? We are looking for 4 PhD candidates who want to help us. Note: you get 3 EC, doing this job

So, if you are interested please send an email to to sign up!