Bernadette de Bakker nominated for The New Scientist Science Talent Prize


Diving into the Wonders of Early Life: Nominated for The New Scientist Science Talent Prize

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A groundbreaking exploration into the realm of embryonic development and fetal anatomy has garnered international recognition, as Bernadette de Bakker, MD PhD, in collaboration with an exceptional team of PhD candidates, students and fellow researchers, is nominated for The New Scientist Science Talent Prize.

With a focus on unraveling the intricacies of our earliest stages of life, dr. de Bakker and team have embarked on a transformative journey of discovery. Through the invaluable contributions of numerous compassionate parents who have graciously donated the gift of their departed embryos and fetuses to science, via the Dutch Fetal Biobank, new frontiers of knowledge are being charted.

This unprecedented initiative has led to a deeper understanding of embryonic development, fetal anatomy and high-resolution imaging. The team’s pioneering work has even shed light on the etiology of birth defects, paving the way for potential breakthroughs in prenatal care and maternal-fetal health.

The New Scientist Science Talent Prize, in its illustrious 7th edition, seeks to recognize and honor the brightest scientific minds within the Netherlands and Flanders. The winner of this prestigious accolade will be determined by an esteemed jury, selecting from the top five contestants who secure the most votes. Dr. de Bakker encourages supporters to cast their votes and share in this remarkable journey of scientific exploration.

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Special thanks extend to Dean Prof. Dr. Hans van Goudoever, who nominated dr. de Bakker on behalf of Amsterdam UMC, underscoring the institution’s commitment to cutting-edge scientific advancement.