Winners of the Klokhuis science award 2023
Winners of the Klokhuis science award 2023

Klokhuis science award for Anouk Tosserams and Jorik Nonnekes

The research 'Dad can't walk but he can hop' is the winner of the seventh Klokhuis science award. The winning project is by Anouk Tosserams, doctor-PhD student Rehabilitation & Neurology, and Dr. Jorik Nonnekes, rehabilitation doctor of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour. The winner was announced by Klokhuis presenter Nizar during the International Science Film Festival in Nijmegen.

A shortlist of 10 nominations was made from the more than 80 entries. And children aged 9 to 12 could vote for their favorite research. In total, more than 11,000 children voted.

Dad can't walk, but he can hop

People with Parkinson's can move less well. By doing certain 'tricks', such as hopping, bouncing a ball, or walking like a cowboy, this often works out better. In the research of Anouk Tosserams and Dr. Jorik Nonnekes has studied why these tricks work so well, and what exactly happens in the brain.

About the Klokhuis science award

The aim of the award is to familiarize a broad and young audience with scientific research in the Netherlands. The award was first awarded in 2016. The Klokhuis Science Prize rewards interesting and relevant scientific research for children aged 9 to 12 years. A science episode of Het Klokhuis will be devoted to the research area of the winning research. Take a look at the other nominees:

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