The final round of the selection procedure was a poster presentation, organised by ie-net at the central train station of Antwerp. After sucessfully presenting the work of their Msc. theses, Audrey and Edith both won ie-awards.
Edith was awarded the first prize in the field of bio-engineering for her work entitled "Reologie van rationaal ontworpen peptidehydrogelen". This work dealt with the synthesis and rheological characterisation of peptide hydrogels, and was performed in collaboration with the Organic Chemistry group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Audrey won the audience award with "Selectie van helende reagentia voor een vasculair zelfhelende toepassing", in which she investigated potential materials for their use as healing agents when introduced into a matrix through a vascular network.
More information regarding the 2015 ie-awards can be found here.
Well done, ladies!