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Master Thesis Award

Every year VLIZ awards two prizes for master theses written at a Flemish university, or written by a Flemish researcher at a non-Flemish institution. Both fundamental and applied research in all branches of marine sciences is taken into consideration.

The annual VLIZ Master Thesis Awards are aimed at recognising and rewarding the work of meritorious young marine researchers. This way VLIZ hopes to encourage them to continue to provide high-quality scientific contributions in the future and to promote marine scientific research in Flanders. Every year the best two papers are selected. The prizes amount to EUR 500 each and are reserved for young researchers who have been graduated for no more than two years at a Flemish university or college, or to Flemish young researchers who graduated from an international university or college (graduation in the past two years).

The VLIZ Master Thesis Awards 2020 are awarded to

  • Nanou Goedefroo (IMBRSea - UGENT) for the thesis "The spatio-temporal evolution of a newly created mussel bed and its effects on benthic communities"
  • Anjali Gopakumar (IMBRSea - UGENT) for the thesis "Mercury accumulation in fishes from North-East and North-West Barents Sea during the polar night"

The award will be presented on Wednesday 3 March 2021 on the occasion of the annual VLIZ Marine Science Day #VMSD21(online event, information on www.vliz.be/vmsd).

Former laureates