Belgian virologist Marc Van Ranst has won the Career Award Science Communication 2020.
The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB) and the Young Academy are rewarding the professor of virology at KU Leuven for his career-long clear and broad communication about his field, even in very challenging circumstances.
"It does me a great deal to receive this prize from fellow scientists,” Van Ranst said. "All those interviews during all those years, you do them and you try to do that as well as possible. When that is appreciated, it's very pleasant.”
Translation: Great gratitude for this recognition by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium. In order to find a balance between scientific nuance and clarity for the general public, Van Ranst always tries to speak to his grandfather. "He was a metal worker. If he understands it, then it's good."
Grote dankbaarheid voor deze erkenning door de Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België. https://t.co/8m3STzylLG— Marc Van Ranst (@vanranstmarc) October 22, 2020