The Committee on the Novozymes Prize implements the Board of the Foundation’s decision to award the Novozymes Prize. Candidates for the Prize, are determined based on suggestions from the committee, former Prize recipients, as well as nominations from the research community (see call for nominations), for the Board’s final granting decision.
At the Committee’s meetings the research contributions of the suggested candidates are considered, and after comprehensive analyses, the Committee selects a shortlist of candidates, who are then thoroughly assessed by several international experts. The Board of the Foundation decides the winner of the Prize no later than 3 months before the award ceremony.
The Committee consists of 5–8 members. The Board of the Foundation selects the Chair as well as the other committee members in accordance with the general rules covering the Foundation’s committees.
The current members of the Novozymes Prize Committee are listed below.