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Committee on the Novozymes Prize

Committee on the Novozymes Prize

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.

The committee's 8 members

Bernard Henrissat
Chairman
Professor, Director of Research, Department of Glycogenomics, AFMB lab, University of Marseille, Honorary Professor in Glycomics, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Has been a member since 2018.
Jens Nielsen
Member
Professor, Chalmers
Has been a member since 2017.
Gunnar von Heijne
Member
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University
Has been a member since 2019
Henrik Callesen
Member
Professor, PhD, DVSc, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
Has been a member since 2014
Johanna Buchert
Member
Professor, Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland
Has been a member since 2019
Michael Broberg Palmgren
Member
Professor, PhD, DSc, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, KU
Has been a member since 2014
Birgitte Nauntofte
Member
CEO, Novo Nordisk Foundation, dr.odont.
Has been a member since 2014
Claus Felby
Senior Vice President, Biotech
Has been a member since 2020