The Danisco Foundation today has awarded three Science Excellence Medals for 2017. The medalists are senior scientists broadly recognized by DuPont Nutrition & Health for scientific excellence with a remarkable record of accomplishment relevant to the food and nutrition industry.
This year’s medalists are:
The medalists received their awards during a special ceremony held at the DuPont Global Food Research Center in Brabrand. In addition, each recipient addressed the global DuPont Nutrition & Health Technology & Innovation organization to further the dialogue about their scientific breakthroughs and applications in the food and nutrition industry.
“Science-based innovation ultimately depends on fundamental research,” said Angela Naef, Ph.D., DuPont Nutrition & Health’s global leader for Technology & Innovation and Danisco Foundation board member. “Therefore, it is a great honor to be able to award the Science Excellence Medal to these three scientists in recognition of their significant accomplishments and the contribution each of them has made to the field of food and nutrition.”
The award, formerly known as the Danisco Prize, was founded in 2002 by the Danisco Foundation to help improve food products, notably industrially produced foods. It was last awarded in 2016. The Danisco Foundation was established in 1981 and provides funding and grants to support predominantly food science and research.
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From the left:
Alexa Dembek, DuPont Science & Innovation Director; Matthias Heinzel, DuPont Nutrition & Health President; Raivo Vilu, Ph.D.; Sylvain Moineau, Ph.D.; Kathrin Ohla, Ph.D.; Doug Muzyka, DuPont Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer, and Angela Naef, DuPont Nutrition & Health Global Technology & Innovation Leader.