Johan Westerhuis was recently appointed extraordinary professor at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. In his position as extraordinary professor he will be the promotor of Mari van Reenen MSc who studies the metabole effects of acute alcohol abuse. The picture shows Johan Westerhuis (right) with Mari van Reenen (left) and her co-promotor professor Carools Reinecke of NWU.
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On October 13th Ewoud van Velzen (Unilever, Vlaardingen) received the I.M. Kolthoff Award for his PhD thesis entitled Nutrikinetics. The I.M. Kolthoff Award was handed out at Labtechnology/TAC2011 under auspices of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV) for best PhD thesis in analytical chemistry over the period 2007-2011. Ewoud's PhD project was carried out under supervision of Age Smilde, Johan Westerhuis of the BDA group of the University of Amsterdam and John van Duynhoven (Unilever) within the EU Gutsystem project (coordinator Elaine Vaughan, Unilever) and the Nutrtion and Health theme of the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre. The thesis work was carried out within a (EU-funded) part-time secondment of Ewoud from Unilever to the University of Amsterdam. Within this thesis Ewoud introduced the concept of nutrikinetics and demonstrated it within the context of nutritional metabolomics studies. The I.M. Kolthoff Award is a recognition of the high quality, novelty and productivity of Ewoud's thesis as well as his demonstrated ability to advance the field of analytical chemistry.
A method to extract meaningful biological information from multivariate data sets is highlighted on the NBIC website.
Lecture by Johan Westerhuis given in Florence, Februari 2011.
During the 2010 Eastern Analytical Symposium Johan Westerhuis received the EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Chemometrics.
With his poster Difference in metabolic phenotype and urinary kinetics of flavonoid metabolites in humans after a black tea and grape juice/red wine intervention Ewoud van Velzen convinced the jury and was awarded with the best poster prize at the 4th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH 2009) which was held in Yorkshire England from 7-11 December 2009. His work receives a lot of attention with oral presentations at Metabolics 2009 and Metabolomics and More 2010.
Diana Hendrickx was awarded the Hissink prize for the best 2008 MSc thesis in the field of soil science. Diana received the prize on October 2 for her thesis entitled "Karakterisatie en stimulatie van het afbraakpotentieel van vluchtige organische chloorkoolwaterstoffen in de aquifer van de Zenne-site te Vilvoorde-Machelen".
On the 13th September 2009, in Łódź, Poland, Ewa Szymanska received the Best Thesis award for her PhD thesis entitled "Metabolic profiles of urinary nucleosides in urogenital tract cancer diseases". The award is given by Committee on Analytical Chemistry of Polish Academy of Sciences and is given every year for the best Ph.D. thesis in the area of chemical metrology. The award was sponsored by LGC Standards and was given during 52nd Polish Chemical Society Congress.