18 November 2019

NWO Physics Valorisation Prize for UM Professor Ron Heeren

This year's prize for the best knowledge utilisation in physics goes to distinguished university professor Ron Heeren, the scientific director of M4I, the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging institute. Ron Heeren receives the prize for his successful translation of physics research to the market and for his contribution to patient diagnostics. He works on improving clinical diagnostics by means of mass spectrometry imaging and implemented a method at Maastricht UMC+ that allows surgeons to see, during the operation, whether the outer edge of excited tissue is free of tumour cells.