Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Heineken Prize for Paul Hebert

The Heineken Prizes are the most prestigious international science prizes of the Netherlands. They are awarded every other year. The laureates are selected by juries assembled by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and made up of leading Dutch and foreign scientists and scholars. The Heineken Prizes are named after Dr Henry P. Heineken (1886-1971); Dr Alfred H. Heineken (1923-2002) and Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken (1954), chairman of the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation, which fund the prizes.

The Academy has awarded the Heineken Prizes this year to biomedical scientist Peter Carmeliet (University of Leuven), cognitive scientist Nancy Kanwisher (MIT), historian John R. McNeill (Georgetown University), biophysicist Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard University) and - here it comes - biologist Paul Hebert (University of Guelph).

A great and well deserved honour for Paul, the father of DNA barcoding (I know he hates this title but I couldn't resist teasing him).

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