Focus on biotechnology
The Novozymes Prize aims to raise awareness of basic and applied biotechnology research.
The Novozymes Prize is awarded to recognise outstanding European research or technology achievements that contribute to the development of innovative and sustainable biotechnology solutions for the benefit of people and the planet.
Awardees must have made an important contribution to European Science in areas of relevance to e.g. biomanufacturing, industrial, environmental, food or plant biotechnology. The prize is not awarded for a life-time achievement contribution to science. They must have a current position and an active research program at a public or non-profit research institution in a European country. Awardees can have any nationality.
The Committee on the Novozymes Prize awards the prize based on the nominations received. Anyone can nominate a candidate for the prize.
Read more about the awardee 2023, Professor Anne Osbourn: She chose poetry over science but returned to revolutionise plant research