Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics

The Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics supports research excellence in biochemistry and biophysics.

The Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation awards the Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics every two years. In doing so, the Foundation draws attention to the importance of these two disciplines, including the biochemical and biophysical aspects of microbiology and the physiology of seed germination. The prize does not cover technical aspects of the physiology of seed germination.

The Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics consists of a crystal trophy and USD 200,000. The trophy, a replica in miniature of the microscope invented by the Dutch scholar Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), symbolises the progress of biochemistry and biophysics since the prize was established in 1963. The trophy was designed by W. Heesen and is produced by Koninklijke Nederlandsche Glasfabriek Leerdam.

Fields

Biochemistry, biophysics

Who is the prize intended for?

A top international researcher in biochemistry and/or biophysics whose scientific work still shows significant promise.

Nomination and awards ceremony

Researchers can be nominated for the Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics by:

  • Academy members
  • Governing boards and deans of Dutch universities
  • Directors of Dutch research institutes
  • Individual professors at universities in the Netherlands and abroad
  • Academies and other scientific and scholarly institutions in the Netherlands and abroad
  • The board of the Dutch Network of Women Professors (Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren)

Please submit your nomination (and requested appendices) using the official nomination form. The deadline for submitting the form (a Word document) is 15 October 2019. You may e-mail the form to .

The awards ceremony will take place on 1 October 2020.