Lisa Bruil receives Kees Bakker Award
On 16 January student Lisa Bruil from the Institute of Biology Leiden was awarded the annual prize from the Stichting Prof. dr. K. Bakker-Fonds for her outstanding results as BSc-student.
Lisa Bruil received the Kees Bakker Award (Kees Bakker-Prijs) from Professor emeritus Eddy van der Meijden in the presence of IBL Director of Education Professor Han de Winde. The jury was unanimously impressed by Lisa's excellent theoretical and practical performances in all academic fields of her BSc-study (Cum laude, 8.4) at Leiden University.
The award consists of a certificate of qualification and an amount of €1500. The incentive award is to be spend on acquiring international scientific experience. The prize is awarded each year to the best BSc-student at the Institute of Biology Leiden with the highest grades and ambition to specialise in evolutionary and/or ecological studies. Lisa wants to use the money to do a Master or internship abroad on the topic of ecology, behaviour and conservation.
About Kees Bakker
Kees Bakker was Professor of Animal Ecology at the Institute of Evolutionary and Ecological Studies, which merged with the Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences into the Institute of Biology Leiden in 2009. He was well-known for his experimental studies on competition in Drosophila and a vivid proponent of the evolutionary approach. He retired in 1991 and passed away in 2010. His discipline of study is continued at the IBL by several specialists on plant, insect and microbial ecology; see for example the personal pages of Martijn Bezemer, Peter Klinkhamer, Daniel Rozen, Klaas Vrieling and Maurijn van der Zee.