7 October 2019

UM team wins national biology contest

Last week, 3 October, a team competing on behalf of Maastricht University in the national biology ‘Battle of the Universities’ won first prize earning them the title: 'Best biologists of the Netherlands 2019’.

The team consisted of Maastricht Science Programme (MPS) student Selien op den Kamp, MSP alumna Nadja Verspagen and Biomedical Sciences teacher Willem Voncken. The UM team members have won a year-long subscription to Bionieuws, the Golden Microscope 2019 and have earned the title ‘Best Biologists of the Netherlands 2019’.

The UM competed against teams from biology programmes of Leiden University, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, Wageningen University and VU Amsterdam.

General biology at UM can be studied as part of the Maastricht Science Programme and the life sciences-side at Biomedical Sciences.

The competition was organised by Bionieuws the Dutch biweekly journal for Biologists of the Netherlands Association for Biologists NIBI. Bionieuws celebrated its 100th anniversary and organised this event as part of the national ‘Week of Biology’.
UM team wins 'Best Biologists of the Netherlands 2019'

From left to right:

  • Selien op den Kamp (MSP)
  • Willem Voncken (BMS)
  • Nadja Verspagen (MSP)