Natalia Ortiz awarded for the KNMP Student Prize
Natalia Ortiz, a current PhD student in our department, was awarded the KNMP Student Prize during the last autumn Congress 2014 of the Royal Dutch Pharmacists Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Maatschappij ter bevordering der Pharmacie, KNMP), held in Utrecht at the beginning of October.
This prize is annually awarded by the KNMP to one student from each of the Dutch universities offering pharmacy related programs: Leiden, Utrecht and Groningen. For this prize, students are selected on the basis of their overall study results, including their research projects and thesis. During her master studies, Natalia performed her 9-months internship at our department, working on the sodium binding pocket of the adenosine A 2A Receptor. Afterwards, she performed a 6-months internship at CHDR where she worked with projects related with the preservation of old antibiotics, such as fosfomycin. The KNMP is the Dutch organization for professional pharmacists and pharmacy in general, which promotes the interests of the pharmaceutical sector and stimulates the scientific practice of this sector in the Netherlands.