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Team Science Award for Life Science Trace Detection Laboratory

Date of news: 9 January 2023

The team of the Life Science Trace Detection Laboratory has been awarded the Radboud University Faculty of Science Team Science Award. The prize was awarded during the New Year's reception of the Faculty of Science on January 9th, 2023. Simona Cristescu, group leader TDLab: "I am happy and proud that my team received the award as a symbol of our accomplishments. I really enjoyed the spirit and energy of the team. A huge thanks to everyone making it a success and the most sincere thanks to the jury members."

Publications in scientific journals demonstrate the contribution of the team members the jury says. They measured the effect of exercise on people with various health conditions. The topic is therefore complex and interdisciplinary, and it contributes to solving a scientific or societally relevant question. "They carried out very interesting and innovative experiments using volunteers during the 4-Daagse, and developing tools such as a Cargo Bike to monitor air quality. The team is well composed, comprising PD, PhD students, undergraduate students and senior scientists and coordinator. Nice to see the contributions from students and the help of educational support."

The Life Science Trace Detection Laboratory is part of the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) of Radboud University. The research group  focuses on reliable detection and quantification of volatile compounds in complex gas mixtures. They develop and apply techniques and analytical methodologies using state-of-the-art laser-based spectroscopy and mass spectrometry for a wide range of gas concentrations (from sub ppb level to ppm and percentages). Applications can be biomarkers detection and monitoring for precision medicine, fruit storage, dairy farming, air pollution monitoring and plasma diagnostics.

We warmly congratulate Simona Cristescu and her team with this award.


Film Team Science Award

Watch the film about the Team Science Award: https://youtu.be/a1QD_49zKzs

More information

Simona Cristescu: simona.cristescu@ru.nl
Website: Trace Detection Laboratory: www.ru.nl/TDLab
IMM Communications: miriam.heijmerink@ru.nl