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Eveline Crone, professor by special appointment of Neurocognitive and affective adolescent development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), will receive a prize from the Dutch Network of Female Professors (LNVH) to mark its tenth anniversary.

Eveline Crone, professor by special appointment of Neurocognitive and affective adolescent development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and professor of Neurocognitive Developmental Psychology at Leiden University, will receive a prize from the Dutch Network of Female Professors (LNVH) to mark its tenth anniversary. The LNVH jubilee prize consists of a sum of 5,000 euros and a certificate of appreciation. Prof. Esther Lutgens will also receive the jubilee prize. Lutgens, professor by special appointment of Immunopathology of the vascular wall at Maastricht University, will soon begin her academic career at the UvA’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA).

A total of four outstanding young female academics from the Humanities, (natural) sciences, social sciences and medical sciences receive the prize from the LNVH. The other winners are Prof. Nynke Dekker (TU Delft) and Dr Beatrice de Graaf (Leiden University). A jury of distinguished academics selected the four most brilliant candidates out of 175 submissions. The jury consisted of: Piet Borst, Marise Born, Frances Brazier, Els Goulmy, Aafke Hulk, Marita Mathijsen, Peter Nijkamp, ​​Ronald Plasterk (chairman)and Wim van Saarloos.

The LNVH seeks to gain extra attention for the wealth of female academic talent in the Netherlands by means of the jubilee prize. The four women who have just received this prize have an impressive track record at a relatively young age. The ceremony will take place during the LNVH jubilee celebrations on 6 October 2011 at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht.

About Eveline Crone

Crone (1975) is professor by special appointment of Neurocognitive and affective adolescent development at the UvA and professor of Neurocognitive Developmental Psychology at Leiden University. She has accumulated an impressive number of prizes, including a Veni and Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), an ERC Starting Grant and the Early Career Award 2011 from the Society for Psychophysiological Research. In 2005, Crone set up the Brain & Development laboratory in Leiden. Her research group investigates brain development in children and adolescents. In 2010, she was appointed as a member of the Education Council of the NWO. From 2009-2010, she was chairwoman of the Young Academy. In 2008, Crone wrote the bestseller The teenage brain, which has enjoyed successive reprints.

About the LNVH

The Dutch Network of Female Professors began informally in the nineties and became a foundation on 9 August 2001. The LNVH is a network of over 600 female professors (83% of the total female professors in the Netherlands). They come from all disciplines and all universities and research institutes in the Netherlands. Since March 2010, female associate professors can also become members. The LNVH is committed to equal representation for women within the university community. The LNVH is supported by the NWO and the Ministry of Education.