The selection committee of the BioSB Young Investigator Award 2020 has unanimously selected this year’s award winner!
The winner is: Jasmijn Baaijens (Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, Boston). Jasmijn started her PhD in bioinformatics at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the group of Prof. Alexander Schönhuth. Her PhD research focused on algorithm development for reconstruction and analysis of microbial genomes, in particular in the context of viral infections. She presented her PhD thesis “De novo approaches to haplotype-aware genome assembly” in September 2019 and obtained her degree at Utrecht University with the distinction cum laude. Read more
Jasmijn will receive the award during the award ceremony during the BioSB 2020 conference October 27th, 16:00 and she will give an honorary lecture with the title: ‘A reference-free solution to the viral quasispecies assembly problem’.