Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics

The Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics rewards 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 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?

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

Nomination and awards ceremony

The following can nominate researchers for the Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics:

  • Individual professors from universities in the Netherlands and elsewhere;
  • Members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences;
  • Boards of management and deans of universities in the Netherlands;
  • Directors of research institutes in the Netherlands;
  • Academies and other scientific or scholarly institutions in the Netherlands and elsewhere;
  • The board of the Dutch Network of Women Professors (Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren).

The deadline for nominating candidates has passed.

The awards ceremony will be held late 2022.

The next call for nominations for this Prize will open in 2023.