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The Marie and August Krogh Prize

In the name of the pioneers

The Marie and August Krogh Prize was established in 1969 and is awarded annually to an outstanding health researcher in Denmark. The Organization of Danish Medical Societies awards the Prize, which is accompanied by DKK 1,500,000 (€200,000), comprising a personal award of DKK 250,000 and a research grant of DKK 1,250,000. The Prize is conferred every year at the annual conference of the Organization of Danish Medical Societies.

The Board of the Organization of Danish Medical Societies acts as the Prize committee, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation provides the money. Affiliated members of the Organization of Danish Medical Societies may nominate candidates for the Prize.

The Prize was known as the August Krogh Prize until 2009, when it was renamed the Marie and August Krogh Prize. The Novo Nordisk Foundation proposed the name change as a result of increasing awareness of Marie Krogh’s role in the years leading up to the establishment of the Foundation and her role as a pioneering woman researcher.

Marie Krogh (1874–1943) was the fourth Danish woman to earn a doctorate in medicine. She worked for many years as a general practitioner and carried out various independent research projects.

August Krogh (1874–1949) was Professor of Zoophysiology at the University of Copenhagen and was one of Denmark’s most eminent scientists of the 20th century. In 1920, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. During a lecture tour in the United States undertaken in 1922 as a result of winning the Nobel Prize, Marie, who had diabetes, told her husband about the research on treatment of diabetes in Canada. Following a visit to the University of Toronto, August Krogh returned to Denmark with the rights to manufacture insulin in the Scandinavian countries. This was the beginning of the establishment of what is now The Novo Nordisk Foundation and Novo Nordisk A/S, one of the world’s leading companies in the treatment of diabetes.

Previous recipients

Year
Recipients
2019
GUNHILD WALDEMAR
Clinical Professor
2018
HANS ERIK BØTKER
Professor
2017
MERETE NORDENTOFT
Professor
2016
TORBEN JØRGENSEN
Professor
2015
NIELS HENRY SECHER
Professor
2014
TORSTEN LAURITZEN
Praktiserende læge, professor, dr. med.
2013
JENS JUUL HOLST
Professor
2012
MOUSTAPHA KASSEM
Professor, overlæge, dr. med.
2011
JENS D. LUNDGREN
Professor, overlæge, dr. med.
2010
ERLING FALK
Professor, dr. med.
2009
BENT SMEDEGAARD OTTESEN
Professor, dr.med.
2008
HANS JØRGEN GOTTLIEB GUNDERSEN
Professor, dr.med.
2007
OLUF BORBYE PEDERSEN
Professor, overlæge, dr.med
2006
ANDREAS KJÆR
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2005
VIBEKE HJORTDAL
Professor, overlæge, dr.med.
2004
PREBEN BO MORTENSEN
Professor, dr.med.
2003
LARS FUGGER
Professor, dr.med.
2002
ULLA MARGRETHE WEWER
Professor, dr.med.
2001
BENGT SALTIN
Professor, med.dr.
2000
HENRIK KEHLET
Professor, dr.med.
1999
JØRN OLSEN
Professor
1998
HENNING T. MOURIDSEN
Overlæge, dr.med.
1997
HANS HENRIK HOLM
Professor, dr.med.
1996
LARS BOLUND
Professor, med.dr.
1993
JØRN GIESE
Professor, dr.med.
1992
HENRIK R. WULFF
1991
DANIEL ANDERSEN
1990
MOGENS BLICHERT-TOFT
1988
BENT SØRENSEN
1987
FLEMMING KISSMEYER
1986
POUL THYGESEN
1985
JØRN FALCK LARSEN
1984
NIS J. NISSEN
1983
PER LOUS
1982
POUL EFFERSØE
1981
EIGILL JENSEN
1980
SIMON RUNE
1979
KNUD LUNDBÆK
1976
POUL BONNEVIE
1975
POUL HARRESTRUP ANDERSEN
1974
POVL RIIS
1973
JOHANNES IPSEN
1969
HUGO THEORELL
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From 2018 The Novo Nordisk Foundation donates DKK 1,500,000 annually to fund the Prize.

Link
http://selskaberne.dk/
Additional information

Anne Sofie Lei
Grant Administrator
Novo Nordisk Foundation
asfl@novo.dk

Application Info

The Prize is not open to application and is awarded by the Organization of Danish Medical Societies.

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