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Brilliant Marine Research Idea

VLIZ launches yearly a call for ‘Brilliant Marine Research Ideas’ intended to inspire and enable PhD students affiliated to a Flemish University or Flemish University College to execute a brilliant idea during their PhD within the frame of their research.

This grant is awarded in the framework of VLIZ philanthropy and the projects need to contribute to the scientific knowledge about coastal and marine areas anywhere in the world.

Laureates ‘Brilliant Marine Research Idea’ grants 2021

Predoc VLIZ BMRI-grants:
  • Soria Delva - Beyond genetics: exploring the contribution of epigenetics to thermal adaptation in brown seaweeds
    UGent - Phycology lab
  • Alexander Hooyberg - The Nexus10 MKII for holistic insights in the physiological drivers behind mental health restoration from virtual coastal landscapes
    UGent Vakgroep Volksgezondheid & eerstelijnszorg - VLIZ
  • Valérie Mattelin - Integration of taxonomic and phenotypic fingerprints of marine plastic degrading communities
    UGent - CMET
Junior postdoc BMRI-grant, co-sponsored by DEME and Antea Group:
  • Glenn Strypsteen - Building with nature: Aeolian sediment input to engineered dunes
  • KU Leuven - Bruges Campus

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Former laureates