The Westerdijk Award for Lilly Verhagen


Dr. Lilly Verhagen has won the Westerdijk award (named after the famous mycologist and the first female professor in the Netherlands, Johanna Westerdijk (photo left)  for her thesis on ‘Respiratory infections in Venezuelan children, interplay between host, pathogen and environment’, which she defended on April 15, 2014.

She received the price at the Spring Meeting of the Royal Dutch Society for Medical Microbiology from Professor Craig Venter. Lilly did her PhD study in Venezuela and in the Laboratory of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Radboudumc. 





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