DutchBiophysics BIOPM thesis award

The thesis award of the Netherlands' Society for Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering is granted each year for the best PhD thesis in the area of biophysics and biomedical engineering. The award consists of a certificate and a money prize of 2019 euros.


The research will be judged on the basis of:

  • New insights obtained by this work
  • Scientific quality
  • Presentation
  • Accessibility for non-specialists

The jury will be appointed by the board of the Society.


Candidates have obtained their PhD degree at a Dutch university, on research in the area of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering. The PhD ceremony must be between 1 August 2018 and 1 August 2019. The candidate, or his/her (co)–promotor, must be a member of the Society. The candidate is willing to present his/her work at the DutchBiophysics conference in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Date and time will follow. See the conference website for a photo impression.

A submission consists of a link to a pdf version of the thesis, to be sent by email to:

In addition, the candidate must submit a motivation letter of at most one A4, describing why his/her work is important, and why it deserves this award. The list of candidates will not be made public.

BioPM thesis award

The winner of the BioPM thesis award 2019 is Tom Kamperman, University of Twente.

Time schedule

Candidates must submit their thesis before 1 July 2019. The winner will be notified before 3 September 2019.

Award ceremony

The award ceremony takes place at the DutchBiophysics conference on Monday 7 October 2019, 19.50 hrs in the Brabantzaal.

DutchBiophysics Poster Prize

The DutchBiophysics Poster Prize is granted each year for the best PhD poster in the area of biophysics and biomedical engineering.

Voting for a Poster

You can vote for posters for this year’s DutchBiophysics Poster Prize!

General procedure

  • Participants will visit the posters and are encouraged to ask questions to the presenters.All participants can give their vote on the best posters via the DutchBiophysics 2019 app. Voting via the app closes at 12.30 hrs on Tuesday 8 October 2019. (Information about downloading the app will follow soon.)
  • The jury receives a shortlist, evaluates the highest ranking posters and selects the winner. The chair of the jury will award the third, second and first place prizes during the plenary closing session of the meeting on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

Evaluation criteria

Please judge the posters based on the following aspects:

  • The quality of the scientific content
  • The way in which the research and the results are explained on the poster
  • The lay-out and design of the poster
  • The author must be present during the poster session; no-show = no prize.

Poster sessions

The poster session consists of two parts:

  1. Monday 7 October – 16.00 - 18.00 hrs (odd poster numbers);
  2. Tuesday 8 October – 11.30 - 13.25 hrs (even poster numbers). 

Jury members

Will follow.

Award ceremony

The award ceremony takes place at the DutchBiophysics conference on Tuesday 8 October 2019, 15.45 - 15.50 hrs.