Thesis award 2021



Thesis award of the Netherlands' Society for

Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering




The thesis award is granted each year for the best PhD thesis in the area of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering.


The award consists of a certificate and a prize of €2021 to be spent at the laureate's wish.


The research will be judged on the basis of:

  • New insights obtained by this work
  • Scientific quality
  • Presentation
  • Accessibility for non-specialists


Candidates have obtained their PhD degree at a Dutch university, on research in the area of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering. The PhD ceremony must be between August 1, 2020, and August 1, 2021. The candidate, or his (co)–promotor, must be a member of the Society. The candidate is willing to present his/her work at the Dutch Biophysics conference, on October 11th, 2021. See the conference website for an impression:

A submission consists of a link to a pdf version of the thesis, to be sent by e-mail to:     Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.

In addition, the candidate must submit a motivation letter of at most 1 A4, describing why his/her work is important, and why it deserves this award. The list of candidates will not be made public.


The jury will be appointed by the board of the Society.

Time schedule

Candidates must submit their thesis before July 5, 2021. The winner will be notified before September 1th, 2021.

The award ceremony takes place at the Dutch Biophysics conference, Veldhoven, NL, on Monday October 11th, 2021.