Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics
The Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics rewards research excellence in biochemistry and biophysics. Alfred Heineken established the prize in 1964 as a homage to his father, chemist Henry Pierre Heineken. Every two years, the prize is awarded to a renowned researcher worldwide who has made groundbreaking discoveries within the field.
Laureates of the Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics include some of the world’s leading scientists and future Nobel laureates. Among them are Sir Paul Nurse, whose research forms the basis of current knowledge on the regulation of the division of eukaryotic cells; Jennifer Doudna, whose work laid the foundations for revolutions in modern biochemistry; and Carolyn Bertozzi, whose research provided the basis for revolutionary cancer treatments. Laboratories use her techniques worldwide.
All laureates of the prize have contributed to cutting-edge research that has great potential to positively impact people’s lives worldwide, inspire young researchers, and promote knowledge valorisation and effective scientific communication.