The two prizes are awarded every year to researchers who have shown a certain degree of courage, stuck their necks out, and refused to flinch in the face of opposition. Every year, the Hermesdorf Award goes to senior researchers at Radboud University or Radboud university medical center, and the Hermesdorf Talent Award goes to a researcher at the start of their career. Both prizes will be presented on 9 January 2023, during Radboud University’s New Year’s gathering.
Winner of the 2022 Hermesdorf Award
COVID-19 has dominated our world for nearly three years now. In addition to praise, scientific experts were also the recipient of many negative reactions, and sometimes even threats. For the past two years, epidemiologist Alma Tostmann and Professor of Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases Chantal Rovers have devoted a lot of energy to sharing their knowledge about the COVID-19 virus with the public. Within the Netherlands, the two have grown into some of the most important and familiar faces within the COVID-19 debate.