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Dutch malaria researcher, Pètra Mens, wins Merial Award

June 2, 2015 - 12:52 -- Bart G.J. Knols
On the 27th of May malaria researcher Dr. Petra Mens of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands received the Merial Award. She will receive this award in Parasitology  for her innovative work in the field of malaria diagnostics. She has contributed to the access of malaria diagnostics and improved case finding of Malaria in Pregnancy. 
Pètra Mens (33) has been working on malaria control since 2004. She is currently working as researcher at the department of Biomedical Research at the Royal Tropical Institute.  She is conducting research on the treatment and diagnosis of malaria in general and in pregnant women in particular. The Merial Award is an encouragement for her already successful career.

Merial Award 
The Merial Award is a professional award for young promising researchers in the field of veterinary or medical parasitology. The Prize consists of a certificate and a cash prize of € 3000 and is intended to further encourage professional ambition in parasitology in the Benelux and scientific quality and active dissemination of research. On Wednesday 27 May, the award is presented at a scientific meeting of the Dutch society for Parasitology in Utrecht.

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Submitted by Anonymized User (not verified) on

Congrats Petra Mens, I wish you all the best and many more achievements as you endeavour to eradicate malaria.

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Submitted by Obaro Michael on

Congratulations Dr. Petra Mens. Your success is a motivation for all of us working on malaria.
Obaro Michael, Nigeria