On Saturday, a proud Søren Molin was presented with the Novo Nordisk Prize 2014 at an event with close to 200 invited guests in Bagsværd.
Søren Molin, Professor and PhD, the Technical University of Denmark, received the Prize for his pioneering studies of bacterial biofilms and their significance for disease development.
Sten Scheibye, Chair of Board of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Birgitte Nauntofte, CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and Jan Fahrenkrug, Chair of the Prize Committee, all gave speeches, before the prize winner took the floor.
– I think most people can understand how big a moment this is for me. I’ve not yet quite come down to earth. I am very grateful, and I hope that in the future I can live up to the expectations that come with winning this prize, said Søren Molin before he gave an enthusiastic talk about his research focused on how bacteria manage to move from one environment to another.
A musical tribute to the prize winner by Danish musician Steffen Brandt followed before the event concluded with a lunch.
The Novo Nordisk Prize of DKK 1.5 million is awarded annually by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.