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Hematology Award for Lillicrap

March 26, 2019

Prof. David Lillicrap of Queen´s University in Kingston, Canada has been awarded the Erasmus Hematology Award.

Lillicrap, who is professor at the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University, received the award from Erasmus MC’s dean Prof. Hans van Leeuwen on 15 March.

The Erasmus Hematology Award is awarded once every two years to a researcher who has conducted leading research in an area of hematology. Lillicrap´s research focuses on bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.

“David Lillicrap is a one of the world´s leading experts in the field of hemostasis. He performed groundbreaking studies on hemophilia and von Willebrand disease”, is what the award lecture announcement says. “His research focuses on molecular mechanisms of the hemostatic system so as to improve treatment of these bleeding disorders. The professor is most known for his achievements in genetic and functional studies on von Willebrand disease.”

The Erasmus Hematology Award consists of a € 2500 cash prize and a sculpture. Lillicrap gave the award lecture at Erasmus MC’s Molecular Medicine Day in Rotterdam.