MPI's Ingrid Szilagyi displays the awards at the dinner in London.
Letterprins won bronze in two categories: best use of data and best mobile app.
Letterprins is an app, developed under the direction of Esther Steenbeek, that helps children learn to read faster and better. In an Max Planck Institute study linked to the Letterprins app, we collect DNA from children who use the Letterprins app to practise reading. All these children are learning to read at their own pace and in their own way. By collecting DNA, we can find out how DNA factors collectively influence the pace and trajectory of learning and which processes in the brain are involved in learning to read.
For the realisation and progress of the Letterprins project, Radboud University and the Donders Institute are collaborating with the Max Planck Institute. The app was built by IJsfontein and Vertigo6.