Center leader Jens Stougaard receives the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Grant for Technical and Physical Science Research

Center leader and Professor, Jens Stougaard, is one of the world’s leading molecular biologists. His publications are among some of the most cited in “Plant and Animal Science” and since 2007, he has been the leader of the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Carbohydrate Recognition and Signaling (CARB). Now he is being honored with the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Grant.

stougaard“It’s truly fantastic to get to formulate your own ideas and get to make a setup made that lets you bring them to life. That’s what drives research, and that’s what keeps it interesting to work with. Not the next result, because that’s unpredictable,” states Jens Stougaard.

The Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Grant for Technical and Physical Science Research is 5 million kr. and is one of the largest individual prizes in Danish research. The grant is awarded every year in recognition of special achievements in research.

Villum Kann Rasmussen wanted the annual grant to support technical and physical science research and to provide better opportunities for creative scientific work for the benefit and inspiration of Danish research. The VILLUM FOUNDATION Board of Directors, on the recommendation of an expert committee, nominates the recipient of the grant. A total of 33 scientists have received the annual grant since it was established in 1987.

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