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Femke Nijboer

Femke Nijboer

Femke Nijboer, Maverick Researcher of Human, Ethical and Societal Aspects of Neurotechnology.

Femke Nijboer has 15 years’ experience with brain-computer interfacing. She has conducted extensive and widely cited clinical work with brain-computer interfaces for patients with neuromuscular disorders (and locked-in patients) at the Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology of the University of Tübingen.

She was the winner of the Tursky Award (2006) for Excellence in pre-doctoral research. In 2011, she was awarded with an NWO-Veni grant to develop novel technology assessment tools to investigate ethical, legal and societal issues of research and development of neurotechnologies and to bring together stakeholders from various disciplines.

In 2015 she was awarded with the l’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for a 5-month fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (Sept 2016 – Jan 2017).