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Committee on Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology

This committee implements the Board of the Foundation’s granting decision for the support of project grants, postdoctoral fellowships and research leader grants for research within plant science, agriculture and food biotechnology.

The Novo Nordic Foundation Board has established an annual grant budget of DKK 100 million (€13.4 million), allocated between project grants (DKK 30 million), postdoctoral fellowships (DKK 10 million) and research leader grants (DKK 60 million), within this research field. Project grants, postdoctoral fellowships and research leader grants are awarded once annually following separate calls for applications.

The Committee on Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology was established in 2020 and currently has seven members, consisting of a Chair and six other members. The Board of the Foundation selects the members in accordance with the general rules covering the Foundation’s committees.

The current members of the Committee are listed below.

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Ascending Investigator grants for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology 2024 – Nordic Region

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Emerging Investigator grants for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology 2024 – Nordic Region

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Project Grants for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology 2023

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Postdoctoral Fellowships for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology 2023

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Ascending Investigator grants for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology 2023 – Nordic Region

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Emerging Investigator grants for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology 2023 – Nordic Region

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Project Grants for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology

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Postdoctoral Fellowships for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology

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Emerging Investigator grants for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology 2022 – Nordic Region

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Ascending Investigator grants for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology - Nordic Region

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Ascending Investigator grants for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology – Nordic Region

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Emerging Investigator grants for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology – Nordic Region

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Project grants for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology

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Remko Boom

Chair

Professor, PhD, Department of Agrotechnology and Food Science, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Member since 2020

Stefan Jansson

Member

Professor and head of department, PhD, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Center, Umeå, Sverige
Member since 2020

Marcel van der Heijden

Member

Professor and leader of section, PhD, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of Zürich, Zürich, Schweiz
Member since 2020

Bente Jessen Graae

Member

Professor, PhD, Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norge
Member since 2020

Marina Heinonen

Member

Professor, PhD, Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Member since 2020

Jørgen Eriksen

Member

Professor, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark
Member since 2022

Björn Usadel

Member

Professor, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Jülich Forschungszentrum
Member since 2022