The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has selected Connie Bezzina as new member. The Academy has about five hundred and fifty members. Members are appointed for life. The new members will be installed on Monday 17 September 2018.
Connie Bezzina has spent the past two decades conducting groundbreaking research on inherited cardiac disorders that lead to sudden death at a young age. One of her discoveries was that multiple genes can cause ventricular fibrillation. Bezzina’s research makes it possible to identify patients with a genetic predisposition for sudden cardiac death sooner, leaving more time for preventive therapy, treatment with drugs, and the implantation of a defibrillator. Bezzina works closely with medical professionals and is an inspiring example for many young female researchers. Bron: KNAW