24 June 2015

Hans Clevers receives McEwen Award for Innovation

Hans Clevers
Hans Clevers

Hans Clevers, professor in Molecular genetics at Utrecht University, receives The McEwen Award for Innovation together with Irving Weissman (Stanford). The researchers receive the award for original thinking and ground-breaking research on stem cells and regenerative medicine that opens new avenues of exploration towards the understanding or treatment of human disease or affliction. The researchers receive 50.000 dollar each.

The winners will be honoured with the award at the Presidential Symposium of the International Society for Stem Cell (ISSCR) Annual Meeting, June 24, in Stockholm, Sweden.

This study is closely related to Utrecht University’s strategic research theme Life Sciences, under the sub-theme of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells, which focuses on repairing and replacing tissue.