AR&D mini symposium and grant award ceremony
11-09-2020 15:00 11-09-2020 18:00 Online

AR&D mini symposium and grant award ceremony

On 11 September 2020, from 15:00 - 18:00 hours, AR&D will host an online event in which we will officially award the AR&D grants of 2020 to the winners, who will also pitch their winning project!

Furthermore we invited Prof. dr. Martine de Vries of the LUMC and Dr. Norah van Mello of the Amsterdam UMC as keynote speakers.


The AR&D event is free of charge and open for everybody, but we do ask you to register.

Deadline for registration: Wednesday September 9th

Thursday September 10th, the link to the online meeting will be sent to the email address you filled out in your registration form.

Register HERE now!


15:15h  Norah van Mello

Dr. Norah van Mello

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Amsterdam University Medical Centers

"Gynaecological and obstetric aspects of trans men"

15:30h  Martine de Vries

Prof. dr. Martine de Vries

Department of Medical Ethics & Health Law
Leiden University Medical Center

"Ethics of infertility treatments. Is the sky the limit?"

15:45h  Questions and discussion

16:00h  AR&D retreat - The series

16:05h  Grant award ceremony & pitches of the winning projects

Grant type 1: Start Small, Think Big

Marsh Königs
Emma Children’s Hospital
Amsterdam UMC
"The PEPR Study: PErsonalised PRognosis for Children with Traumatic Brain Injury"

Miriam Zagers
Center for Reproductive Medicine, Amsterdam UMC
"The in vivo environment of human preimplantation embryos”

Grant type 2: In Between

Myrthe Smits
Center for Reproductive Medicine, Amsterdam UMC
"Senescence as a driving force in ovarian ageing and female fertility decline"

Yousif Dawood
Medical Biology and Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Amsterdam UMC
"The human fetal microbiome: fact or fiction?"

Grant type 3: The Bigger Picture

Marieke Buijtendijk
Department of Medical Biology
Amsterdam UMC
"3D foetal heart models to improve prenatal detection of congenital heart disease"