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Committee on Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology

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.

The committee's 7 members

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