Research Award 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Research Award Winner: Huub H. van Rossum. The award ceremony took place in December 2021 during the INSTAND General Assembly. 

Mr. van Rossum submitted the following two papers:

  1. „Design and implementation of quality control plans that integrate moving average and internal quality control: incorporating the best of both worlds”
  2. „Ten-month evaluation of the routine application of patient moving average for real-time quality control in a hospital setting”

Huub van Rossum is a specialist in laboratory medicine and clinical chemistry at the Netherlands Cancer Institute. He has a background in analytical chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences and followed his training for becoming a specialist in laboratory medicine in The Bronovo hospital in The Hague, Leiden University Medical Center (Netherlands) and Stanford Medical Center (USA). Next he worked for about a year in the University Medical Center in Utrecht on the implementation of best practice QC. In 2015 he started his company Huvaros (www.huvaros.com) that markets MA Generator, an application that supports the laboratory specific optimization and validation of patient-based real-time QC. Since 2014 Huub works as a laboratory specialist in the Netherlands Cancer Institute – Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital in Amsterdam. Here he is responsible, together with his colleague, for all routine clinical diagnostics including chemistry, immunochemistry, hematology and blood transfusion. His current research focuses on patient-based real-time quality control, the development and improvement of cancer biomarkers, diagnostic validation of longitudinal (tumor) biomarkers and implementation of these in routine clinical practice.


INSTAND is regularly awarding the Honorary Award, Research Award and Dissertation Award.

The INSTAND Research Award is given to scientists for innovative research work and outstanding scientific results in the field of quality assurance in laboratory medicine. The research prize is awarded every two years. The award ceremony takes place in December during the INSTAND general meeting. 

The INSTAND Dissertation Award is given annually to scientists for up to two outstanding papers in the field of quality assurance in laboratory medicine. The prize is awarded in December during the INSTAND general meeting.

Next deadline for submission for both awards: July 31, 2022.


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