Heineken Prizes

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2020

Ansuya Blom

The international jury of the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2020 has awarded the prize to visual artist Ansuya Blom. She will receive 100,000 euros, half of which is intended for a publication and/or exhibition. The jury described Ansuya Blom’s work as intimate, engaging and poetic. 

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Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics 2018

Xiaowei Zhuang

Examining the behaviour of molecules in living cells

Quote from the jury:

“Xiaowei Zhuang is pioneering the application of new imaging methods and using them to seek answers to longstanding, fundamental questions about the machinery of biological cells.”

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics 2018 to Xiaowei Zhuang, Professor of Physics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University in Cambridge (USA). Xiaowei Zhuang received the prize for her groundbreaking work on developing high-resolution imaging methods and their use in investigating a variety of fundamental biological problems.

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Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine 2018

Peter F.M. Carmeliet

The effects of growth factors on blood vessels and nerve cells

Quote from the jury:

“Peter Carmeliet has been at the forefront of research investigating how growth factors control vascular endothelial cells at the molecular level.”

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine 2018 to Peter F.M. Carmeliet, Professor of Medicine at the University of Leuven (Belgium). Peter Carmeliet received the prize for his research into the effects of growth factors on endothelial and nerve cells and for his efforts to develop treatments for vascular and neurological disorders based on his research findings.

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Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History 2018

John R. McNeill

Storyteller and investigator of unparalleled vision

Quote from the jury:

“John McNeill’s work is exceptional for the apparent ease with which he weaves centuries, continents, cultures, scientific disciplines and languages into a single narrative.”

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History 2018 to John R. McNeill, Professor of History at Georgetown University in Washington (DC, USA). John McNeill received the prize for his important work in integrating two recent branches of the study of history: global history and environmental history.

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Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences 2018

Paul D.N. Hebert

A catalogue for the library of life

Quote from the jury:

“If Paul Hebert’s project succeeds, its legacy will yield lasting benefits to humankind.”

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences 2018 to Paul D.N. Hebert, Research Chair in Molecular Biodiversity at the University of Guelph (Canada). Paul Hebert received the prize for his pivotal contribution to developing a genetic barcode capable of classifying every biological species on Earth.

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C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science 2018

Nancy Kanwisher

A region of the brain specialising in facial recognition

Quote from the jury:

“Much of Kanwisher’s work continues to influence the way researchers think about the functional organisation of the human brain.”

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science 2018 to Nancy Kanwisher, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (USA). Nancy Kanwisher received the prize for her highly original, meticulous and cogent research on the functional organisation of the human brain.

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Heineken Young Scientists Awards

Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Medical/Biomedical Sciences 2018

Joost Snijder

Joost Snijder

Quote from the jury:

“Joost Snijder is a highly talented, creative, independent and promising thinker and scientist. He displays both vision and courage.”

Dr Joost Snijder (29) received the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Medical/Biomedical Sciences 2018 for using advanced microscopic techniques to study the molecular mechanisms of viruses.

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Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Humanities 2018

Maartje van der Woude

Quote from the jury:

“Maartje van der Woude knows how to inspire young researchers and students, and she does it in innovative, highly effective ways.”

Professor Maartje van der Woude (37) received the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Humanities 2018 for investigating the interplay between the law and public debate concerning such issues as terrorism, migration, and cross-border crime.

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Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Natural Sciences 2018

Peter K. Bijl

Quote from the jury:

“His climate reconstructions demonstrate how greenhouse effects and changing ocean circulations once had major impacts on sea levels and life on the planet.”

Dr Peter K. Bijl (34) received the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Natural Sciences 2018 for researching the relationship between atmosphere, oceans and ecosystems in the Antarctic over the past 80 million years.

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Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Social Sciences 2018

Marie-José van Tol

Quote from the jury:

“She is not afraid to go off the beaten path, for example when using innovative neuro-imaging techniques and analytical tools for her research.”

Dr Marie-José van Tol (37) received the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Social Sciences 2018 for studying the many factors that contribute to depression and other psychiatric disorders.

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