On Tuesday 14 February, dr Annemieke Witteveen, assistant professor at the Biomedical Signals and Systems group at the EEMCS faculty, focussing on Personalised E-health technology for Oncology, accepted her KNAW Early Career Award. The award ceremony took place at the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam. Dr Witteveen was awarded for her work in the domain Medical, Medical Biology and Health Sciences.
With her research, dr Witteveen aims to improve the quality of life after cancer. To this end, she develops models for personal prediction, monitoring and recommendations for the late effects of cancer. These include the online model to predict the risk of breast cancer recurrence, which is used daily in hospitals. Annemieke leads several projects on eHealth technology, such as the optimal treatment of cancer-related fatigue, smart monitoring, and the influence of lifestyle on late effects after cancer.
About the KNAW Early Career Awards
The KNAW Early Career Award is presented annually to 12 young researchers from all fields of science. Dr Witteveen is the first UT researcher to have been awarded. The award is intended for researchers in the Netherlands who are at the beginning of their careers and who have innovative, original ideas. In addition to a cash prize, the award consists of a personal work of art.