Utrecht Award for prof. Paul Parren, Leiden University

Utrecht Award for Excellence in Pharmaceutical Research 2017

Photo by Karin Hens

On June 23, 2017 prof. Paul Parren received the Utrecht Award for Excellence in Pharmaceutical Research 2017. The award, given every two years, was handed out by prof. Albert Heck, scientific director of the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences . Prof. Paul Parren is professor of Molecular Immunology at the University of Leiden, and Chief Scientific Officer at Genmab (http://www.genmab.com/) in Utrecht. His work is a perfect example of the link between fundamental science (for example on the complement system) and therapeutic innovation. Novel immunological insights, published in high-tier journals, are translated into drugs and technology platforms. Prof. Paul Parren accepted the award with a very interesting lecture about antibodies, duobodies, and hexabodies, which was much appreciated by staff and students of the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the faculty of Science at Utrecht University.