Together with artist Marie van Vollenhoven, Dr. Jerry Spanakis and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weiss were nominated for the Klokhuis Wetenschapsprijs 2017 with their project The Infinity Games. The popular Dutch children’s tv show gives out the award annually (web page in Dutch).
On Friday 22 September, Maastricht University signed a new partnership with the United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNSIF) and nine leading universities worldwide to join the UNSIF Research Council.
Two UM publications present evidence for relationship between cardiovascular diseases and cognitive decline (MUMC+ press).
The e-health application MyIBDcoach has resulted in a 50% reduction in the number of hospital admissions, fewer out-patient visits and better medication compliance in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease (MUMC+ news).
Van Marken Lichtenbelt’s discovery of brown adipose tissue in adults in 2009 led to the research of ways to activate and increase brown adipose tissue. On 9 October 2017 foreman of the jury José van Dijck (president KNAW) will announce the winner of the Huibregsten Prize during the Night of Science & Society (Avond van Wetenschap & Maatschappij).
The KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) has appointed prof. dr. Anita Jansen, full professor of experimental clinical psychology and dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, as a member of the Academy.