Christine van Broeckhoven, a Pioneer in Alzheimer's
(Margot Vanderstraeten) The Low Countries - 2007, № 15, pp. 289-291
Christine van Broeckhoven was born on 9 April 1953 and, despite her strictly scientific approach to life, she does tend to say with a smile that her being born in this year was a matter not of chance but of predestination. For 1953 was a milestone in science. It was in April of that year that James Watson (USA) and Francis Crick (UK) discovered the double helix structure of DNA. It was on the research results of Watson and Crick, who received the Nobel prize for Medicine in 1962 for their insights into heredity, that Van Broeckhoven was to base her career. No. Correction. It was to DNA, the secret of life, that she would dedicate her life, her whole existence.
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