News - October 28, 2004

Three winners

Three PhD researchers were awarded the Storm-van der Chijs stipend last week for their ‘excellent research efforts’. Elke Scholten of the Food Physics group received the prize for her pioneering research on interfacial properties in phase separating protein-polysaccharide mixtures. Olga Vigiak of the Erosion and Soil & Water Conservation group has developed a classification system that land users can apply themselves to determine the erosion potential in their area. Kerensa Broersen of the Food Chemistry group received the stipend for her research on the role of proteins in the development of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Each received 1500 euros and a certificate. / GvM